Overview

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.

Project

The Killing of Angelo Tsakos

Date

1989

Role

Director/Co-Writer

Producer: Rosemary Blight

AFTRS student film screened on SBS

Format

27min

"An engrossing and powerful film"

The Age

"Impressive drama imposes insistent questions"

TV Week

Awards

Winner – Golden Gate Film Festival, Special Jury Prize
Winner – A.T.O.M Awards, Tertiary Education
Nominated – AFI Awards, Short Screenplay and Short Film
Nominated – A.T.O.M Awards, Short Narrative
Nominated – Dendy Awards, Short Drama
Nominated – Human Rights Awards
Certificate of Merit – St Kilda Film Festival
Official Selection – Melbourne International Film Festival