David has scored over 100 films, television series and documentaries. His score for the feature film In a Savage Land won ‘Best Original Score’ at the AFI Awards, ‘Best Original Soundtrack’ at the Film Critics Circle of Australia and ‘Best Soundtrack Album’ at the 2000 ARIA Awards.
The soundtrack to the film Proof gained David the 1992 ARIA Award for Best Independent Release. Most recently, David was awarded Best Music for a Documentary for his score on 'Austrralia's Lost Impressionist' at the 2019 APRA Screen Music Awards.
David’s stylistic versatility has enabled him to work across genres, ranging from feature films about New York Basketball (Wolves, 2015) to Australian Indigenous documentaries (Putuparri and the Rainmakers, 2015; Marni, 2020).

The Merger (2018)

The Merger (2018) produced by Dream Genie, directed by Mark Grentell (nominated for best Soundtrack/Composition at the Ozflix Awards)

Wolves (2015)

Wolves (2015) produced by Tim Perell, directed by Bart Freundlich (USA film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2016)

Satellite Boy (2013)

Satellite Boy (2013) produced by David Jowsey, directed by Catriona McKenzie, featuring Jida Gulpilil

Bran Nue Dae, (2009)

Bran Nue Dae, (2009) produced by Robyn Kershaw and Graeme Isaacs, directed by Rachel Perkins

Two Fists, One Heart (2008)

Two Fists, One Heart (2008) produced by David Elfig , directed by Sean Seet

Gone (2006)

Gone (2006) directed by Ringan Ledwidge

The Man Who Sued God (2001)

The Man Who Sued God (2001) produced by Sue Flatman and David Flatman

Tempted (2001)

Tempted (2001) directed by Bill Bennett

Roundabout (2001)

Roundabout (2001) directed by Rachel Griffiths

In a Savage Land (1999)

In a Savage Land (1999) directed by Bill Bennett – Winner of Best Original Score 1999 AFI Awards, Best Original Soundtrack Film Critics Circle of Australia, Best Soundtrack Album 2000 ARIA Awards

Tulip (1999)

Tulip (1999) directed by Rachel Griffiths

Idiot Box (1996)

Idiot Box (1996) directed by David Caesar

River Street (1996)

River Street (1996) directed by Tony Mahood

That Eye in the Sky (1994)

That Eye in the Sky (1994) directed by John Ruane

The Myth of Fingerprints (1992)

The Myth of Fingerprints (1992) directed by Bart Freundlich

What I Have Written (1991)

What I Have Written (1991) directed by John Hughes

Hammers Over the Anvil (1991)

Hammers Over the Anvil (1991) directed by Ann Turner

Proof (1990)

Proof (1990) directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse

Greenkeeping (1987)

Greenkeeping (1987) directed by David Caesar

Secret City 2 (2018)

Secret City 2 (2018) produced by Matchbox Pictures

Secret City (2016)

Secret City (2016) produced by Matchbox Pictures

Deadline Gallipoli (2015)

Deadline Gallipoli (2015) produced by Penny Chapman, directed by Michael Rymer, 4 part Foxtel Series about a Journalist in World War One

The Straits (2012)

The Straits (2012), produced by Matchbox Pictures, featuring Telek, Airileke, Richard Mogu

Sisters of War (2010)

Sisters of War (2010) directed by Andrew Wiseman

The Circuit (2007-2010)

The Circuit (2007-2010) produced by Ross Huchens, soundtrack featuring the Pigram Brothers, Patrick Davies and Kerrianne Cox

RAN: Remote Area Nurse (2006)

RAN: Remote Area Nurse (2006) produced by Penny Chapman and Helen Panckhurst, directed by Catriona Mackenzie, featuring Torres Strait Island musicians

Curtin (2006)

Curtin (2006) Directed by Jessica Hobbs, produced by Andrew Wiseman and Richard Keddie

The Glenmoore Job (2005)

The Glenmoore Job (2005) directed by Greg Williams

Waiting at the Royal (2001)

Waiting at the Royal (2001) directed by Glenda Hamlyn

My Brother Jack (2001)

My Brother Jack (2001) produced by Sue Milliken

Glued to the Telly (1994)

Glued to the Telly (1994) directed by Jo Lane

Halifax FP (1994)

Halifax FP (1994) produced by Simpson Le Mesurier

Yinjaa Barni (2019)

Yinjaa Barni (2019) produced by Robyn Marais

The Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday (2019)

The Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday (2019) produced by Renegade Films

Homeland (2019)

Homeland (2019) directed by Glenda Hambly

Kangaroo: a Love/Hate Story (2018)

Kangaroo: a Love/Hate Story (2018) produced by Hopping Pictures

Australia's Lost Impressionist (2018)

Australia's Lost Impressionist (2018) produced by Catherine Hunter

Connection to Country (2017)

Connection to Country (2017) directed by Tyson Mowarin

On Richard’s Side (2016)

On Richard’s Side (2016) directed by Andrew Wiseman

The Galahs (2016)

The Galahs (2016) directed by Tony Wilson

Putuparri and the Rainmakers (2015)

Putuparri and the Rainmakers (2015) directed by Nicole Ma, produced by John Moore

Motorkite Dreaming (2015)

Motorkite Dreaming (2015) produced by Intafusion Films

Sperm Donors Anonymous (2015)

Sperm Donors Anonymous (2015) directed by Lucy Paplinska

Make Hummus Not War (2014)

Make Hummus Not War (2014) produced by Ned Lander, Directed by Trevor Graham

Mary Meets Mohammad (2013)

Mary Meets Mohammad (2013) Directed and produced by Heather Kirkpatrick

Kokoda (2010)

Kokoda (2010) produced by Andrew Wiseman

Strange Birds in Paradise (2009)

Strange Birds in Paradise (2009) produced by Charlie Hill-Smith

Wonderboy (2001)

Wonderboy (2001) produced by Andrew Wiseman

Australia: Land Beyond Time (2001)

Australia: Land Beyond Time (2001) produced by Sue Millikin, directed by David Flatman

Dogwoman (2000)

Dogwoman (2000) produced by Simpson Le Mesurier

MABO: Life of an Island Man (1997)

MABO: Life of an Island Man (1997) directed by Trevor Graham

Fences (1994)

Fences (1994) directed by David Caesar

Labor in Power (1993)

Labor in Power (1993) directed by Sue Spencer

Driving with Richard (1992)

Driving with Richard (1992) produced by Andrew Wiseman

Mr Neal is Entitled to be an Agitator (1990)

Mr Neal is Entitled to be an Agitator (1990) directed by Daryl Dellora

Living Room (1988)

Living Room (1988) directed by David Caesar

Whitlam (1987)

Whitlam (1987) directed by Mark Davis

Bodywork (1987)

Bodywork (1987) directed by David Caesar

Australia's Lost Impressionist
Australia's Lost Impressionist
Deadline Gallipoli
Deadline Gallipoli
In A Savage Land
In A Savage Land
Satellite Boy
Satellite Boy
Secret City
Secret City
Sisters of War
The Man Who Sued God
The Man Who Sued God
The Merger
The Merger