Roger’s foray into screen composing came through the world of contemporary music. At the age of three, studying piano at the Melbourne Conservatorium with the influence of a family background diverse in opera, classical & jazz set him on the road to explore different musical styles. His father’s reel to reel tape recorder fuelled his interest in recording at an early age - attaching clothes pegs and paper clips to piano strings and manipulating the tape speed and direction (a limited but effective technique) an indication of a propensity for the non-conventional. His first synthesiser - an ARP Odyssey cemented his passion for electronica and remains a faithful addition to the arsenal of synthesisers collected over the years. His early career as a band musician/member saw him touring and recording in Australia and internationally with Gary Numan, Wall Of Voodoo, Models & Divinyls.

Having always aspired to combine his love of film with music he won a scholarship to attend Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute in Utah to study under acclaimed composers Danny Elfman, David Newman, Alan Silvestri & Michael Kamen; the following year his first feature Film AYA was nominated for Best Score at the AFI Awards.

Roger brings his skill as a multi-instrumentalist along with a passion for folk and ethnic music - his extensive collection of traditional acoustic instruments, electronic technology and wide-ranging experience of orchestral composition has resulted in the recording of orchestras from Sydney to Los Angeles and Cape Town creating a wide range of musical styles for the screen.

He has won numerous screen composer awards as well as having written top 40 charted songs, an ARIA for Best Debut Song and has recently been inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame as a member of the Models. Most recent wins for film composition include APRA/AGSC Best Music For Telemovie/Mini Series ‘The Outlaw Michael Howe’ AACTA nomination (TBA) for Best Music For Television Series ‘ Code’ - APRA/AGSC Best Music for Television Theme ‘My Place’ along with Best score for Television series – ‘Last Confessions Of Alexander Pearce’ (see more listings under awards).

Roger is currently working on ‘The Principal’ for Essential Media Directed by Kriv Stenders & Produced by Ian Collie. Other projects this year include The award winning series ‘The Code’ which has received critical acclaim both here and the UK &’ Borderland’ a doco-drama which aired in the US earlier this year on American Al Jazeera network.



2012 Thirst, Composer
2011 The Burning Man, Additional Composition
2007 September, composer
2007 Fortune, composer
2007 Razzle Dazzle, composer and music producer
2005 The Extra, composer
2004 Man Thing, composer
2003 The Long Lunch, composer
2001 Horses: The Story of Equus (IMAX), composer
2001 When Strangers Appear, composer
2000 Africa's Elephant Kingdom (IMAX), composer
1998 Dead Letter Office, composer
1997 Joey, composer
1996 Killer, composer
1995 The Craft, add composer
1995 Down Came A Blackbird, add composer
1994 Love Crimes, add composer
1994 Gino, composer
1993 Race For the Sun, add composer
1993 Fled, add composer
1992 Till There Was You, add composer
1990 Aya, composer


2015 The Principal - Mini-Series, Essential Media & Ent, composer
2015 No Excuses - Doc Series, In Films/ABC, composer
2014 Borderland - Doc Series, Al Jazeera USA, composer
2014 The Code - Mini-Series, Playmaker, composer
2012 The Outlaw Michael Howe, Cordell Jigsaw, composer
2011 My Place Series 2, Composer, Television Series, composer
2011 In Their Footsteps, Composer, Documentary Series
2010 Miracle (Series). Composer
2010 My Place (Series II), Composer
2009 My Place (Series I), Composer
2009 Miracle (Series), Composer
2008 The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce, composer
2008 SBS Television & Radio Rebranding, composer and producer
2006 Operatunity (series), composer
2006 Peking to Paris (series), composer
2005-2003 MDA (series), composer
2003 Mermaids, composer
2001 Australians at War (series), composer
1998 Day Of The Roses (mini Series), composer
1995-1996 Fire (Series 1 & 2), composer
1994 Seventh Floor, composer
1993 Crimebroker, composer


2012 This Dog’s Life, Composer
2008 He, She, It, composer
2001 Confessions of a Headhunter, composer


Nomination AACTA Awards Best Score for a Telemovie or Mini Series - "The Code"

Winner APRA/AGSC Best Music for a Telemovie/TV Series -"The Outlaw Michael Howe"
Nomination APRA/AGSC Best Song for a Telemovie/Mini Series - "Harvest & The Glory"

Winner APRA/AGSC Best Music For A Short Film - "This Dog's Life"
Nomination APRA/AGSC Best Music For Children's Television - "My Place" Episode

Nomination APRA/AGSC Best Music Childrens Television "My Place"-"Henry"

Winner APRA/AGSC Best Television Theme
Nomintaion APRA/AGSC Best Music Television Series My Place Series 1
Nomination APRA/AGSC Best Soundtrack Album Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

APRA/AGSC Winner Best Music for a Telemovie/Mini Series -
The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

APRA/AGSC Nominee Best Music for Advertising/Station ID - SBS

AFI Nominee Feature Film Score-Razzle Dazzle

APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards
Winner Best Music for a TV Series or Serial—Peking to Paris

APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards
Winner Best Soundtrack Album—The Extra
Nominee Best Feature Film Score—The Extra ARIA Awards
Nominee Best Soundtrack Album—The Extra

APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards
Winner Best Music for a Documentary—Equus
Winner Best Music for a TV Series or Serial—MDA

APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards
Winner Best Music for a Documentary—Confessions of a Headhunter
Nominee Best Music for a Mini-series or Telemovie—Airtight

ABC Gold Manuscript Award 2001
Winner Best Original Score for a Television Series—Australians at War

APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards
Winner Best Music for a Documentary—Africa's Elephant Kingdom

APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards
Winner Best Music for a Mini-series or Telemovie—Day of the Roses
Winner Best Theme Music—Day of the Roses

AFI Awards Nominee Best Original Film Score—Aya