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David Donaldson

Composer

David Donaldson is one third of Plan 9, a musical collective whose CV of soundtracks includes short films, 20+ features, and over 130 hours of television. Donaldson and colleagues Janet Roddick and Steve Roche all played in celebrated band Six Volts. Since then they have won multiple soundtrack awards, including for films Predicament and Perfect Strangers.  Donaldson also plays in Thrashing Marlin and The Labcoats.

I think coming from a more experimental and sound oriented background has served me well as a soundtrack composer. The lines between music and sound design can be quite blurred and that area of scoring suits my approach to music. David Donaldson

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Poppy

2021, Composer - Film

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Helen Kelly - Together

2019, Composer - Film

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Loading Docs 2019 - Water Baby

2019, Composer - Web

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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

2017, Composer - Film

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Kobi

2017, Composer - Film

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The Great Maiden's Blush

2015, Composer - Film

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What We Do in the Shadows

2014, Composer - Film

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Edwin: My Life as a Koont

2013, Composer - Film

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Antarctica: A Year on Ice

2013, Composer - Film

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Sprung

2013, Composer - Short Film

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Fresh Meat

2012, Composer - Film

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The Last Ocean

2012, Composer - Film

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Hook, Line and Sinker

2011, Composer - Film

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Love Birds

2011, Composer - Film

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Diagnosis: Death

2009, Composer - Film

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The Man in the Hat

2009, Composer - Film

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The Lovely Bones

2009, Additional Music - Film

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Taking the Waewae Express

2008, Composer - Film

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Second-Hand Wedding

2008, Composer - Film

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30 Arthur Street

2007, Camera, Editor, Director, Subject - Short Film

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The Time of our Lives

2007, Composer - Television

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Earthquake

2006, Composer - Television

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Bad Dates

2005, Composer - Short Film

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Kombi Nation

2003, Composer - Film

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Perfect Strangers

2003, Composer - Film

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Tongan Ninja

2002, Composer - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Additional Cultural Music - Film

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Jubilee

2000, Composer - Film

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Fizz

1999, Composer - Short Film

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Tiger Country

1998, Composer - Television

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Backroom Troubles

1997, Sound Mix - Film

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Saving Grace

1997, Composer - Film

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Shoes

1997, Composer - Short Film

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Someone Else's Country

1996, Composer - Film

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Forgotten Silver

1995, Composer - Television

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Prickle

1994, Composer - Short Film