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Sophie Haydon

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Sophie Haydon is the Executive Producer and beating heart of Sonar Music. Her laugh is generally considered to be as award-winning as our compositions, and she’s won her fair share herself too thank you very much.

Sophie Haydon brings over a decade of experience to Sonar Music, where she's transformed the advertising side of the business. She's overseen award-winning work for brands like Samsung and Qantas, and her influence extends to Sonar's feature, television, and documentary projects, including 'I Am Mother' and the Oscar-nominated 'Tanna'.

Sophie's expertise is recognised industry-wide; she's been a juror for Spikes Asia and AWARD, and a regular contributor to trade publications. Under her guidance, Sonar has achieved remarkable success, making significant strides in the global music and sound landscape.

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Sophie Haydon brings over a decade of experience to Sonar Music, where she's transformed the advertising side of the business. She's overseen award-winning work for brands like Samsung and Qantas, and her influence extends to Sonar's feature, television, and documentary projects, including 'I Am Mother' and the Oscar-nominated 'Tanna'.

Sophie's expertise is recognised industry-wide; she's been a juror for Spikes Asia and AWARD, and a regular contributor to trade publications. Under her guidance, Sonar has achieved remarkable success, making significant strides in the global music and sound landscape.

In her decade plus of experience she’s worked with Australia's who’s who of creatives and production houses as both a TV and music producer, and in her seven years with Sonar Music, Sophie has been the driving force behind the rapid development of the advertising side of the business. She’s cast a watchful eye over globally awarded commercial work for brands including Samsung, Qantas, NETFLIX, Cadbury, Optus and NIKE.

With Sophie’s steer, Sonar’s feature, television and documentary projects have continued to grab the attention of the globe, including the soundtrack for 'I Am Mother', starring Hilary Swank, 2017 Oscar Nominated film 'Tanna', the behind the scenes documentary 'The Director and the Jedi' with Lucas Films and HBO’s feature film Fahrenheit 451.

Sophie sat on the Spikes Asia 2017: Music jury and the AWARD 2018: Radio jury, MADC 2022, AICP Post Awards 2022 and can regularly be seen in trade publications commenting on how we can make the local music and sound industry better.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the success Sonar has enjoyed under Sophie’s leadership.

TV + FILM MUSIC SOUNDTRACK AWARDS:

AACTA Awards:

2018: AACTA Award Best Original Music Score in Television

2017: AACTA Award Best Original Music Score in Television

2016: AACTA Award Best Original Music Score

2016: AACTA Award Best Original Music Score in Television

2016: AACTA Award Best Original Music for a Documentary

Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards:

2020: AGSC Award Best Music for a Documentary

2019: AGSC Award Best Music for a TV Series

2019: ASGC Award Best Television Theme

2019: ASGC Award Feature Film Score of the Year

2018: AGSC Award Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

2018: ASGC Award Best Music for an Advertisement

2018: ASGC Award Best Television Theme

2017: ASGC Award Feature Film Score of the Year

2016: ASGC Award Best Music for a Feature Film

2015: AGSC Award Best Original Music for a Documentary

ADVERTORIAL MUSIC + SOUND AWARDS:

London International Awards:

2021: Radio and Audio Campaign Bronze

SHOTS:

2021: Silver – Audio Company of the Year

2021: Silver – Sound Design

2021: Bronze – Sound Design

Australian Screen Sound Guild:

2020: ASSG Award Best Sound for a TVC

2019: ASSG Award Best Sound for a TVC

2018: ASSG Award Best Sound for a TVC

2016: ASSG Award Best Sound for a TVC

AWARD Award:

2020: Silver - Production in Audio

2019: Bronze - Best Sound Design