Amanda Brown has been composing music for the screen since graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2000. She has written scores for several feature films including Step Into Paradise, Here Out West and Babyteeth. She has a long list of television music credits, most recently drama series Underbelly: Vanishing Act for the Nine Network and The Secrets She Keeps (Season 2) for Channel 10/BBC1. In 2022 Amanda will compose music for Amazon series Deadloch.
In 2020 Amanda won the AACTA Awards for Best Music Score (Babyteeth) and Best Documentary Score (Brazen Hussies) and in 2019 she won the Soundtrack Stars Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival for Babyteeth. She has released multiple soundtrack albums in addition to an extensive discography of work with a range of artists including silverchair, The Vines, Youth Group and The Church.
Amanda has also had a career as a multi-instrumentalist in several bands, playing violin, guitar, oboe and singing. She was a member of The Go-Betweens and has performed with a variety of artists including R.E.M. and Toni Collette.
Amanda is a writer director board member and screen music ambassador for APRA, the Australian Performing Rights Association. In 2020 she was inducted into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (Music Branch).