The Killing of Angelo Tsakos

(Greek|English) 27 mins /1989

AFTRS student film, screened on SBS


PRODUCER – Rosemary Blight (Goalpost Pictures)

In 1985, Angelo Tsakos, a young Greek-Australian boy from the western suburbs of Sydney, was shot dead by a probationary police constable while driving a stolen car. He was only 16. The film interrogates the contradictory versions of why the boy was killed.

engrossing and powerful film “ – THE AGE

“impressive drama poses insistent questions” – TV Week


Winner – Special Jury Prize|Golden Gate Film Festival, San Francisco

Winner – A.T.O.M Awards – Tertiary Education

Nominated – AFI Awards – Short Screenplay & Short Film

–       A.T.O.M Awards – Short Narrative

–       Dendy Awards – Short Drama 

–       Human Rights Awards

Certificate of Merit – St Kilda Festival

Official Selection – Melbourne International Film Festival