Mario – Festival Patron










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 & 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.

Other films Mario has directed include, the much loved Napoleon, the heartwarming Elephant Tales, and most recently The Dragon Pearl.

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.

Mario now serves as the Adelaide Kids Film Festival’s Patron, bringing his love of children’s cinema and directing expertise.





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