Melanie Rodriga (Melanie Read)


Melanie Rodriga began her film career as Melanie Read in New Zealand before coming to Western Australia (and Murdoch University) and changing her surname.

Trial Run (Melanie Read [Melanie Rodriga], 1984) NZ; available on DVD as of 2010; see here

Send a Gorilla (Melanie Read [Melanie Rodriga], 1988) wr. Melanie Read; NZ; this was briefly available on DVD but is not so at this date

Where the Two Rivers Meet (Ken Kelso, 1999) short, wr. Ken Kelso, prod. Nicky Lukacs, Strike Your Heart Productions, dp Greg Knight, ed. Melanie Rodriga, music Kavisha Mazzella et al.; funding SBS, Screenwest; Kelton Pell (Rory (Willy) Dalton), Geoff Kelso (Clive Lewis), Stephen ("Baamba") Albert (Pastor Ronny); broadcast on SBS Friday 2 June 2000 as part of Unfinished Business: Reconciling the Nation; and on ABC Channel 2 28 May; drama of two boyhood adversaries brought together by coincidence in adulthood, who seek to reach a mutual understanding about a corrugated iron canoe, among many other things; the two rivers are the Canning and the Swan; 26 min.

Teesh and Trude (Melanie Rodriga, 2002) Susie Porter, Linda Cropper, Peter Phelps; world premiere Brisbane Film Festival 13 July 2002, then Melbourne Film Festival later the same month; national season began Perth Thursday 6 March 2003; broadcast on SBS but never released on video

myPastmyPresent (Melanie Rodriga) shot 2009 at Murdoch University; screened at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2011


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