Co-Founder, Producer, Composer
Michael Plahuta is a co-founder of Wonkybot Entertainment, its production arm Wonkybot Studios, and heads Wonkybot SDX, the sound effects, sound editing, sound design, sound mixing and music recording division of Wonkybot. Michael is an accomplished music producer, sound designer, and music director with a background in producing, composing, scoring, engineering, mixing and mastering. Originally an attorney born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Michael came to the US to work exclusively with Stewart and Todd in forming Wonkybot Studios.
His background in law and expertise in strategies and contracts gives him a unique perspective in overseeing the business side of the company.
Additionally, Michael and music partner Stewart St John formed a co-composing team (St John & Plahuta) and wrote and produced 20 songs for the NY debut of the Tara Tremendous The Musical concert series performed at world-famous 54 Below featuring Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Annie Golden (Orange Is The New Black) and a host of Broadway stars.
Michael and Stewart recently wrote and produced 14 new songs for the Tara Tremendous feature film which is being developed with Marc Platt Productions (La La Land, Wicked).
They’ve also scored hours of instrumental music for shows, including theWebby Award Winning Origins Unknown, Parents’ Choice 2020 Gold Award-winning Tara Tremendous and the Spooky Troop series, all of which Michael also engineers, sound designs, edits and mixes.