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Mario Andreacchio is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Australien born on 1 january 1955

Mario Andreacchio

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Nationality Australie
Birth 1 january 1955 (69 years)
Awards Emmy Award

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 for Captain Johnno.

Andreacchio founded a film production company AMPCO FILMS PTY LTD (the Adelaide Motion Picture Company), based in Norwood, South Australia.

Andreacchio has served on the boards of the Australian Film Finance Corporation and the South Australian Film Corporation.

Usually with

Bill Conti
Bill Conti
(2 films)
Jamie Croft
Jamie Croft
(2 films)
Nicholas Hope
Nicholas Hope
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mario Andreacchio (9 films)

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Director

The Dragon Pearl, 1h33
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dragons
Actors Sam Neill, Robert Mammone, Jordan Chan
Rating47% 2.362052.362052.362052.362052.36205
When teenagers Josh (Louis Corbett) and Ling (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, Chris (Sam Neill) and Dr. Li (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A real live Chinese dragon. Two thousand years earlier, to defend his kingdom, the dragon lent an emperor his all powerful pearl. Instead of being returned the pearl was buried with the emperor beneath his palace, and helpless without its source of power the dragon has remained entombed ever since. With the Dragon Pearl buried on the excavation site, Josh and Ling implore their parents for help, but met with disbelief the children realize they must find the pearl on their own. However thereʼs one who does believe them: archaeologist Philip Dukas (Robert Mammone), who wants to seize the pearlʼs awesome power for his own sinister ambitions. The only way to stop him is for Josh and Ling to get to it first and return it to its rightful owner.
Elephant Tales, 1h34
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Origin France
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Richard Bohringer, Jean-François Balmer, Hubert Benhamdine, Emmanuel Karsen, Aylin Prandi, Brigitte Lecordier
Rating53% 2.684372.684372.684372.684372.68437
Après l'enlèvement et le massacre d'éléphants par des braconniers, deux éléphanteaux, Zef et Boogie, n'ont d'autre choix que de retrouver une nouvelle famille.
Paradise Found, 1h33
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Alun Armstrong, Chris Haywood, Nicholas Hope
Rating57% 2.866122.866122.866122.866122.86612
The film covers a later part of Gauguin's life (from 1880 to 1897) when he resigned his job as a stockbroker to paint full-time and journey to Polynesia. It documents how Gaugin befriended Pissarro, felt compelled to paint, abandoned his family and then chronicled his love of Tahitian life.
Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Actors Glenn McMillan, Melissa Jaffer, Peter O'Brien, Luke O'Loughlin
Rating53% 2.6714052.6714052.6714052.6714052.671405
Twelve-year-old Pip Lawson is obsessed with watching outer space from her telescope. One day when she's watching from a nearby dock, local bully Rhonnie Bronston stops by with her dog. They get into a heated conversation in which Pip leaves with her telescope but forgets her walkman, which Rhonnie leaves with. When Pip returns home she discovers that a strange new family has moved into the house next door. Strange noises come from the shed, causing Pip to not be able to get to sleep. The next day Pip and her friend Ben Handlemen walk to the park were Rhonnie and her pose are. When Pip sees Rhonnie with her walkman she tries to take it back, but she threatens to let her dog on her. The children then notice the new girl "Sally Marshall" hanging upside down on the playground reading a book and eating a tomato the size of a grapefruit. Rhonnie starts talking about how she must be an alien, and all the kids except for Pip and Ben agree. Pip tells Rhonnie how stupid that is, and that aliens don't exist. Rhonnie then makes a bet with Pip that she has one week to prove that the Marshalls are not aliens or she will get her telescope, which Pip agrees to.
The Real Macaw, 1h31
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds
Actors Jamie Croft, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Waters, Jason Robards, John Goodman, Robert Coleby
Rating54% 2.709612.709612.709612.709612.70961
An ancient talking macaw named Mac, a blue and gold macaw becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried treasure from its day with a pirate. His grandson decides to go off on the hunt only to discover that a resort now exists where the treasure is buried.
Napoleon
Napoleon (1995)
, 1h20
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Origin Australie
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jamie Croft, Philip Quast, Olivia Hack, Anne-Louise Lambert, Adam Wylie, Bronson Pinchot
Rating60% 3.04833.04833.04833.04833.0483
The story begins in Sydney, Australia, where Napoleon aka "Muffin", is living with a human family and his own mother. Napoleon wishes to be with the wild dogs he can hear howling in the distance. The family has a birthday party and one of the decorations is a basket with balloons strapped to it. Out of curiosity, Napoleon hops inside but the basket, untied from its tether begins to float.
The Dreaming, 1h28
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Actors Gary Sweet, John Noble, Penny Cook, Arthur Dignam
Rating52% 2.613782.613782.613782.613782.61378
After an aboriginal tomb is opened by archaeologist (Arthur Dignam), his daughter, a doctor (Penny Cook) treats a young aboriginal girl (Kristina Nehm) in a hospital emergency room for some unspecified injury.The girl dies and immediately afterwards the attending doctor begins to have bad dreams and waking visions of a horrible past event in aboriginal history.These threatening images from the Dreamtime involve a group of whalers who came ashore two centuries earlier to rape and murder a defenseless aboriginal tribe. This event formed a taint or stain within the Dreaming. Now incorporated into the spiritual landscape, the evil spirits of these murderers roam the imaginal realm seeking whom they may destroy. They have set their sights on the doctor, who is led to solve the mystery of the slaughter of the aboriginal tribe.
Fair Game
Fair Game (1986)
, 1h26
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films
Actors Don Barker, Garry Who
Rating58% 2.949812.949812.949812.949812.94981
A young woman (Cassandra Delaney) who runs a wildlife sanctuary in the Outback is menaced by three kangaroo hunters who have entered the sanctuary looking for new game.
Touch the Sun (Australian TV series)
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Actors Amanda Muggleton

Kate, 14, the adopted daughter of wealthy couple searches for her birth mother.

Scriptwriter

The Dragon Pearl, 1h33
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dragons
Actors Sam Neill, Robert Mammone, Jordan Chan
Roles Story
Rating47% 2.362052.362052.362052.362052.36205
When teenagers Josh (Louis Corbett) and Ling (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, Chris (Sam Neill) and Dr. Li (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A real live Chinese dragon. Two thousand years earlier, to defend his kingdom, the dragon lent an emperor his all powerful pearl. Instead of being returned the pearl was buried with the emperor beneath his palace, and helpless without its source of power the dragon has remained entombed ever since. With the Dragon Pearl buried on the excavation site, Josh and Ling implore their parents for help, but met with disbelief the children realize they must find the pearl on their own. However thereʼs one who does believe them: archaeologist Philip Dukas (Robert Mammone), who wants to seize the pearlʼs awesome power for his own sinister ambitions. The only way to stop him is for Josh and Ling to get to it first and return it to its rightful owner.
Paradise Found, 1h33
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Alun Armstrong, Chris Haywood, Nicholas Hope
Roles Author
Rating57% 2.866122.866122.866122.866122.86612
The film covers a later part of Gauguin's life (from 1880 to 1897) when he resigned his job as a stockbroker to paint full-time and journey to Polynesia. It documents how Gaugin befriended Pissarro, felt compelled to paint, abandoned his family and then chronicled his love of Tahitian life.
Napoleon
Napoleon (1995)
, 1h20
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Origin Australie
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jamie Croft, Philip Quast, Olivia Hack, Anne-Louise Lambert, Adam Wylie, Bronson Pinchot
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.04833.04833.04833.04833.0483
The story begins in Sydney, Australia, where Napoleon aka "Muffin", is living with a human family and his own mother. Napoleon wishes to be with the wild dogs he can hear howling in the distance. The family has a birthday party and one of the decorations is a basket with balloons strapped to it. Out of curiosity, Napoleon hops inside but the basket, untied from its tether begins to float.
The Dreaming, 1h28
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Actors Gary Sweet, John Noble, Penny Cook, Arthur Dignam
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.613782.613782.613782.613782.61378
After an aboriginal tomb is opened by archaeologist (Arthur Dignam), his daughter, a doctor (Penny Cook) treats a young aboriginal girl (Kristina Nehm) in a hospital emergency room for some unspecified injury.The girl dies and immediately afterwards the attending doctor begins to have bad dreams and waking visions of a horrible past event in aboriginal history.These threatening images from the Dreamtime involve a group of whalers who came ashore two centuries earlier to rape and murder a defenseless aboriginal tribe. This event formed a taint or stain within the Dreaming. Now incorporated into the spiritual landscape, the evil spirits of these murderers roam the imaginal realm seeking whom they may destroy. They have set their sights on the doctor, who is led to solve the mystery of the slaughter of the aboriginal tribe.

Producer

The Dragon Pearl, 1h33
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dragons
Actors Sam Neill, Robert Mammone, Jordan Chan
Roles Producer
Rating47% 2.362052.362052.362052.362052.36205
When teenagers Josh (Louis Corbett) and Ling (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, Chris (Sam Neill) and Dr. Li (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A real live Chinese dragon. Two thousand years earlier, to defend his kingdom, the dragon lent an emperor his all powerful pearl. Instead of being returned the pearl was buried with the emperor beneath his palace, and helpless without its source of power the dragon has remained entombed ever since. With the Dragon Pearl buried on the excavation site, Josh and Ling implore their parents for help, but met with disbelief the children realize they must find the pearl on their own. However thereʼs one who does believe them: archaeologist Philip Dukas (Robert Mammone), who wants to seize the pearlʼs awesome power for his own sinister ambitions. The only way to stop him is for Josh and Ling to get to it first and return it to its rightful owner.
Paradise Found, 1h33
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Alun Armstrong, Chris Haywood, Nicholas Hope
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.866122.866122.866122.866122.86612
The film covers a later part of Gauguin's life (from 1880 to 1897) when he resigned his job as a stockbroker to paint full-time and journey to Polynesia. It documents how Gaugin befriended Pissarro, felt compelled to paint, abandoned his family and then chronicled his love of Tahitian life.