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Mario Andreacchio on set in South Africa
1 January 1955 |
Leigh Creek, South Australia
|Occupation||Film director, writer, and producer|
Mario Andreacchio (born 1 January 1955) is an Australian film producer/director.
Born in Leigh Creek, South Australia, Andreacchio graduated from Flinders University with a degree in Psychology (after originally going to University to study Experimental Physics), and then was selected to study at the Australian Film and Television School to train as a film director. He has directed nine cinema feature films, made a series of television specials, two telemovies, three children's mini-series and a variety of documentaries. In 1988, he won an International Emmy Award in the 'Children and Young People' category for Captain Johnno, an episode of the 1988 Touch the Sun TV series.
In 2008 Andreacchio founded a film production company AMPCO FILMS PTY LTD (the Adelaide Motion Picture Company), based in Norwood, South Australia.
- Fair Game (1986)
- The Dreaming (1988)
- Captain Johnno (1988)
- Sky Trackers (1994)
- Napoleon (1995)
- The Real Macaw (film) (1998)
- Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien (1999)
- Young Blades (2001)
- Paradise Found (2003)
- Elephant Tales (2005)
- The Dragon Pearl (2010)
- Interview with Mario Andreacchio' Signet 20 September 1998 accessed 14 October 2012
- Adelaide Motion Picture Company website
- "Hengdian, Salon pact for "Last Dragon" Variety Magazine". Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- "Transcript of interview with George Negus in 2004 (Australian Broadcasting Commission)". Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- "Australian Film Commission description of Elephant Tales". Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- "International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – previous award winners". Retrieved 2008-06-09.