Into The Blue (Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic) - Short Film

Thirteen year old Julija and her mother flee their abusive household to find refuge on an idyllic Croatian island where Julija grew up. Emotionally scarred, Julija is desperate to reconnect with her best friend, Ana. But Ana is in love with a boy and Julija is no longer a priority. Ana’s mounting rejection re-ignites Julija’s wounds and family history, awakening the monster of violence she thought she’s left behind.

Had its world premiere at the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival 2017 receiving a Special Mention.

Directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
Written by Christina Lazaridi
Produced by Barbara Vekaric & Vlaho Krile
Co-producer: Zoran Dzeverdanovic, Poster, MB Grip, Honeypot Productions
Associate Producer: Embassy Films
Director of Photography: Marko Brdar
Edited by Minji Kang
Music by Ivan Marinovic & Evgueni Galperine
Sound Design: Julij Zornik & Maria Alfonsine

Without Consent (Diane Busuttil) - Documentary Short Film

A documentary short film about forced adoption, by Diane Busuttil. Music composed and produced by Maria Alfonsine, as well as sound design and sound mix.

Performed by
Chris Higgins: flute, clarinet and alto/baritone saxophone
Maria Alfonsine: vocals and piano

Recorded by
Jessica Ford & Sam Troy
at The Australian Hall at The Australian Institute of Music

Veov Drive (Vittoria Merlino Dentice) - Short Film

Written and directed by Vittoria Merlino Dentice, with Carmen Duncan in the lead role. The short film premiered at Chauvel Cinema in December 2016 as part of the 25th Sydney Film School Festival. Music and lyrics by Maria Alfonsine for which the film received the Best Composer Award!

The music draws inspiration from legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Scott, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone, as memories from the character's youth. Listen to excerpts from the five songs; Stop The Train, Maybe I Should Tell You, In The Darkness, My Baby's Got To Live With Me, and Oh Rain.

Centauri Lucy (Yohet Xia) - Advertisement

Advertisement short film for the Sydney based jewelry company Centauri Lucy by film maker Yohet Xia. Music composed and produced by Maria Alfonsine.

Waiting In The Wings (Melanie Jayne) - Short Film

A black comedy short film about two understudies for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Written and directed by Melanie Hayes. Sydney Film School 2015. Original score composed and produced by Maria Alfonsine.

Below the original music score and a re-scored concert version for symphony orchestra.

To The Top (Fiona Gillman) - Musical Short Film

Introducing Fiona Gillman as Heidi, Patrice and Kathy; three women (with varying degrees of talent) competing for the role of a lifetime.

Principal Cast:
Heidi Evans, Patrice Pupette, Kathy Grubler: Fiona Gillman
Lettuce: David Hov
Nayeli: Anna Chase

Key Crew:
Writer/Director: Fiona Gillman
Producer/Co-Director: Holly Fraser
Director of Photography: Gourav Gandhi
Head Designer: Kieran Strang
Editor: Rita Moricz
Sound Recordist: Daisuke Chiba
Sound Mixer: John Hresc
Composers: Maria Alfonsine, Zac Threadgold

The audition song and underscore composed by Maria Alfonsine and the opening number by Zac Threadgold.

A musical satire short film following three girls auditioning for the role of a life time. 'To The Top!' explores the heartache, joy, disappointments and perseverance that comes with following your dreams. Directed by Fiona Gillman and produced by Holly Fraser, with music by Zac Threadgold and Maria Alfonsine.

It's finally here! The Broadway smash musical 'To The Top! is at last coming to Australia, and the auditions for Desiree Starr are going to be fierce.

A photo from the premiere screening at the Chauvel Cinema.

Run Fight Or Hide - Book Soundtrack

A promotional soundtrack for the fantasy, romance book 'The Chosen: Girl of Myth and Legend' written by Giselle Simlett.

Credit list:
Josh Benz - Composer
Maria Alfonsine - Lyricist/VocalProducer
Kelly Goddard - Vocalist

Exciting feedback on the lyrics and vocal production from the book's author:
"I am amazed at what has been done with the track! I didn't expect it to be so good, and also haunting. It was almost as if the main character of the book was singing! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication."

Coronation Chicken - Animated short film

An animated short film about a Prince and a Chicken.

Directed by Marlon Atinyao, produced by Callum Doherty. Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Sydney, 2014.

Music, Sound Effects, Sound Design and Mix by Maria Alfonsine.
Voice over actor: Mathias Olofsson

Excerpt from London Brief

An excerpt from Jon Jost's film London Brief (1997). Music and sound design by Maria Alfonsine.

What difference does sound make?

Film 1: Beside
Pop song.
Vocal: Maria Alfonsine
Guitar: Rickard Johansson

Film 2: Sound Composition One
Exclusive use of tape techniques. Unique sounds manipulated from its original source capturing the atmosphere of a big hollow concrete environment.

Film 3: Man Får Inte Va På Vakt
A sampling project consisting of children and adults voices in an attempt to create images of childhood memories.