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Allister Haire - Composer

Allister is a composer, pianist and performer from Sydney. Before commencing the Masters program at AFTRS, Allister worked as a music director, songwriter and arranger, collaborating with various artists for sold-out shows and festivals in Australia.

Allister and Shannon worked closely on the musical ideas for Sweet Tooth long before shooting commenced. The Solstice Lullaby formed the centre piece of the film’s orchestral score and offered a wonderful way to set the mood during filming, as it was sung by the cast as a warm up and especially helped the children to focus their energy and let themselves be transported into a storybook world. Overall, the Sweet Tooth score is exceptionally complex for a student film. The recording sessions included an orchestra, a solo vocalist, as well as a choir. But seeing as music is real-life magic, it only seemed natural that Sweet Tooth should glisten with a full scope of melodic sparkle…!