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Filmmakers

  • Nunzio La Bianca

  • Joe Murabito

  • Derek Hobbs
  • George Matzkov
nunzio la bianca

NUNZIO La BIANCA

DIRECTOR, STORY, WRITER, PRODUCER

Nunzio was born in Sicily, Italy and his family migrated to Australia when he was 3 years age. His father Mario had migrated to Australia first in the 1940's at the age of 16 he left Sicily because there was no food or work to feed the families.

Nunzio's father first choice was to migrate to America with his brother for a number of years and had seen first hand the problem that faced new Italian American's. Whilst living in America he was told of Australia, a new country with the promise of wealth and fortune. He came to Australia and stayed for a couple of years before finely settling back in Sicily.

Nunzio's father Mario met and wed his mother Maria Santa Lenzo in Australia. They had two sons in Australia Anthony and Joseph. They sold up and returned to Sicily to start a new life in the 1960's. Nunzio Di Gregorio La bianca was born on the 21 September 1965 in Patti Sicily. His parents named Nunzio has he was born on the Saints day of there home town "La Madonna Nunziata di Ruccuja". Unfortunately Sicily has always had a dark side to its story so for the good of there son's Nunzio's parents return to Australia.

Nunzio started his schooling at Leederville primary school behind West Perth football oval. His formal training started not in martial arts but in Aussie Rules Football. He played football till the age of 18 and played at a state level. Football was a good foundation for his training as it was not ununsual to have a scrap in every game.

At the age of 12 Nunzio was introduced by his Cousin Frank La Bianca to Martial arts. Frank trained in boxing and Fung Sau Kung Fu and introduced Nunzio to Grand Master Peter Stevens. In addition, he trained in London under Grand Master Chee Soo and boxed under renowned trainer Laurie Haymer.

Nunzio's life experience have been shaped by his extensive involvement in the hospitality and nightclub industry in Europe and Western Australia's Northbridge and Fremantle precinct. in 1996 he estabilished The Bog Night Club Perth. In 1998 The Bog Fremantle Nightclub and in 2000 Chyna Whyte Nightclub. Nunzio successfully traded for thitreen years and this time has been the biggest employer of live music in Western Australia. The Rock Nightclub was the last of Nunzio's clubs to open and closed in 2009 due to an on going confidential police investigation. Nunzio La Bianca is still in the process of clearing his name.

In 2000 independent producer, Derek Hobbs approached Nunzio to assist him in the production of a film. Nunzio Wrote, Directed and Starred in his first feature lenght film Aussie Park Boyz. A preview of a film was taken to the Usa and subsequently picked up by the New York Independent Film Festival and ITN distribution.

In 2006 Nunzio La Bianca's acting success continued when he co-starred with John Waters in the feature film, The Bouncer.

joe murabito

JOE MURABITO

PRODUCER

Joe was born in Subiaco, Perth(WA) on the 3 february 1969, his parents originated from Ucria Sicily (Italy).

At the age of six yeras old began to learn Karate beigin trained buy master sensei Kayo which he held a 7 Dan black belt. He left school at the age of 14 and worked with his father doing concrete.

When he turned 17 he joined Dave Casella's kick boxing academy in Osborne Park and competed for 5 consecutive years, achieving the state and Australian titles unfeated. He had the pleasure to train with Joe Fazio at Balga Boxing on and off for about 10 years. At the age of 18 he began to work for hiself on and off for the next 5 years.

In 1993 he started a concrete company call Conspect Construction which employed up to seventy personel.

In 2003 decided to diversify in the concrete business and started a new company call Perth Precast which is involved in the major project thru out Western Australia and has a staffing levell off up to 100 people. He also starred in Aussie Park Boyz 1.

DEREK HOBBS

DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

GEORGE MATZKOV

SOUND and MUSICAL DIRECTOR