Elizabeth is an award-winning composer and sound artist for theatre, film, dance and radio.
Elizabeth first worked with the Brooks-Maslin-Tilson team on their 1997 feature Road To Nhill, for which she received AFI and Film Critics Circle nominations for Best Original Music Score in a Feature Film. Other film credits include The Way Back; Lost; Breathing Underwater (Australian Guild of Screen Composers Award for Special Achievement in Sound); and My Life Without Steve (AFI nomination for Best Sound in an Experimental Film).
With music playing such a powerful role in the drama of Japanese Story, Drake has composed original music and re-orchestrated a traditional Japanese song previously recorded by noted Japanese composer Ryuchi Sakamoto, for the film’s unforgettable emotional climax, which runs a mammoth 14 minutes 32 seconds in all. Elizabeth’s Japanese Story soundtrack has now won awards for best original score in both the Australian Critics’ Circle and the AFI Award.