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David Long

Composer

Ex Six Volts and Mutton Birds guitarist David Long has composed music for high profile dramas (The Luminaries, The Insiders Guide to Happiness) and more than 20 documentaries. After helping Don McGlashan on the score for 1993 feature Absent Without Leave, Long went solo for 1997 telefilm Home Movie. Since then he has become one of New Zealand's busiest screen composers, winning NZ Screen Awards for both Insiders Guides, plus a trio of Silver Scrolls  for 3D Everest film Beyond the Edge, racing doco McLaren and The Luminaries. Long is also an award-winning music producer (Fur Patrol, Dave Dobbyn).

If you say too much, or if you’re too busy, you pull focus away from the images. You don’t want to do that. You want to enhance and push up, but you’re one element. David Long on composing music for the screen, in his AudioCulture profile, 27 October 2020

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We Need to Talk about A.I.

2021, Composer - Film

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INSiDE

2020, Composer - Television

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INSiDE - First Episode

2020, Composer - Television

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Helen Kelly - Together

2019, Composer - Film

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For My Father's Kingdom

2019, Composer - Film

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6 Days

2017, Composer - Film

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McLaren

2017, Composer - Film

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Where There is Life

2017, Composer - Film

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The Ground We Won

2015, Composer - Film

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25 April

2015, Composer - Film

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The 5th Eye

2015, Composer - Film

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War News - The Gallipoli Evacuation (excerpt)

2014, Composer - Television

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Hot Air

2014, Composer - Film

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War News

2014, Composer - Television

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Gardening with Soul

2013, Composer - Film

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Beyond the Edge

2013, Composer - Film

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Helen Clark: The Road to Power

2013, Composer - Television

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The Red House

2012, Composer - Film

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Two Little Boys

2012, Composer - Film

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Rest for the Wicked

2011, Composer - Film

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Lambs

2011, Composer - Short Film

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The WotWots - Whistle Wots (Series Two, Episode 63)

2011, Composer - Television

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Choice Night

2010, Composer - Short Film

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Russian Snark

2010, Composer - Film

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The WotWots

2009, Composer - Television

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The Lovely Bones

2009, Additional Music - Film

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The Topp Twins: - Untouchable Girls

2009, Additional Music, Concert Recording - Film

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Aftershock

2008, Composer - Television

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Aftershock - Would You Survive?

2008, Composer - Television

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An Island Calling

2008, Composer - Television

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A Tall Long Faced Tale

2008, Composer - Television

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The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia

2008, Composer - Short Film

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The Hollow Men

2008, Composer - Film

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30 Arthur Street

2007, Subject - Short Film

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Being Billy Apple

2007, Composer - Television

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Facelift - Series Four, Episode One

2007, Composer - Television

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The Hothouse

2007, Composer - Television

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The Hothouse - First Episode

2007, Composer - Television

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We're Here to Help

2007, Composer - Film

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A Civilised Society

2006, Composer - Film

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Sedition

2005, Composer - Film

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Facelift - Series Three, Episode One

2005, Composer - Television

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Facelift - Series Two, Episode One

2005, Composer - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Love

2005, Composer - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Love - Who Taught You Love (Episode Six)

2005, Composer - Television

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Facelift - Best of 2004

2004, Composer - Television

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Facelift - First Episode

2004, Composer - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Happiness

2004, Composer - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Happiness - Does Happiness Grow Up? (Chapter Eleven)

2004, Composer - Television

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Haunting Douglas

2003, Composer - Television

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, Music Designer - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, Music Designer - Film

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The Strip

2003, Composer - Television

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Hurtle

1998, Composer - Short Film

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Home Movie

1997, Composer - Television

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Anchor Me

1994, Performer - Music video

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The Heater

1994, Performer - Music video

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Dominion Road

1992, Performer - Music video

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Nature

1992, Performer - Music video

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Absent Without Leave

1992, Composer - Film