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Joel Haines

Composer

Joel Haines has composed screen music for over two decades, including soundtracks for TV shows Outrageous Fortune, Westside, The Brokenwood Mysteries and Mercy Peak— plus movies This Way of Life and After the Waterfall. Haines has also created themes for dozens of high profile brands (Air New Zealand, McDonald's), and channel music for TV2, Māori Television, and Sky Sports.

A film and TV composer is part of a big machine working towards a much bigger picture than your music. Forgetting everything you think you know, and taking direction from a multitude of sources, and turning it into music that is not your signature sound, or even remotely resembling any music you've made before, is a challenge — but a greatly rewarding one. Joel Haines, in an interview with website The Big Idea, 22 May 2017

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Westside

2015 - ongoing, Composer - Television

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The Price of Peace

2015, Sound, Composer - Film

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Westside - First Episode

2015, Composer - Television

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Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Composer - Television

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Swagger

2014 - ongoing, Composer - Television

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The Kick

2014, Composer - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Composer - Television

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Step Dave - First Episode

2014, Additional Music - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries - First Episode

2014, Composer - Television

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NZ Story

2013, Composer - Television

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This Town

2013 - 2015, Composer - Television

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He Toki Huna - New Zealand in Afghanistan

2013, Composer - Film

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NZ Story - Helena McAlpine, Living Every Moment

2013, Composer of Theme Music - Television

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NZ Story - Meng Foon

2013, Composer - Theme music - Television

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Ngā Tamatoa: 40 Years On

2012, Composer - Television

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The Golden Hour

2012, Composer - Television

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Ebony Society

2010, Composer - Short Film

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain

2010, Music - Television

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Polynesian Panthers

2010, Composer - Television

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After the Waterfall

2010, Composer - Film

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This Way of Life

2009, Composer - Film

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Doves of War

2006, Composer - Television

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Doves of War - First Episode

2006, Composer - Television

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Nathan Haines Family Album

2005, Subject - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Composer - Television

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Hard Out - First Episode

2003, Music - Television

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Skin and Bone

2003, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Tiare

2002, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Haka and Siva

2002, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Te Ao Mahana

2002, Composer - Television

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Mercy Peak - First Episode (excerpt)

2001, Composer - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, Composer - Television

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Kiwi Buddha

2000, Composer - Television

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Relative Guilt

1999, Composer - Television