About Matt Caradus

Biography

In the heart of every story, a new and unique piece of music is hidden. Matt has worked across a wide range of formats and genres, consistently finding the emotional narrative in every story he works with and bringing it to life through fresh and exciting musical compositions.Matt is an emerging New Zealand composer for film, TV and video games. From his studio at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand in Dunedin, he has composed music for TV shows on, Nat Geo, Animal Planet, Al-Jazeera, BBC knowledge and closer to home, for NZTV2 and PrimeTV. His music has also featured in a number of award winning short films and documentaries which screened at major film festivals across the globe. Matt is a classically trained composer and instrumentalist. He also has an extensive background in writing and performing accoustic folk-music. In addition to creating music for screen, Matt has also recorded and produced several Indie-Folk albums.

Jul 8, 2016
Symhony on Skis

Symhpony on skis

A quick update:

I'm well into the process of scoring the OST for this exciting documentary feature: Symphony on Skis.

Directed by Carla Braun-Elwert and produced by Atara Film. Epic mountain music here we come!

http://symphonyonskis.com/

Jul 8, 2016
Eyes of Ara Trailer

The new trailer for Eyes of Ara is out! It's been a privilege to work on this project, the game is looking (and sounding) amazing!

Music Portfolio

Here you can listen to music from some of my recent projects.

Inside of each project, you will be able to find information about each project and their music.

With Talia Caradus

Talia lives in Dunedin and spends most of her time writing and performing music. She discovered a passion and talent for song writing at the age of 15 and has been writing songs ever since. She often works with her brother Matt Caradus with whom she has recorded two albums so far. Her music carries an intensity of passion which is reinforced by her emotive vocal style and distinctive accent.


Show Reel

A short show reel with excerpts from some of my recent projects.
Warning: final excerpt contains violence and offensive language

Testimonials

Amy Taylor Director/Producer Soul in the Sea

Matt was fantastic to work with - he has a real understanding of the art of composing for films, and creates music that adds incredible depth and feeling. As well as contributing ideas he also takes suggestions onboard and is easy to communicate with. I highly recommend him!

Carla Brawn Elwert & Jane Adcroft Directors, Love in Cold Blood

Matt is your one-stop shop for all your epic composing needs! We'll never forget the work he did on Love in Cold Blood… surely it's one of the reasons it has done so well.

Logan Judd Director, Fallen Snow

Matthew has a good ear for music and sound layering in general. In all cases he has taken the footage provided and provided something special in return and within a quick turnaround. He is open to changes and very easy to communicate with. Matthew will always be my first point of call in the future.

Emma Schranz Director, Charlie Floyd's Visionarium

With fantastic communication and a playful sense of translating images into music, working with Matt has been a joy. Charlie Floyd now has his own theme which the whole crew hums every day. Can't wait to work with him again on my next film!

Hugh Barnard Co-Director, In the Shadow of the Mountain

Matt was a pleasure to work with, understood our needs and came up with a score that was exactly what was required for the film. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt as a composer for any film or television work.

Kamani Suppiah Director, A shot of Insipiration

Matt was a pleasure to work with, very professional and went above and beyond his role as a musician to make the film work. The soundtrack for the film was a hit and his work recieved numerous, and well deserved compliments. I wish him all the best!

Mark Strickson Director, Wildlife Warzone

The music for 'Wildlife Warzone' was a challenge. We wanted to reflect current music in South Africa - the sort of music our young talent (trainee wildlife rangers) were listening to. What I definitely didn't want was the sort of music most people outside South Africa perceive of as 'the sound of South Africa'. Matt was up for the challenge! I provided him with a selection of popular South African music to give him a sense of style and he took it from there. Matt did a great job, took notes very well and delivered on time and on budget. I highly recommend him.

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