Under the sky, we are all the same.
Interview with Writer Cristian Saliadarre
Congratulations! Why are you making your film?
To share with the world my personal experiences, about how fragile relationships can be…and the reality on disability awareness.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
To shed a light on how the physically and mentally disadvantaged live and how they love and how they suffer in silence. I've written a story of what I went through with my father, and not only the environmental and sociological aspects of the neighbourhood where I lived in South West Sydney, but the politically driven hidden agendas surrounding this community housing development area.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
They work because it deals with the confrontational issues of relationships, love and mending broken relationships, and that we are all connected somehow, whether you believe that or not, we live in an interwoven world..
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
It has evolved depth wise….I've explored every character in its fullest and tried to dwell deep down inside their souls, their inner fears, their hearts and dreams.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
Great feedback, I've been approached by several key people in the industry that have felt a strong connection with my story and who want to be part of this awakening.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
Yes because I never imagined someone would want to hear about such a delicate subject matter and especially the exposure to what I experienced in this community.
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
To make people aware of what's really going on with the disadvantaged, and handicapped, that we all go through hardships, loss, and we all hurt the same..and love the same with the same intensity.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
I need a producer that understands the importance of telling this story in all its depth and pain, i need journalists to write up on this story and funding to shoot it..I already have signed a world wide distribution deal with Bob Shami of SHAMI MEDIA GROUP USA and my sales agent is LIZ TAYLOR of WILD-MAPLE FILMS CANADA…via my music manager Mark.S.Berry of AMG Canada.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
To touch people's hearts and hope they reach out to their loved ones and mend their relationships because life is short and once someone dies, it's too late to retrace ones steps.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
The intensity of relationships, and also the situation of displacement of the disadvantaged in community housing NSW and Australia wide.
Would you like to add anything else?
I hope people that have lost a loved one will resonate and find hope that it's never too late to rebuild one's relationships.
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
Cristian Saliadarre (myself), Michael Wray, Deb Muller, and Steve Bastoni who has been advising me and helping me with his knowledge and input on how to make my story great and make an impact by making people cry and laugh.
Interview: September 2016
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Logline: UNDER THE SKY….WE ARE ALL THE SAME.
Length: Not completed yet.
Director: No director yet.
Producer: No producer yet
Writer: Cristian Saliadarre
About the writer, director and producer:
Born in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. First born son of Ana Maria Castillo and Argentinian Boxing Feather Weight Champion, Jorge Alberto Saliadarre. In the late 1970s Cristian and his parents migrated to the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Australia where he attended school and became involved in the arts. He spent his teenage years working on his craft while in high school and in turn discovered that he had a great appreciation for the silver screen and began to slowly develop his method as an actor.
Married to Maria Florencia Saliadarre. Has a son named Jamel Cristian Saliadarre, born 8th February 1995 in Queensland, Australia, a daughter named Florencia Phoenix Saliadarre born 30th May, 2013 and two step children named Jayden Leonardo born 4th March 2006 and Jacinta Rose born 21st Feb 2008...
Began his professional career as an actor, Cristian's film debut came in 1990 when he was only 14 years old in an Australian independent titled 'Dead to the World', by Huzzah Productions and directed by Ross Gibson which also saw the likes of fellow Australian Actor Noah Taylor. Shortly after that same year, Cristian pursued a music career as a recording artist and was signed to independent label 'Dis n Dat' Records in Sydney. He made his debut at 'Kinselas' and due to that show, he was chosen as the opening act for 'MC Hammer' in his 'Please Hammer Don't Hurt Em' world tour.
In 1991, Cristian (a.k.a. KIC), was signed by A & R executive John Watson (Silverchair), to a major-world wide recording contract with SONY / COLUMBIA. Two singles were released nationally and abroad, including 'Bring Me On' & 'The Right Way', which became instant hits in Australia and reached the top ten singles charts in Hong Kong and Singapore in 1993 making him a fully fledged international recording artist. Cristian instantly became a commercial success and appearing on various TV shows such as 'MTV', 'Rage', 'Video Smash Hits', and the singles were played on heavy rotation on '2 Day FM'. In addition, appearing in major Australian and international magazines such as 'Rolling Stone', 'Smash Hits', 'The Bush Telegraph' and 'Gente' (Argentina).
In 1996, after his son Jamel Cristian Saliadarre was born in Queensland,Australia, Cristian re-located to New Bedford, Massachusetts to record an album with close friend and producer, Kevin Antunes (New Kids, Mark Walberg, Nsync). In 1997, Cristian moved to Hollywood to work closely with producers such as Young MC ('Bust A Move') and Tommy Coster Jnr (Eminem), Cristian recorded various songs and in 2000 he was offered a lead role on a U.S drama called 'Roadshow' (Warner Bros/Viacom Productions), as the role of 'Stlyz'- an ex-con turned undercover cop. This was followed by various independent films and a major commercial for the 2002 World Cup Soccer as a Colombian Drug Lord for Fox Sports which was aired in the U.S and internationally.
Cristian stayed in Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, becoming a student of The Method-Stanislavsky and Checov. He also attended various acting schools such as 'Prime Time Actor's Studio' in Hollywood, Larry More Kelly's Performing Arts Academy in Los Angeles, and the film acting school on Hollywood and Vine in the heart of Hollywood known as 'The Art Of Film Acting' taught by Jerimiah Comey for 3 years, where he began to develop a strong foundation to his acting method. In 2003 he moved back to Sydney.
In 2005, Cristian landed a cameo role in the feature film 'Candy' as 'Little Angelo', alongside Academy Award Nominee, the late Heath Ledger. This brief cameo gives Cristian a major credit and reputation as a serious method actor. For the next two years Cristian becomes known within the Australian film and television industry and gains a major role in a channel 10, world premiere tele-movie, 'The Informant'(2008), directed by Peter Andrikidis and produced by ScreenTime Australia, where Cristian was cast as 'Mascalla' followed by the role of 'Nuchimov', a Russian criminal in the Channel 7 series, 'Gangs of Oz' directed by Katie Hides and produced by Eyeworks International (Australia).
In 2010, Cristian was cast in the ABC drama, 'RAKE' as the role of 'Manos' alongside and All-Star cast, Richard Roxbourgh, Noah Taylor, Sam Neil, Hog Weaving, Matt Day and directed by Rachel Ward and Jeffrey Walker. First episode to air on ABC November 2010. In 2011 Cristian was cast in the final season of Australia's hit drama East West 101 alongside Don Hany and Susie Porter. 2015 Cristian has embarked on story telling from a realistic and introspective point of view, and launching his musical career with a new duo called 'Evoluzion'.