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Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon

Year: 2011, 110 mins
Code: FRE-Falcon

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Joe Camilleri has been rocking the pubs and clubs of Australia for more than 4 decades, as well as making close to 30 CDs and producing countless more.

The documentary has multiple threads - the migrant story of Joe’s family spanning from Malta to Melbourne, a history of the Australian music scene over the last 40 years via Joe’s two main bands Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons and The Black Sorrows, and a studio insight into the making of an album.

This is an intimate portrait of the man and his passion for music.


Producer/ director FIONA COCHRANE has produced and/or directed several independent Australian feature films as well as numerous documentaries, short films & music videos.

Her feature films include FOUR OF A KIND, HOLIDAYS ON THE RIVER YARRA and NIRVANA STREET MURDER, her recent documentaries include the feature-length documentaries CAN ART STOP A BULLET, WOMEN ARE THE ANSWER, JOE CAMILLERI: AUSTRALIA’S MALTESE FALCON and RACHEL: A PERFECT LIFE, as well as television documentaries STRANGE TENANTS: SKA’D FOR LIFE, 25 TRACKS, ALL IN HER STRIDE, MUSIC OF THE BRAIN, OPERA THERAPY, TUG OF WAR and SCREAMIN’ WHEELIES. Her films have screened at numerous international festivals and received many international awards.

Fiona is also medically trained and continues to work as a General Practitioner in Melbourne.


Gold Remi Winner at 2012 WorldFest-Houston Awards (USA)

Best Feature Documentary at 2011 SkyFest Film Festival (USA)
Winner of Dance & Music Category at 2012 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)
Bronze Palm Award at 2012 Mexico International Film Festival
Best Music Doc (Foreign Origins) at 2012 Bare Bones Film Festival (USA)
Best Arts Documentary finalist at 2011 ATOM Awards (Aus)
Award of Merit at 2011 Accolade Competition (USA)

Best Cinematography in a Feature Doc finalist at 2012 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA)
Best Performance finalist at 2012 Movie Maverick Awards (USA)
Best Soundtrack finalist at 2012 Movie Maverick Awards (USA)                       
“The Precious” finalist at 2012 Movie Maverick Awards (USA)                         
Finalist at 2012 Blue Mountains Film Festival & Yowie Awards (Aus)
International Premiere at 2011 Montreal World Film Festival (Canada)Official Selection 2012 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (USA)                             
Official Selection 2012 Green Bay Film Festival (USA)                                   
Official Selection 2012 Desert Rocks Film & Music Event (USA)
Official Selection 2012 Edmonton International Film Festival (Canada)  
Official Selection 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection 2012 Louisville’s International Festival of Film (USA)
2012 CinefestOZ Film Festival (AUS)



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