Zaalen Tallis was born into a very creative and musical family from Perth, Western Australia and has been composing music since he was the age of 12. He played the trombone and studied classical and jazz music during his teen years with his main focus being composing music. Since then he has composed music for projects in Australia, America and China and has been nominated multiple times for "Best Original Music Award" at the West Australian Screen Awards and in 2004 he received the Western Australian Swan District Education Award for "Excellence In Music". He won an award in September 2016 for "Excellence in Film Scoring" in the Original Score category of the online Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition for the short film Surrender and has received multiple nominations since then. Most recently in 2018 he received a nomination for his fantasy horror score for the film The Dollmaker by Al Lougher. He also composes music for many independent comic book creators and novelists and other creator's projects in other forms of creative mediums.