Australian born, LA/Sydney based composer and sound designer Pru Montin is fast creating a name for herself as a dynamic and inventive composer of film and media scores. With a gift at sampling, she sculpts evolving sonic worlds from any sound source (discovered means, electronic, traditional or world-influenced) into meticulously orchestrated emotional musical journeys. Her unique approach and freshly relevant sounds have led to features by ASCAP as a Composer to Watch and APRA’s World IP Day Innovator in 2018. Pru won the coveted biannual APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award for Film and Television in 2019 and was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Brian May Scholarship.
Whilst in the US she has fast become a sought after collaborator having worked with Hollywood composer's Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon, Drive), Adam Peters (Icarus, Snowden), Michael A Levine (Cold Case, Siren) and Andrew Hewitt (The Double, Villains). She has also collaborated with acclaimed directors Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary, Like a Virgin) and Richard Elfman (Forbidden Zone). Her film music has screened internationally (including the award-winning black comedy Heck! at Cannes and Palm Springs) and can be heard currently on the Australian ABC shows, Dream Gardens, Club Arak and the soon to be released Australian feature Moon Rock for Monday.
In 2012, Pru received significant funding from the Australian Film Television and Radio School to develop a full size interactive music game myOrchestra, an exploration into creating an environment that uses gestures to compose through the conductor-like control of an orchestra using timbre, structure and dynamics as its main parameters. A beta version was presented at conferences including AGSC and APRA's Glories of the Score in 2013.