Andrew Faleatua is a Sydney-based film composer and music producer. He is also undertaking a PhD in composition and ethnomusicology at Australia's premier music institution, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Recently he composed and produced the music for the motion picture Hibiscus and Ruthless, which was released early 2018 across cinemas globally. Its soundtrack single Feels like Fate hit number two on the NZ mainstream iTunes charts in early March, 2018.
Another feature film soundtrack of his includes the Soundtrack for Three Wise Cousins, which gained considerable popularity in cinemas worldwide in 2015.
Some songs he has written and produced include All I See (Pop/EDM), Let It Spill (RnB/Soul), Kuki Jazz (Jazz Fusion), Lest We Forget (Pacific Pop) and Biggest Fan (Pacific Reggae).
In 2015, Andrew was a finalist in the New Zealand Pacific Music Awards for his original Samoan jazz style composition Samoa Forever. This was linked to his international tour across Samoa and American Samoan for the inaugural Samoana Jazz Festival.
He also has a background in jazz piano and has performed at a variety of music venues and private functions around Auckland. Some of these include CJC (Aotearoa Creative Jazz Club), the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club and the Lewis Eady Series. A recent collaboration showcasing his piano improvisation can be heard on Emerald.
2012: BMus, University of Auckland
2013: BMus Hons (first class), University of Auckland
2014: MMus (first class), University of Auckland
2015 - Present: PhD in Composition and Cultural studies, University of Sydney
2013: University of Auckland Graduate Scholar Award
2014: University of Auckland Graduate Scholar Award
2015 - Present: Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship
2015 - Present: Australian Postgraduate Award
Andrew Faleatua's vision is to become an internationally renowned composer and leave his unique stamp on the film industry.