It's a second migration for the Habib family, first it was Lebanon to Australia, now Lakemba to Vaucluse. But not everyone is happy to see them, and soon the Habibs find themselves in conflict with their new next door neighbours. The O'Neills are Vaucluse royalty - old money and proud of it. They're extremely uncomfortable with goats and chickens, shisha pipes and people of Mediterranean appearance, but the Habibs can't understand what all the fuss is about. One family want to stay, the other family want them gone. Here Come the Habibs brings a fresh comic perspective to multicultural Australia.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Here Come the Habibs! - Kyls Burtland - Netflix
Kyls Burtland is a Canadian-born Australian composer working in film, television, advertising, sound installation and VR. Her TV credits include Here Come the Habibs (2016), Whitlam: The Power and the Passion (2015), music for the Shanghai Pavilion interactive experience at World Expo 2010, music for the projections on the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Sydney (2013), and the song “Triumph of the One” for the 2006 Asian Games closing ceremony in Doha, sung by Aladdin (2007) star, Lea Salonga.
Here Come the Habibs! - Biography - Netflix
Kyls is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School where she studied screen composition under Nigel Westlake, and holds a Bmus (Hons) from the University of Sydney where she studied orchestral composition under Peter Sculthorpe. Her work has garnered a number of awards and nominations including Best Score upon graduation from AFTRS and a nomination for Emerging Talent of the Year by the Film Critics Circle of Australia (2002), and a New York Gold Promax for her rebrand of the ABC TV Theme (2007). Kyls has twice-won Songwriter of the Year through the Australian Songwriters Association (A.S.A) Awards. At the APRA Music Awards of 2010 she was nominated in the category, Best Music for a Short Film, for her work on Zero. In 2016, Kyls was nominated both for Best Television Theme at the APRA Music Awards of 2016 for Here Come the Habibs, and Best Theme at the Asian Television Awards for Destination Flavor Scandinavia. Burtland formed a production duo, Heavenly Antennas, with Josh Wermut. During May–June 2013 they provided the score for Lighting of the Sails as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival. Burtland co-wrote “Misery” with Larissa Rate, who provided vocals for the electro-pop track, which was issued to promote the festival. Kyls is also a content creator and early career TV producer, and was one of Screen Producers Australia (SPA's) Ones to Watch in 2014.
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