The music industry is an ever-changing ocean of artists who are fighting to be seen. We're an all-in-one production house that aims to empower both established and emerging artists by providing them with the resources, close-knit community and education they need to fuel musical longevity.
Messiah Studios is a musical playground where artists should feel safe and comfortable exploring their expression, delving into what success means to them and developing their signature style.
Messiah Studios is the ultimate brand for all things music. From production to recording, videography, education and even inspiration, but our mentorship and guidance is our secret sauce. We know how to navigate the hall of mirrors that is the music industry, because we've been there ourselves -thrown into the deep end as emerging artists and clueless on next steps. We learnt how to swim out of the shallows, and we want to give you the tool kit to build your lasting musical career.
Owner, Producer, Engineer, Musician
Stephen Zrnic's long-held dream of opening an all-in-one music production house was the bud that blossomed into Messiah Studios, where he now serves as owner, producer and engineer consultant.
With a Bachelor of Music from AIM, and over 13 years experience as a session guitarist, music director and musician Stephen possesses the industry sense needed to guide any project to completion and get the best from any collaborator.
Stephen has had no shortage of opportunities; an Assistant Engineer position at REC Records, touring Australia and the world as a guitarist for numerous artists and a soundtrack producer role on the internationally acclaimed film, Three Wise Cousins.
Such diverse learning experiences have contributed to Stephen's broad world music knowledge and skills which prepared him to collaborate effectively with every artist regardless of genre that walks through Messiah's doors.
Owner, Creative Director
Anna Zrnic has enjoyed a prolific career in the arts, having been summoned all over Australia, and around the world, for her services as a creative director, photographer and stylist.
Hers is the mind behind Messiah Studio's unique artistic philosophy; contributing the best work of our career, to worthwhile projects, for passionate artists.
Anna's creative vision has aided countless artists and brands such as her portfolio boasts work for high profile clients including; Merrell Australia, Kitchen Aid, Domayne, Harvery Norman, Bobbi Brown,Big W, Rebel, Mrs Fields, Virgin Australia and others. in expressing themselves and bringing unique character to their public image,
while her artist and event management experience will serve greatly as she oversees the visual and promotional elements of our client's projects.
Photographer, cinematographer & videographer
Photographer, cinematographer and videographer are only a few of the many titles held by Raphael Miguel Canillas.
With over a decade of experience and knowledge within the Events and Entertainment Industry, Raphael is now one of the most sort after videographers / Cinematographers within the Australian music industry.
Specialising in capturing performances and live events, Raphael is able to draw on his own previous skills and expertise as a musician and drummer to understand and bring your filming briefs and ideas to fruition.
Raphael's visionary and energetic perspective has earned him opportunities to create digital content for amazing brands such as Fender & Raymond Weil.
Along with capturing and creating for a large array of Sydney’s leading session, touring musicians , artists and bands.
Raphael uses his authentic, relaxed and charismatic nature to translated and transform his visual craft, bringing a new refreshed perspective and approach to the event and performance industry within this new digital age.
Musician, Producer, Composer
Dominic Cabusi’s extensive and prolific career as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter began early, writing and performing in his first band when he was only twelve years old, making it clear that this was the beginning to what is and would be an amazing career.
Dom has come a long way and accomplished a hell of a lot from his twelve-year-old self.
From touring Australia with his own bands along with various artists as an in-demand session musician, Dom has worked with producers like Phil McKellar (Silverchair, The Getaway Plan, Kisschasy), been featured on Toasted TV (channel 10), supported acts like Mariana’s Trench, Dead Letter Circus, Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses.
During all of this Dom also graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance at Sydney’s AIM. After which he continued his success as he went on to write and play with artists like Paloma Faith, Aston Merrigold and Nico & Vins.
Dom has also written and toured with Neo Soul, played a number of large festivals and curated and wrote original compositions for product launches, musicals, and toured as a guest entertainer on P&O cruises.
Dom has since taken all that experience and knowledge and directed it into producing, having worked on several EP’s, albums and singles with various artists across pop, country, rnb, folk, rock, electro and sub-generes.
In conjunction with freelance production, Dom produces and composes under original Cinematic Alt-Pop duo Maari; a project that has been commissioned to compose for several Short Films Podcast Introductions, Radio show Introductions and Feature Film; ‘The Legend of The Five’. The Team are now working towards their next Film Score / Soundtrack and an upcoming project with EMI Music Publishing /Sony ATV Publishing.
Outside of their compositions, Maari have also released seven singles, two volumes of their
series; ‘Disney Revamped’ and are working towards their first body of work.
Besides Maari Dom likes to share the love, featuring as a keyboardist and writer for original supergroup Sir Archer, and working as a Session Bassist for powerhouse Sydney covers acts; Luke Zanc Trio and The Platinums.
Currently you can find Dom at Messiah Studios, working as a Pop writer, Producer and Composer sharing the love and the cuddles and all of his amazing music geniuses.
Julian ‘Zorsy’ Sanchez is a classical trained pianist, drawn to jazz, hip-hop but ultimately the wide-ranging world of video game music.
These passions led Julian into composing and producing for a multitude of video games and short films, such as; recording as a pianist for “Steven Universe” the Movie, and composing for “Vitamin Connection”, A Nintendo Switch exclusive.
As a long standing session musician in Sydney, Julian performs in various styles of Jazz, pop, classical and original music.
Regularly performing with local artists such as his Video Game band ’The Consouls’, Julian is also constantly traveling making a name performing and recording with international artists such as Estelle and Barry Likumahuwa.
Julian specialises in R&B, Chiptune, Hip Hop and EDM can be found at Messiah Studios producing tracks for Nintendo and up and coming artists.
Along with session work as a keyboardist, composing, mixing and songwriting the possibilities for collaboration are many!
You can summon Julian via a game of Super Smash Bros, and he will always emerge out of his gaming cave for a good chat or Korean chicken.
Glenn Lumanta is a singer songwriter and producer who resides in Sydney’s West. Glenn possesses a unique and powerful voice alongside a tremendous talent on the keyboard and also as an instrumentalist.
Glenn's amazing gift drew the attention of the legendary Stevie Wonder himself, inviting him to perform at Stevie’s House Full of Toys Charity concert at the Staples Centre Los Angeles in December 2017, sharing the stage with musical heavyweights Pharrell and Common.
All of Glenn's music thus far has been self produced, some of his tracks released in 2020 include, ‘State of Mind’ and ‘Just Saying’ with OG Youtuber Jeremy Passion.
Since joining Messiah Studios Glenn has also begun expanding his production portfolio, beginning to work and produce a range of different artists.
Jonathan is an Australian double/electric bassist and co-founder of popular internet group The Consouls.
Classically trained at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, he has also had a successful jazz career performing around Australia and Japan with a variety of different ensembles.
Some career highlights include performing alongside legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu as part of the ‘Distant Worlds’ concert series, performing in the orchestra as part of John Farnham’s farewell tour and spreading the good word of video games performing alongside the other Consouls members at TEDxMacquarieUniversity in 2015.
As part of his work with The Consouls you can find him contributing to the group’s jazzy video game arrangements, producing live streams of musical performances and editing videos for the group’s popular YouTube channel that draw millions of views annually.
When he’s not frantically transcribing bass lines or keeping The Consouls’ stream setup from going up in smoke, you can find him obsessively translating Japanese media or competing in Street Fighter tournaments
Animator , Illustrator
Rose is a multi-talented artist and animator who works in the television and video game industries. She currently spends most of her time developing Bits & Bops, an upcoming rhythm game by Sydney-based team Tempo Lab Games.
Rose's highly adaptive skillset spans game development, story writing, character and concept art, graphic and web design; and visual arts such as painting, drawing and sculpting. Her work appears in TV shows such as Rise of the TMNT (Nickelodeon) and Monkie Kid (LEGO), and video games such as Rivals of Aether (Aether Studios) and Boomerang Fu (Cranky Watermelon).
Outside of work, Rose enjoys drawing Pokemon fan art, caring for several pet snakes, and slowly finishing the games in her Steam backlog.