Balentes

Fighting for Paradise

BALENTES is a controversial 80 min. documentary part exposé, part mystery and part showdown, looking for answers and for those who are responsible for these deaths and this environmental disaster. 

BALENTES  is an inspiring documentary empowering Sardinians on taking action, uniting and taking back their decisional power.

THE TEAM

Director, Writer, Producer & Narrator Lisa Camillo

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Lisa Camillo Satta (MA Int Dev) is a passionate human rights driven filmmaker, anthropologist, presenter and writer.

She has directed, produced and wrote award-winning documentaries and films that travelled across the world in several international film festivals. Following her Master in International Development, she had a rich experience in Aboriginal communities, which gave her an invaluable experience and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and strong connections with Indigenous communities. 

Her career in filmmaking utilises her extensive knowledge in anthropology, international politics and economics, human rights, criminology and environmental studies. 

Lisa is a natural and intuitive award-winning director, a graduate of the Sydney Film School, with a strong cinematic vision, that beautifully matches feelings with visual imagery with a precise attention to details.

She has been featured in several magazines and newspapers for her projects and commitment to her work. She's a published author of a book, Una Ferita Italiana (An Italian Wound), based on her feature documentary, Balentes - The Brave Ones, which came out in Australian and US cinemas and several international Film Festivals. In April 2019 she was invited to speak at the Italian Parliament House to discuss with the Ministry of Defence and Health some of the issues that were raised in her documentary in order to better her island's critical situation.

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Lisa Camillo Satta (MA Int Dev) è un regista, scrittrice e produttrice ed antropologa italo-australiana, plurilaureata (Master in antropologia e Laurea un Criminologia), di Sydney, appassionata di diritti umani ed di ecologia. Dopo il master in Antropologia, ha avuto un’esperienza formativa nelle comunità aborigene, che le ha dato un'esperienza e conoscenza profonda della loro cultura ed una forte connessione con le comunità indigene. Ha ricevuto diversi premi per i suoi progetti con il Ministero della Salute Australiano, con l'implemento di programmi per migliorare la salute nelle comunità aborigene tramite l’uso della musica, dell’arte e dei digital media.

La sua carriera nel cinema utilizza la sua vasta conoscenza in antropologia, politica ed economia internazionale, diritti umani, criminologia, progettazione, gestione e valutazione, sviluppo delle risorse, pubbliche relazioni, gestione eventi, multimedia, arte visiva e musica.

 Lisa ha diretto, prodotto e scritto film e documentari pluripremiati che hanno girato in tutto il mondo. Le sue capacità si espandono da cortometraggi, a lungometraggi, e a serie televisive.
Lisa Camillo combina l'estetica europea, con una forte esperienza visiva e narrativa ispirata da storie con radici profondamente impregnate nella natura e cultura umana che ha vissuto in prima persona durante il suo lavoro da antropologa.  

È una regista con un naturale intuito per le storie degne di approfondimento.  Laureata alla scuola di film, la Sydney Film School (2013), ha un forte senso cinematografico, ed una quasi-ossessione sui dettagli. Essendo stata anche una musicista e cantautrice per 16 anni, ha l’abilità di combinare perfettamente tempo e melodie con immagini in movimento, al fine di valorizzare le scene ed evocare particolari stati d'animo ed emozioni.

Tra i suoi migliori lavori come sceneggiatrice, regista e produttrice: LIVE THROUGH THIS che ha vinto 3 premi ed è stato nominato in dodici film festival internazionali; REQUIEM, un corto di un lungo piano sequenza, dove i protagonisti invecchiano 3 volte senza alcun tagli di scena e nominato al One Take Festival del cinema in Croazia; e BALENTES - THE BRAVE ONES, uno scioccante documentario lungometraggio Australiano sull’uso segreto dalla NATO dell’uranio impoverito in Sardegna e sui suoi effetti devastanti sugli animali e sulle persone, che sta ricevendo ampio successo nei cinema e nei circuiti internazionali dei film festival. Ad ottobre il film uscirà su iTunes e su Amazon Prime, dopo aver firmato un contratto con i famosi distributori cinematografici danesi, LevelK.

Lisa è apparsa in diverse riviste, giornali e programmi televisivi nel mondo per i suoi progetti e per il suo impegno nel suo lavoro. È autrice del libro pubblicato da Ponte Alle Grazie, Una Ferita Italiana (An Italian Wound), basato sul suo documentario Balentes - The Brave Ones.

Nell'aprile 2019, Lisa è stata invitata a parlare alla Camera dei Deputati nel parlamento italiano per discutere con il Ministero della Difesa e della Salute le questioni sollevate nel suo documentario al fine di migliorare la critica situazione della sua isola, la Sardegna.  

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Director of Photography Viv Scanu ACS

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Viv Scanu ACS is a Director of Photography, resides in Sydney Australia and works as an active cinematographer, specialising in high end Television commercials, Network Promo’s, Music Videos and Television content for both the local and international markets. He is also the founder of Red Apple Camera Rentals Pty Ltd, a leading camera rental facility in Sydney, Australia. Red Apple will be providing an array of equipment for this project. Viv has worked his way through the film industry ranks and has had the privileged to work on Australian films with some of Australia’s best cinematographer such as Oscar winner,  Russell Boyd ACS ACS, Peter James ACS ASC, Mandy Walker ACS, ASC, Steven Windon ACS just to name a few. Viv has a great eye for detail and strong passion for story telling which keeps him constantly working and in demand. 

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Viv Scanu e’ un direttore della fotografia Sardo-Australiano, specializzato in contenuti televisivi, pubblicitari e video musicali, sia Australiani che internazionali. Viv e’ anche fondatore e proprietario di Red Apple Camera Rentals Pty Ltd, un’impresa che noleggia attrezzature per produzioni di film Australiani ed Americani.  Ha lavorato con i migliori direttori della fotografia e vincitrici di Oscar, come: Russell Boyd, Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS), Peter James ACS, Mandy Walker ACS, Steven Windon ACS, etc.  

Editor Louise Massignat

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Louise Massignat is an editor and film maker based in Sydney Australia. Her enthusiasm for story-telling is matched only by her total dedication to the craft of editing and visual effects. Louise has applied her skills to genres ranging from short films to documentaries and reality shows in both France and Australia. Educated at La Sorbonne and Lycee Jacques Prevert, she has a thirst for adventure and a love of the big (and small) screen. Balentes is Louise’s first documentary feature film.

Writer Alicia Walsh

Alicia Walsh is a professional Screen Writer and Script Editor with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television as well as a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. Alicia has over 20 years experience in film writing and has worked on numerous widely known productions including "The Turning" based on the Tim Winton short story, "Wonderland" for Channel 10, "Dance Academy" for the ABC and "Home and Away" for Channel 7. Alicia trains Diploma of Screen and Media students in Writing Character and Script Editing. She is also a script mentor and Thesis trainer.

Crowdfunding Manager Christopher Morton

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Chris Morton is a 30 year old Writer, Director and Producer based in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently working for Australia's Nine Network in Television Presentation as a Co-ordinator.  

He has many years experience in the industry and cites his father's influence for igniting his passion into film. Chris has written and directed  several shorts (including Relationship Status) he has acted and worked in various different roles since a very young age, first appearing in Bill Bennett's critically aclaimed A Street To Die in 1985. Chris attended Australian Film Television and Radio  School and completed a Masterclass in Directing with Rowan Woods, (Little Fish) has a Diploma IV in interactive Multimedia and is an experienced 3D generalist.   

The Music Composer Jesse Dampsey

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Jesse Dampsey is an extremely talented music composer that composed the music of Balentes.  Jesse has composed music for 2 feature films, over 50 short films, 10 documentaries and several advertisements. At the age of 26 his music has been played in festivals all over the world, and his output has gained him 'Best Composer' at the SFS film festival in Sydney for 2 years running. After several years in India studying traditional music and orientating curricular musical activities, Jesse has become fast and efficient at producing original creative material.