MI AMORE (MY LOVE), 9min., Australia, Animation
Directed by Richie Valentino
This short film is a love tragedy and as typical as they are, it also ends on a sad note. But there is always a brighter side to every story. Set with in a world focused on differences while overrun by fear and individualistic separation there are still those who believe in the power of touch, spiritual connection and equality. They; continue seeking love, trust and warmth through the strength of their heart and not just how they are told to perceive or how they are told to judge by what they simply see.
Director Biography - Richie Valentino
Born in Uruguay and raised in Australia since the age of 3, I am a self-taught animator having enjoyed the art visually for many years. I was a late starter in the industry, not commencing my first animated short until I was 27 years old. Now having completed 4 short films with some supported screening success in festivals with-in Australia and around the world, I am happy to be settled into the Animation industry. A love that will continue for many years to come.
Graduated in the arts of interior design.
"I try to add a moral story to all my films, like an education from within our day-to-day society. A small message about equality and looking out for others. Even if there is something different and obscure about them...we are still all the same inside."
Tom O'Sullivan - Male
Ivy Fox O'Sullivan - Female