5. Adrian Chiarella: Editor / Screenwriter Turned Director
Adrian Chiarella grew up in Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. His career began editing previsualisation for Baz Luhrmann on the feature film Australia. Following this, he edited short films Ostia: La Notte Finale, The Burnt Cork, Gimpsey and The Love Song of Iskra Prufrockfor which he won an Australian Screen Editors Award. His most recent feature film credit as editor, Teenage Kicks, premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2016, where it received both audience and critical acclaim.
Adrian’s first short film as director, Touch, earned him an Australian Directors Guild nomination after screening at numerous festivals around the world. His second short film, Black Lips, was funded by Create New South Wales and SBS and screened on SBS as part of their Queer For Short showcase of emerging LGBT filmmakers.
Black Lips has played at festivals around the world including Palm Springs, Rhode Island, New Orleans, Santa Barbara, Flickerfest, St Kilda, BFI Flare and Outfest Fusion. He is currently working as a development assistant at producer Tony Ayres’ recently formed company, TAP.
For your Australian listeners, they can view the film on SBS On Demand (this is geoblocked to Australia).
For international listeners, there’s a trailer here:
Watch Touch: https://vimeo.com/groups/shortfilms/videos/97194254
Teenage Kicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApYgrZE1dws
Theatre Media Course at Bathurst (Charles Sturt University): https://www.csu.edu.au/csu-live/csu-live/key-study-areas/communication-and-creative-industries/videos/bachelor-of-communications-theatre-media
Commedia dell’arte: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm
Jason Chong: https://www.google.com/search?q=jason+chong+actor&rlz=1C5CHFA_enAU699AU699&oq=Jason+Chong+actor&aqs=chrome.0.0l3.2091j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Little Fish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnB81K3pazg
Marco Polo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo_(TV_series)
Adam Marks: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5012762/?
Alex Rowe: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3699929
James L Brown: http://www.jameslbrown.com.au
Rebecca Janek: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7352116/
Danielle Boesenberg: https://www.danielleboesenberg.com
Emerging Filmmakers Fund / Create New South Wales: https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/production-support/generator-emerging-filmmakers-fund
Female filmmakers and gender equality: https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/news/women-in-film-why-gender-equality-still-matters
Black market abalone diving: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-02-10/indigenous-black-market-abalone-sparks-debate/8259404
Tony Ayres Productions (TAP): https://tonyayresproductions.net/about
Wong Kar-wai: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Kar-wai
Water polo in Malta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_polo_in_Malta