Paolo Rotondo (b. Italy, c. 1971-) Paolo is an accomplished filmmaker who has worked in New Zealand’s Film, Theatre and Television industries for over twenty years. His experience in filmmaking, ranges from acting, to producing, to writing and directing. Paolo has starred as the lead in two feature films 'The Ugly' and 'Stickmen'.
He wrote and directed the short films 'The Freezer' and 'Dead Letters' both supported by the New Zealand Film Commission that have won International acclaim and are studied in in New Zealand High schools.
Paolo's has penned major Theatre shows. 'Little Che' based on the motorcycle diaries and 'Strange resting places' co-written with Rob Mokaraka and based on family stories of the Maori Battalion in Italy in WW2.
Paolo has acted on numerous TV shows and been nominated for his acting work on two occasions.
In 2013 Paolo wrote and directed his first feature film 'Orphans & Kingdoms'.
Paolo Rotondo is married to Renee Mark. He has two children, Sofia and Dario. They live on Waiheke Island.
- Orphans & Kingdoms (Writer, Director) - Feature Film
- The Freezer (Writer, Director) - Short Film
- Dead Letters (Writer (Adaptation), Director) - Short Film (Best Script 2006 NZ Film Awards)
- 'Little Che'
- ' Strange Resting Places' (Best new Playwright 2007 Chapmann Trip Theatre Awards)
- ' Black Hands'
- Shakespeare Globe International Artistic Fellowship
- Italian Film Scholarship
- Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - WINNER - Best New Playwright
- Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Production of the Year - Strange Resting Places
- New Zealand Screen Awards - WINNER - Best Script - Dead Letters (short film)
- TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice - Best Actor - The Insider's Guide to Happiness
- TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice - Best Actor - Milan Brych - Cancerman
- Fantafestival Film Festival, Rome Award Winner - Best Actor - The Ugly
- Xena: Warrior Princess: Philius
- Cleopatra 2525: Porter
- The Insiders Guide to Happiness: Tim
- Serial Killers: Bevan
- Shortland Street: Andrew Solomon
- Cancerman: Milan Brych
- Street Legal
- Jackson's Wharf
- Perfectly Frank - The Life of a NZ Writer
- The Call Up
- The Strip
- Spin Doctors
- Tartuffe: Tartuffe - Silo Theatre
- The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: Performer for Silo Theatre
- Little Dog Laughed Silo Theatre
- Black Hands: Writer/Actor/Producer
- Little Che: Writer/Actor/Producer
- Strange Resting Places: Writer/Actor - Taki Rua Productions
- Peer Gynt Narrator for Auckland Philharmonia
- Mr Marmalade: Bradley - Auckland Theatre Company
- Twelfth Night: Sebastian - Auckland Theatre Company
- Fond Love and Kisses: Rob - Downstage Theatre
- The Butchers' Daughter: Emilian & Others
- A Streetcar Named Desire: Pablo Gonzales - Auckland Theatre Company
- Dog - Silo Theatre
- NeverNever - BATS
- The Young Baron Biaggio - Maidment Theatre
- Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Madman - Maidment Theatre
- Coriolanus: Brutus - Maidment Theatre
- Nowhere Fast: Bevan - Maidment Theatre
- Round About Thursday: Roger - Maidment Theatre
- Power Rangers: Mystic Force: Snow Prince
- Paolo Rotondo at the Internet Movie Database
- NZ Listener- Upfront: Paolo Rotondo