Name: Mohd Hafiz Shah Student no: 30355053 Unit title: Australian Cinema (MED 231)
Loves Brother Part 1:Film Information Rating: G Genre: Drama/romance
Credits Director/Script writer: Jan Sardi Producers: Jane Scott Sarah Radclyffe Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie Production Designer: Paul Heath Editor: Veronica Jenet Costume Designer: Anna Borghesi Original music:Stephen Warbeck Casting:Nina Gold Sharon Howard Kelly OShea
Release Dates U.S.A5 February 2004 (Santa Barbara Film Festival) Australia 1 April 2004 Germany29 July 2004 Switzerland29 July 2004 (German speaking region) Austria30 July 2004
Awards 37th World Fest HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2004: - Best Feature Film - Best Director (Jan Sardi) -Best Cinematography (Andrew Lesnie) 13th Annual HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL 2004: -Grand Prize Award winner and 50,000 cash.
Nominations Nominations for LEXUS IF AWARDS 2004: -Best Sound (Andre Schmidt and Bernard O Reilly) -Best Production Design (Paul Heath) Nominations for AFI Awards: - Best Film - Best Direction (Jan Sardi) - Best Original Screenplay (Jan Sardi) - Best Cinematography (Andrew Lesnie) - Best Production Design (Paul Heath) - Best Costume Design (Anna Borghesi )
Interview Details Interview with Jan Sardi: Interview by Genuine Unsworth: Loves Brother through the eyes of director Jan Sardi (Monday, 28 June 2004) at: http://www.abc.net.au/southwestwa/stories/s1142351.htm Interview by Julie Copeland: At the movies: Jan Sardi (10.45 Sunday, 21 September 2004) at: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/sunmorn/stories/s950934.htm Interview with Adam Garcia: Question and Answer online on Adam Garcias home page on movie, Loves Brother (2003) at: http://www.adamgarcia.com/prev_q_and_a.html Interview with Amelia Warner: Amelia Warner Interviewed by fans on home page (March 24, 2003) at: http://www.ameliawarner.com/amelia_interviewed_by_you.htm
Films Online Presence When searching for online content on the movie: Loves Brother, there were many aspects of which I found quite disappointing in terms of content and information of this movie on the net. Firstly, there were no box office figures or numbers noted on the web in relevance to the amount of money spent or generated in making, producing and airing this movie. This was a major setback as it eliminated any chance I had of comparing numbers and figures in context of discussing the impact the movie had on Australian Cinema from a financial point of view. Secondly, the interviews I found online were rather meek except for two from ABC which featured Jan Sardi. It was disappointing as the interviews on Andrew Lesnie focused mainly on his cinematography of Lord of The Rings and none on Loves brother. However, it did help in giving me an understanding of how some of the shots were taken in Loves Brother. Also, to my dismay, there were no interviews of the co-producers: Jane Scott and Sarah Radclyffe in relation to this movie. Another disappointment was that the interviews on Giovanni Ribissi (Angelo Donnini) were all from other movies in which he played 2nd and 3rd roles but none from Loves Brother In which he played a lead role.
Credits: Actors/Actresses Angelo Donnini: Giovani Ribissi Angelo Donnini: Giovani Ribissi Gino Donnini: Adam Garcia Gino Donnini: Adam Garcia Rosetta: Amelia Warner Rosetta: Amelia Warner Connie: Silvia De Santis Connie: Silvia De Santis Zio Luigi: Joe Petruzzi Zio Luigi: Joe Petruzzi Guido: Rodney Afif Guido: Rodney Afif Paolo: Bruno Lucia Paolo: Bruno Lucia Zia Norma: Dina Panozzo Zia Norma: Dina Panozzo Father Alfredo: Barry Otto Father Alfredo: Barry Otto Gypsy Artist: Reg Mombassa Gypsy Artist: Reg Mombassa Nona: Paola Dionisotti Nona: Paola Dionisotti