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by Richard Thorne

Auckland Composer Peter Hobbs Wins Big In NYC

by Richard Thorne

Auckland Composer Peter Hobbs Wins Big In NYC

Auckland composer and musician Peter Hobbs (Lost Demos) recently picked up one of the international film industry’s highest honours with a Gold World Medal for Best Original Music in the 2017 New York Festival’s International Television and Film Awards.

His soundtrack for the the NZ On Air and TVNZ funded film ‘Jean’, based on the life of Jean Batten, won the top prize, with ‘Jean’ collecting a remarkable nine awards on the night.

“I lived and breathed Jean and her flying for many long sleepless months in the studio, trying to create a musical world that reflected her wonderful strong character and story,” says Peter.

“All of us who worked on Jean really believed in this film and its strength of storytelling and so we gave it our all. It’s fantastic now to see the film doing so well out in the world.”