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about the jury

Sophie Haydon is the Executive Producer at Sonar Music.

In her 10 years with Sonar Music, Sophie has been the driving force behind the rapid development of the advertising side of the business overseeing internationally award-winning work for brands including QantasDeloitteNetflixCadburyOptus and Nike.

Sophie continues to foster and grow Sonar’s feature film, TV series and documentary projects gaining world-wide recognition. Film and documentary highlights include the soundtrack for I Am Mother (starring Hilary Swank), the 2017 Oscar Nominated film TannaStar Wars: The Director and the Jedi for Lucas Films, and the HBO feature film Fahrenheit 451.

Recent TV Drama highlights include Foxtel series Upright (created and produced by Tim Minchin), The Artful Dodger, Netflix’s WellmaniaBump, and the acclaimed international series Mystery Road.

Sophie sat on the Spikes Asia 2017 Music Jury and the AWARD 2018 Radio Jury. She also served as a juror at MADC 2022 and AICP Post Awards in 2022 and 2023. She is also regularly featured in trade publications speaking about the state of the local music and sound industry.

Under Sophie’s leadership, Sonar Music has enjoyed some success including five AACTA Awards, six Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards, one London International Awards, three SHOTS, three Australian Screen Sound Guild Awards and six AWARD Awards.