Tane Upjohn-Beatson

Tane is an award winning composer and film sound designer working in film.<--break->

“Tane’s musical capabilities are staggering and his skill at weaving an emotional state and journey through a sweeping composition completely enthralled and amazed me. Should it be for film game design, theatre, concert or installation – whatever the medium – I have firm belief that Tane can deliver originality, beauty and dynamic connection through his music.”

– Sir Richard Taylor, Creative Director Weta Workshops


“Tane’s music naturally matches content and emotional feel, unconsciously drawing the viewer into the plot, whether fantasy or fiction. He is a truly talented composer.”

– Spencer Ooi, President, Creative Supervisor, Studio Climb Film & Television Art Design Limited

Writing music to tell stories is my passion and life’s pursuit. I love scoring film because it requires you to dream outside the realm of the known, to immerse yourself fully in a moment or character, and seek out a story’s beating heart; that unique thing that makes it important to tell.

Recently I have had the pleasure of working on cinematic score to two major exhibitions with Weta Workshops; Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War – a heart rending journey through a hellish corner of WW1, featuring magnificent performances by the NZSO – and Bug Lab – an alien fantastical world of giant bugs with an evolving soundscape of insectile electronica.

I have had the pleasure of working with a range of local and international film directors and received awards including Best Original Score:Drama and Best Sound Design:Drama at LA Webfest 2016, Best Sound Design at LAIFF August 2016, Best Original Score at 48hours 2015, and Park Road Post Sound Designer of the Year 2013+2014.

If you would like find out more or talk about music in your film please don’t hesitate to take a look at my website.