A new Film from Serendipity Productions

the Score

A biopic of an inspiring, brilliant woman who made it to the top in a Man’s world wielding her wit, determination, sense of humour and baton.



Knowing the Score captures the career of a great conductor, its challenges and triumphs, past, present and into the future.

New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Simone Young has conquered them all in the most male dominated of professions, a Conductor of Opera and Classical music. The girl from Manly beach, now a woman with so many firsts to her name, she’s tired of the whole “woman” title that follows her around.

The film combines interviews with observational footage and a wealth of archival footage, as well as access to Simone’s personal photographs.

Far from being a niche music film designed for classical music fans, the directorial vision for the film is to combine elements of a traditional biopic with an unfolding storyline that has the cumulative effect of exploring classical music in the wake of a pandemic from a deeply personal perspective.


Cast & Crew


Simone Young

Cast, Biography

Simone Young is an Australian conductor. She is currently chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She is considered one of the most important conductors of our time.


Janine Hosking


Janine Hosking is an Australian documantary film maker. She won a Walkley Award in 1997 for a Seven Network television report titled Tjandamurra, the story of Tjandamurra O’Shane.

Margie Bryant


Margie Bryant is Founding and Managing Director of Serendiity Productions, a media company with more than twenty years of producing premium factual content in Australian and international markets.


Georgie Black

Executive Producer

Georgie has worked as a barrister and in recent years, has turned her considerable tenacity, passion and brain power to her first love, The Arts. She spends her time as an Arts Patron, Impresario and Producer.

Cate Blanchett

Executive Producer

Cate Blanchett is an Australian actor. Regarded as one of the finest performers of her generation, she is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and the stage.