Ricky is an Australian composer who has been composing music for film and television since 1996. He has worked on over 90 film and television projects as either a composer or an orchestrator. The list of work includes Mako Island of Secrets (aka Mako Mermaids) Series 1-3, h2o Just Add Water Series 1-3, James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge and orchestrations on The Lego Movie, Australia and Shine.
Ricky completed the score for The BBQ, an Australian feature film starring Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski and directed by Stephen Amis. Ricky will begin work on the Jonathan M Shiff, ZDF co-production of The Bureau of Magical Things later this year.
He has recently finished work on Jonathan M Shiff's Mako Island of Secrets (aka Mako Mermaids) Series 3. This was the final series in the mermaid franchise that began with h2o Just Add Water in 2006. Both h2o and Mako are still broadcasting internationally on high rotation and continue to rate highly on children's television.
Both h2o and Mako were distributed by ZDF International and Mako Mermaids was released with a Netflix exclusive premiere. They broadcast on free to air, cable and streaming services worldwide.
Ricky also worked on James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge, a National Geography documentary feature, along side co-composers Brett Aplin and Amy Bastow. The film was released in 2014 and the score picked up an AFI AACTA Nomination for Best Music for a Documentary in 2015.
Ricky has recently finished a choral work entitled Sanctus, commissioned to commemorate the bicentennial of the laying of the first foundation stone for Saint David's Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania. Sanctus is written for baritone, child soprano, adult and children's choirs, organ, percussion and cathedral bells. The work will soon premiere on 25th March 2017 as part of the 10 Days on the Island Festival in Hobart.
Ricky has launched a digital music distribution label called Remus Digital. This label is set up to release and distribute film and tv score soundtrack albums through major online music sales and streaming services such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Remus Digital will grow the catalogue and offer soundtrack albums from future film and tv series projects as well as some from the past. Subscribe to the news letter to stay up to date with new releases.
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