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About DG

Dmitri Golovko is an award winning music composer and sound designer. He started composing music at an early age with a background in Percussion and Piano. But having always had an infatuation with films, games and storytelling he went on to study filmmaking at Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts. That didn’t last long however, and since abandoning his studies in film he’s gone on to pursue a career in music.

Now, for more than a decade he’s been creating soundtracks for feature films, documentaries, TV shows, commercials and video-games.  Some of his previous work includes the feature film score to “Red Hill” (2010), additional music to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017) starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, the upcoming true-crime horror film "Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism" (2023), as well as co-composing the score to acclaimed series "The Gloaming" (2020) and “Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries” (2019 -2021).

With a constantly expanding credit list, he’s become an evolving talent whose award-winning music has been attached to a large number of projects. Dmitri has worked with production companies, directors and advertising agencies from across the globe; from Los Angeles to Sydney, to Berlin. Music is his passion and so he tackles every new project and opportunity with unbridled energy and enthusiasm.




  • Best Original Music Score at AACTA AWARDS 2024 (nom.) - "Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism" Feature Film


  • Best Music for a Short Film at SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS (nom.) - "Bellysaurus" Short Film


  • Best Music for a TV Series at SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS (nom.) - "Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries" Season 2



  • Best Music Score at BUCHAREST SHORTCUT CINEFEST (nom.) - "The Mirror" Short Film


  • Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie at SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS (nom.) - "Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries" Season 1

  • Best Music for an Advertisement at SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS (nom.) - HP "Indigo"


  • Winner of Best Sound & Music at CONNECT FILM FESTIVAL - "Here Today" Short Film

  • Best Music at TROPFEST (nom.) - "Waste of Time" Short Film


  • Best Soundtrack Album at SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS (nom.) - "Red Hill" Feature Film


  • Winner of Best Original Score at ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL - "Sacrifice" Short Film


  • Best Music at MADC AWARDS (Bronze) - John West "The Young Man & The Sea"


After having worked on numerous projects, including Feature Films, TV Shows, Advertising Campaigns, and Games, Dmitri started to accumulate a vast array of personally created sampled instruments and libraries. And out of a need to make more bespoke libraries, Valiant Samples was born. Now, on top of continuing to make music for media, Dmitri is also focusing on creating playable sample libraries to share with other composers and musicians to use in their own works.


The core philosophy of Valiant Samples is to create playable instruments that inspire and elevate but do not get in the way of personal creativity. We don't want to make hold-down-one-key type instruments, where creativity and flexibility is limited by pre-recorded loops. We want to create useful instruments that can open your imagination, and give you want you need, when you need it. 

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Zeitgeist Music

Zeitgeist Music was established as a collaborative team in 2018 to provide original music scores for film & television.

Combining the talents of multi-award winning screen composers Burkhard Dallwitz, Brett Aplin and Dmitri Golovko, Zeitgeist Music has collaborated on international feature films such as The Longest Shot, TV drama productions including the ABC/Netflix series Pine Gap, Network Seven’s Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Network Ten’s My Life is Murder and the critically acclaimed STAN/ABC Disney drama series The Gloaming.


The composers at Zeitgeist Music have over 55 years of combined experience in film and television productions, and have produced a hugely diverse back catalogue of award winning works, that range from hybrid electro-acoustic, small ensemble to full orchestral scores.


In the ever-changing landscape of tight and often overlapping post-production schedules, Zeitgeist Music is uniquely placed to deliver original music scores of the highest quality.

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