Stephen Gallagher

Composer | Music Editor
Stephen is an award winning film and television composer and music editor, who has worked with Peter Jackson, Brian Eno, Ed Sheeran and Nick Cave on Oscar nominated and Emmy award winning projects.

His credits include being Music Editor for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’, for which he won a 2022 MPSE Golden Reel Award; The Hobbit trilogy for which he also composed additional songs; Supervising Music Editor for Amy Berg’s West Of Memphis and for Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones for which he composed additional music to accompany Brian Eno’s original score.

Alongside fellow composer David Long, Stephen composed the score for Emmy Award winning show Inside and three seasons of the BBC series Mystic. He was nominated for an Apra Silver Scroll Award for his score to Nic Gorman’s feature film Human Traces in 2018.

Location - Wellington

Full Biography

Credits
Composer
2021 - Kimana Tuskers - Director - Jamie Joseph
2020 - 2022 - Mystic - BBC - with David Long
2020 - Inside - Director - Peter Salmon - with David Long
2020 - This Could Go Anywhere - Director - Thomas Robbins
2019 - Puppet Killer - Director - Lisa Ovies
2017 - Human Traces - Director - Nic Gorman
2012 - 2014 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Director - Peter Jackson - Additional Song Composition
2009 - The Lovely Bones - Director - Peter Jackson - Additional Composition

Music Editor
2022 - Avatar 2 ; The Way Of Water - Director - James Cameron
2021 - The Beatles: Get Back - Director - Peter Jackson
2020 - The Luminaries - BBC
2018 - Mortal Engines - Director - Christian Rivers
2012 - 2014 - The Hobbit Trilogy - Director - Peter Jackson
2012 - West Of Memphis - Director - Amy Berg
2009 - District 9 - Director - Neill Blomkamp
2009 - The Lovely Bones - Director - Peter Jackson

Training
Bachelor of Arts, with Honours - Music Composition, Victoria University

Awards
2022 - Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Sound Editing for nonfiction or reality program - The Beatles : Get Back (as part of the music editorial team)
2014 - MPSE Golden Reel Awards Finalist (as part of the music editorial team) for Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’
2013 - MPSE Golden Reel Awards Finalist (as part of the music editorial team) for for Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
2011 APRA Professional Development Award Winner for ‘Film & Television’ in New Zealand
2010 - Maverick Movie Awards (USA) Finalist - alongside David Long - for Best Original Score
2010 - Qantas Film and Television Awards Finalist - alongside David Long - for Best Original Music In A Feature Film
2009 - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Western Audio Engineering Award for Sound Designer of the Year
2009 - Qantas Film and Television Awards Finalist - alongside Tom Miskin and Steve Finnigan) - for Best Sound Design in General Television
2007 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Western Audio Award for Sound Designer of the Year
2006 - 48-Hour National Film Competition - Best Original Music (Wellington region)
2005 - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Constance Scott Kirkcaldie Award for Outstanding Composer of Music
2004 - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Golden Horn Award for Sound Designer of the Year

Skills
Composer, Music Editor

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