Andrew Faleatua is a film composer constantly pushing boundaries in the pursuit of musical innovation.
Andrew recently composed and produced the music for his third feature film Take Home Pay. This is currently showing in mainstream cinemas throughout New Zealand, Australia, across the Pacific and the U.S.A.
In 2018, he composed the music for Hibiscus and Ruthless, which was released across cinemas globally. Its soundtrack single Feels like Fate hit number two on the NZ mainstream iTunes charts in early March, 2018.
In 2016, he released the Soundtrack to the motion picture Three Wise Cousins, which also gained considerable popularity in cinemas worldwide.
In 2015, Andrew was a finalist in the New Zealand Pacific Music Awards for his original Samoan jazz style composition Samoa Forever. This was linked to his international tour across Samoa and American Samoan for the inaugural Samoana Jazz Festival.
Some early works of his include All I See (EDM), Let It Spill (RnB), Kuki Jazz (Jazz Fusion) and Lest We Forget (Pacific Soul) and Emerald (Jazz Piano Improvisation).
He has a background in jazz piano performance and has performed at a variety of music venues around Auckland such as the CJC (Aotearoa Creative Jazz Club), Auckland Jazz and Blues Club and the Lewis Eady Series.
2019: PhD, University of Sydney
2014: MMus (first class), University of Auckland
2013: BMus Hons (first class), University of Auckland
2012: BMus, University of Auckland
2015 - 2019: Australian Postgraduate Award
2015 - 2019: Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship
2014: University of Auckland Graduate Scholar Award
2013: University of Auckland Graduate Scholar Award