I Am Woman 2019
One of two Australian feature films Rafael has scored at TIFF 2019 premiering opening night Special Presentations. The story of Helen Reddy, one of the biggest superstars of her time, and an icon of the 1970’s feminist movement, who’s song galvanized a generation of women to fight for change. A string orchestra complimenting piano and guitars captured the emotive journey of Helen’s life. Director Unjoo Moon loved Rafael’s ability to create forward movement and contemporary weight through the score.
Hearts And Bones 2019
International premiers at TIFF 2019 Discovery, premiered in Competition at Sydney Film Festival. An unlikely friendship between a war photographer (Hugo Weaving) and a refugee (Andrew Luri) is severely tested when a photograph is discovered that threatens to destroy them both. Featuring a poetic score of pulsating high strung guitar oscillations, electric violin and cello, The refugee choir that featured in the film was also produced by Rafael.
Winner of the Documentary Australia Foundation Award at Sydney Festival, AACTA nominee for Best Music (Documentary). A thrilling study of an ordinary Sydney man pursuit of an extraordinary past and terrible family secrets. Hidden ghosts are reflected in the music with baselines and melodies created of electrical hums, bowed guitars and Rafael’s heavily treated 100-year-old Steinway.