In my works I have, by and large,
attempted to explore the dark side of the human psyche within
the context of gender and sexual politics. My feeling is that
the "dark side" needn't be forbidding. I'm excited by
examining the comedic and farcical in drama, as well as the tragic
in the mundane. I'm fascinated by how much an "ordinary"
life may be deemed heroic, how the minutiae of everyday existence
can assume epic proportions.
of the self is a common theme in any genre of story-telling. I
suppose this as sub-text is the motif which is integral to most
of my work. For the medium of film-making affords one the tools
with which to depict character in all its hues in different time
and space. Also, the juxtaposition of naturalism and the stylized,
is a constant source of fascination to me. I'm interested in playing
the two against each other and seeing what emerges from the drama.
I can't be
certain that I've succeeded in my attempts. Nor can I be certain
that I'll endeavor to continue this exploration in future films.
Suffice to say that I have learnt a good deal by attempting it
and, I suspect, will learn heaps more.
Salamanca, April 2003
statement "life at 24
frames a second"
Diane (1973, 7 mins, Super 8)
Myth (1991, 20 mins, 16mm)
graduate film distributed by the AFI. Certificate of Merit: Nimes
Film Festival 1992
Lost, Something Gained (1993, 10 mins, 16mm)
Right Moves (1998, 20 mins, Super 8)
(as director only, produced by Ian Handasyde)
and the Fly (2002, 15 mins, 35mm)
director only, produced by Savant Films)
to Fate (2000-03, 95 mins, Super 16)
(2008, 88 mins, HDV)
Stuffed (2014, 20 mins, CGI animation)
(as Writer and Co-Director)
as Animator and Co-Director)
The Last Babushka Doll (2017, 15 mins, HD)
as Writer and Producer)
and Closer Apart (1988, 87 mins, 16mm)
by Steve Middleton and produced by Rosa Colosimo.
Heart (1987, 95 mins, 16mm)
by Luigi Acquisto and produced by Rosa Colosimo.
Script readings at ScreenPlay:
of reading of Bella Donna (feature film script by Susannah
Farrow, Chapel off Chapel, 2003)
director of reading of Yellowing (short film script
by Meg McNenna, Chapel off Chapel, 2003)
reading of Sells Like Teen Spirit (feature film script
by Warwick Holt and m. blackwell, ACMI, Feb 2004)
writer of feature film script God's Little Children (reading
directed by Jan Sardi, ACMI, June 2004)
film projects in Development:
Sky A bio-pic of Deborah Wardley, Australia's
first female pilot for a major airline. (developed with the assistance
of Film Victoria; script edited by Annette Blonski)
Reality becomes fractured when
you're lying on an operating table with a bullet in your head
and a life demanding to be re-played. (to be produced by Kate
God's Little Children A gritty
drama about love lost, love found, humanity gained, on pitiless
urban streets and lonely country roads. (script edited by Luigi
See also About produced
Angelo Salamanca, August 2017.
Angelo Salamanca's website
to Melbourne independent filmmakers index page