Celebrating As One
by Patrick Mazzolo, NSW
Reel Australia 2010/2011 Division
Reel Australia Short Film
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My name is Patrick Mazzolo. I am 18 years of age and I have recently completed my Higher School Certificate.
My film 'Celebrating As One' portrays the 'Reel Australia' through the voice of John (played by my friend Graeme Poleweski).
John, a laid-back, proud and patriotic Aussie, showcases 'Who We Are as a Nation' through his reflection of the values that Australians uphold, the main one being Unity. He emphasises the fact that although we live in a large country with a small population, our regard for mateship and harmony bonds us together.
His colloquial language and dress consisting of shorts, a singlet and thongs represents the real Aussie who is always ready to celebrate with friends over a beer and a barbie. John's 'clones' are also symbolic of our country's sociable attitude, conveying that celebrations within Australia are always shared.
Featured music composed by myself and my father Ren Mazzolo.
Who or What is Featured in the Film?
Character 'John' played by Graeme Poleweski. Original music composed by my father Ren Mazzolo.
10 November 2010