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. Music links unavailable till release.
Hearts And Bones 2019
International premier TIFF 2019, world premier in Competition Sydney Film Festival. An unlikely friendship between a war photographer (Hugo Weaving) and a refugee is severely tested when a photograph is discovered that threatens to destroy them both. A poetic score of pulsating high strung guitar oscillations, electric violin and cello, The refugee choir featured also produced by Rafael. Click to listen here
Winner of the Documentary Australia Foundation Award at Sydney Film Festival. AACTA nominee for Best Music (Documentary). A thrilling study of an ordinary Sydney man’s pursuit of an extraordinary past and terrible family secrets. Hidden ghosts are reflected in baselines and melodies created of electrical hums, bowed guitars and Rafael’s heavily treated 100-year-old Steinway. Click to Listen here