Upcoming Performances

Far East Music Festival 
Mallacoota, VIC April 7 – 9, 2023

Film / TV Composer & Synch Credits

‘Ola Ka Honua’- Jilli Rose (dir) 2022

‘Araatika – Rise Up’-
Larissa Behrendt (dir) 2021
Sydney Film Festival Premiere, SBS TV, NITV

‘The Beach’
– Warwick Thornton (dir) 2020

‘The Leadership’
– Ili Baré (dir), Bunya Productions 2020 
Sydney Film Festival Premiere, ABC iview

‘Backtrack Boys’
– Catherine Scott (dir) 2018
Audience Awards @ Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Stranger than Fiction (Canberra) & Byron Bay Film Festival.

‘The Scribe’ – Ruth Cullen (dir) 2018
Awarded Best Australian Documentary Antenna Documentary Film Festival (Sydney)

‘We Don’t Need a Map’ – Warwick Thornton & Brendan Fletcher (dir) 2017
Opening Film – Sydney Film Festival 2017

‘Best Foot Forward’ – Red Gadget Films 2017
Trails in Motion Film Festival 2018

‘Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War’ – Victoria Midwinter Pitt (dir) 2016
ABC TV 3 part series

‘Marutus’ – Simon Cunich (dir) 2015
Premier Canberra Film Festival 2015

‘Sticky’ – Jilli Rose (dir) 2013

‘Memoirs of a Plague’ – Robert Nugent (dir) 2011
Premier Antenna Film Festival 2011
National Geographic (Creatures of the Flood)

Theatre Credits

‘600 Degrees: 100 Years of Shade’ –  Rebecca Russell & Ken Evans (dir) 2016

‘Grasslands’ – Ken Evans & Rebecca Russell (dir) 2014

‘Bare Witness’ – Nadia Kostich (dir), Mari Lourey (writer) 2013
4 month National Tour

‘Hutch’ – Rachael Guy (writer), Nancy Black (dir) 2013



Kristin Rule is a bicycle-riding, nature-loving, cellist, composer & technologist based in the remote Victorian town of Mallacoota. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts majoring in Music Composition in the year 2000 and has since forged a unique pathway in the music industry via her passion for cello, live looping and moving images.

Kristin has worked as a film composer on a number of Australian feature-length documentaries and TV series including Araatika – Rise Up (dir Larissa Behrendt), We Don’t Need a Map (dir Warwick Thornton), The Scribe (dir Ruth Cullen), Backtrack Boys (dir Cathy Scott), The Beach (dir Warwick Thornton) and The Leadership (dir Ili Baré). She was co-nominated alongside fellow composer Megan Washington for the AACTA Awards Best Original Score in a Documentary for ‘The Beach’ (dir Warwick Thornton) in 2022.

In early 2018, Kristin sustained a serious left-hand trauma resulting in a permanent impairment. No longer able to play cello she is currently retraining as a violist, her viola affectionately referred to as her HTC (Hand Therapy Cello).

The Beach

Warwick Thorntons new documentary premiering May 29 on SBS & NITV from 7:30pm. Trailer music features original composition and performance by Kristin Rule. Series features original music by Mary Washington and Kristin Rule.

We Don't Need a Map (2017)

Opening film for the Sydney Film Festival 2017. Kristin’s music features in both the film and the 2nd half of this trailer.

The Scribe (2018)

The Scribe Trailer – Featuring Multi Layered Bespoke Cello Music

Ruminations (2017)

Stunning Images of the Yukon Aurora by Phil Hart – Music multi layered cello and wordless voice

Backtrack Boys (2018)

Backtrack Boys Trailer & Film features music by Kristin Rule and Jonathan Zwartz

Bare Witness (2013)

Theme Song Music Video Clip from the ‘Bare Witness’ 2012 Theatre Production & Australian Tour

Bicycle Music Touring

Kristin tours exclusively via Human Powered Bicycle and Public Transport (Bus / Train / Tram / Boat).
Between 2009 – 2017 she has completed five self funded human-solar and human powered bicycle cello tours, and traveled in excess of 15,000 kilometres carrying her 130 year old French cello on a bicycle.

Post Hand Accident & Black Summer Bushfires Kristin is working towards continuing her bicycle music touring with the somewhat smaller and lighter viola.


Phone: 0422 783 980
Email: cellist at 
kristinrule dot com