Matt CARADUS – composer

Matt Caradus 300Matt Caradus has been working as a composer for film and television in New Zealand since graduating from the Otago University Music dept. with a 1st class honours degree.

Matt’s most recent tv drama credit is sci-fi series Cul-de Sac described as a Lord of the Flies, post-apocalyptic..New Zealand style. Directed by Stephen Campbell and broadcast in 2016 on TV2 and repeated on TVNZ.

Matt’s sweeping, classical and epic signature style is melodic and quite breathtaking and it’s little wonder that in 2015 Saving Africa’s Giants, a feature documentary with Matt’s score was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding nature programme.

With a host of short film, documentary, game and tv credits, Matt, based in Dunedin, South Island, works exclusively in New Zealand and is able to bring an authentic, subtle antipodean influence to contemporary or classic scores with the most remarkable and mezmerising results.


Amy Taylor Director/Producer Soul in the Sea
Matt was fantastic to work with – he has a real understanding of the art of composing for films, and creates music that adds incredible depth and feeling. As well as contributing ideas he also takes suggestions onboard and is easy to communicate with. I highly recommend him!

Carla Brawn Elwert & Jane Adcroft Directors, Love in Cold Blood
Matt is your one-stop shop for all your epic composing needs! We’ll never forget the work he did on Love in Cold Blood… surely it’s one of the reasons it has done so well.

Logan Judd Director, Fallen Snow
Matthew has a good ear for music and sound layering in general. In all cases he has taken the footage provided and provided something special in return and within a quick turnaround. He is open to changes and very easy to communicate with. Matthew will always be my first point of call in the future.

Emma Schranz Director, Charlie Floyd’s Visionarium
With fantastic communication and a playful sense of translating images into music, working with Matt has been a joy. Charlie Floyd now has his own theme which the whole crew hums every day. Can’t wait to work with him again on my next film!

Hugh Barnard Co-Director, In the Shadow of the Mountain
Matt was a pleasure to work with, understood our needs and came up with a score that was exactly what was required for the film. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt as a composer for any film or television work.

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