promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

Creating the Film Score for “A Stitch in Time” with composer Angela Little and director Sasha Hadden

LA  2pm | Peru & NY 5pm | London 10pm | Paris 11pm | Perth & Hong Kong 22 Jan, 6am | Sydney 22 Jan, 9am

Rescheduled for Saturday 21 Jan 2023 2pm PT (Sunday 22 Jan 2023 9am AEDT).

Creating the Film Score for “A Stitch in Time” with composer Angela Little and director Sasha Hadden

ASMAC presents composer Angela Little and writer/director/editor Sasha Hadden who will take us on a journey through the process of creating the film score for A Stitch in Time, winner of the Best Indie Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). This event will explore the composer-director collaboration, spotting the film, composition & demo process, orchestration, recording sessions, mix, & delivery. Joining the conversation will be the film’s sound mixer Wayne Pashley and conductor Jess Wells (moderator) who will offer further insight in creating this heart warming score. Nominated for AACTA 2022 Best Original Score in Film. Cinematography by Don McAlpine.


Angela Little is a screen composer from Sydney, Australia. Her first big break into screen scoring was on Baz Luhrmann’s film “Australia”, for which she composed additional music and co-wrote and sang the title song, leading to nominations for several national and international awards. In 2018, Angela relocated to Los Angeles to complete her Master of Music in Screen Scoring at the University of Southern California, where she was the recipient of the Alan Silvestri Scholarship. During her time at USC, Angela was mentored by world-renowned screen composer Thomas Newman. Angela has composed award-winning scores for film, television and video games, with recent projects including China’s highest-grossing mobile game, Honor of Kings 2.0, for which she was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award and won a 2020 G.A.N.G (Game Audio Network Guild) Award; Australian drama features Never Too Late (directed by Mark Lamprell, starring Jacki Weaver and James Cromwell) and Tyson Wade Johnson’s Streamline; Rebekah Jackson’s For The Girl in the Coffee Shop, for which she won a 2019 APRA-AGSC Screen Music Award; and Netflix series Dive Club, for which she was nominated for a 2021 APRA-AGSC Screen Music Award. Angela’s most recent releases are Everybody’s Oma, which was nominated for a 2022 AACTA Award for Best Feature Documentary; and Sasha Hadden’s A Stitch in Time, for which Angela was nominated for Feature Film Score of the Year at the 2022 APRA AGSC Screen Music Awards, and Best Original Score at the 2022 AACTA Awards.


Sasha Hadden made his first film when he was 12 and won several national student film awards. He worked as an editor for Fairchild Audio Visual before attending the Australian Film TV & Radio School, making the 4th film in the history of the school to make a profit.

His award-winning short film A FEW SMALL DRAMAS opened the 1994 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, winning Best Live Action Short Film and the Children’s Jury Prize at the 1995 ATOM Awards.

He produced other short films that have screened internationally as well as wrote and directed a stage play called THE MOTH & THE FIREFLY.

After premiering his documentary VICKY - THE GAY GENE COMES TO AUSTRALIA at their prestigious international film festival, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras engaged Sasha to make a film that became critical in winning WORLD PRIDE 2023 for Sydney.

A STITCH IN TIME is Sasha’s debut feature drama. The film was inspired by Zhang Yimou’s powerful sense of community and Bruce Beresford’s DRIVING MISS DAISY.


Jessica Wells is a versatile composer, orchestrator, and arranger for concerts, films, theatre, and album recordings.

Her business, Jigsaw Music, provides music preparation services for clients all over the world. She also works as a recording producer and conductor. She was the Musical Director of the APRA Screen Music Awards from 2017-2022, and she is the current Vice President of the Music Arrangers Guild of Australia.

Jessica has orchestrated hundreds of scores for the screen, in 2022 these included “Elvis”, “Blueback”, “Shadow and Bone”, “Brahmastra”, “Ivy and Bean” and “Pickmans’ Model” from Netflix’s “Cabinet of Curiosities”.

She is in demand as a concert composer, with recent commissions for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Gondwana Choirs, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Australian Youth Orchestra, Acacia Quartet, Kuringai Philharmonic Orchestra, and Ensemble Offspring.

In 2022 she arranged Kurt Weill’s Violin Concerto for Signum Saxophone Quartet and Kristian Winther (Musica Viva), Clara Schumann’s Op.16 piano Preludes and Fugues for Flinders String Quartet, and Dvorak’s “Waldesruhe” for the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

She co-orchestrated “Of the Earth” by William Barton, for the opening of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, with several hundred performers on stage.


Alvaro Balvin Benavides is a composer and orchestrator from Peru. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Screen Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston; and got his Master’s Degree in Screen Scoring from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA.

He is mostly known for his work on the Netflix series Street Food Latinamerica, and Chef’s Table BBQ, also by Netflix.

He’s worked with composer Angela Little as an orchestrator in movies such as A Stitch In Time and Never Too Late.

In 2021 he scored Mother In The Mist, a Chinese short film directed by Kay Zhang, which was screened at Cannes Film Festival as part of the American Pavilion Screenings. He also scored Unfinished Lives, directed by Yucong Chen, which is a short documentary that won best documentary at the Student Academy Awards and Best short documentary at the BAFTA Student Film Awards.

Recently he composed a theater play named Jauria, directed by Jen Woytkowski, which was premiered in Peru in November 2022.


Wayne Pashley is a Sydney based Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, and Re-recording mixer, whose feature film credits include Australian and international titles.

Beginning his career in the mid 1980’s, by 1993 he opened the doors to his own sound studio, Big Bang Sound Design, which has become one of Australia’s pre-eminent sound post facilities. During his almost 40 year career he has worked with some of the finest directors and producers in the film industry, and contributed to the soundtracks of over 75 feature films including Peter Weir's “Greencard” and “Fearless”, George Miller's “Happy Feet” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”, Zack Snyder’s “Legend of the Guardians - The Owls of Ga’Hoole”, and Phil Lord & Chris Millers “The Lego Movie”.

His 30 year working relationship with Baz Luhrmann has seen him work on “Strictly Ballroom”, “Australia” and take home the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts award for Best Sound on “The Great Gatsby” and “Elvis’.

A multi award winning Supervising Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer, Wayne has garnered awards that range from Best Artistic Contribution at the Montreal World Film Festival to multiple Australian Screen Sound Guild, and Motion Picture Sound Editors awards, as well as five AACTA awards for his work including George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road”, which also won the 2016 Oscar for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.


Event Date Saturday, January 21, 2023 2:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, January 21, 2023 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
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