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Film Crew
131. October 2017
16mm Film Acting
Andrew Vial played a seriously demented nursing home resident in a 16mm film, 'The Painting In The Spyglass', alongside Sebastien Thornton-Walker, who played an aspergers syndrome boy.
charlotte and cast
Charlotte and cast
130. September 2017
'The Paradox Theory'
Writer/Director Charlotte Tai shot 'The Paradox Theory' a fiction film about teenage suicide with Andrew Vial involved as both actor and crew member.
making documentary
Making Documentary
129. September 2017
Informative Documentary
Acting a 15th century alchemist in a historical documentary for schoools, required Andrew Vial to be green-screened for image manipulation.
andrew as teacher
Sebastian Danta adjusts plate
128. September 2017
Inevitability Of Death
Andrew Vial plays a man dying at the dinner table in Sebastian Danta's film 'Memento Mori' but the focus is on insects that relish the death.
andrew as teacher
Andrew as Teacher
127. August 2017
Feature Role
Andrew Vial acted the role of a religious instructor in the film 'Dissociation' directed by Mackenzie Robb.
This film was professionally shot at an elite Sydney girls school, Bridgedine College.
dont come back music clip
Scene from Music Clip
126. August 2017
'Don't Come Back'
The Ariyah music video 'Don't Come Back' with Andrew Vial as the 'card player' was released to much anticipation, for international success.
Stills from 'Skate'
125. August 2017
'SKATE' Re-release
The film 'SKATE' produced and directed in 1980 was restored and re-released.
It features world champion ice skaters and was shot with an anamorphic lens specially designed and built by Andrew Vial.
andrew as ailing musician
124. July 2017
'Purgatory' Starring Role
A post war Sci-Fi film written and directed by Forest Lin was produced in Sydney with Andrew Vial starring as the dominant father of a psychically gifted teenage boy.
andrew as ailing musician
123. July 2017
My Part In Saving 300 Lives
Andrew Vial related an incident in which he was involed in, on September 11th 2001 while aboard the last British Airways plane over the North Atlantic.
A documentary team from AFTRS recorded the true story as material for an international production.
andrew as ailing musician
122. July 2017
Premiere of 'Ocean Blue'
Ocean Blue, the film about an ailing musician featuring Andrew Vial, won best music, best editor, best director and audience award at its premiere at Sydney Film School Film Festival.
Q&A at screening
Q & A at Screening
121. June 2017
Chair of Film Jury
Andrew Vial was chairperson of the film jury at Kerala International Documentary and Short Film Festival, in Trivaldrum, India.
Vial also showed five of his films and gave a Documentary Masterclass.
game show
120. June 2017
Television Game Show
Andrew Vial played the role of a contestant in a new family TV show for the ABC.
A decision to broadcast the pilot has not yet been taken.
andrew in costume
andrew in costume
119. May 2017
Masked Video Performance
The heritage listed Elizabeth Bay House was used for filming a scene for a music video. Andrew performed as a 17th Century aristocratic courtier.
virtual reality
118. May 2017
Corporate Virtual Reality
Virtual reality techniques were used to transform a Sydney studio into a railway station. Andrew Vial acted in a drama taking place on the platform.
to the ice-rink
to the icerink
117. May 2017
Speed Skater
Being a former NSW veteran speed skate champion, Andrew was used to promote healthy lifestyles in a TVC.
Shot at Canterbury Ice Rink, it shows Andrew skating alongside a current Australian Olympian.
andrew on set
andrew on set
116. May 2017
'Ocean Blue'
Johan Freden - Director, and Lorenzo Monti - Producer, completed post-production on the movie 'Ocean Blue', featuring Andrew Vial as an old musician and Shalane Connors as his carer.
sydney delegate
115. May 2017
China's Silk Road
On behalf of Australian media organisations, Andrew Vial signed a Documnent of Interest in the Silk Road Project, a major focus for the Chinese government, requiring colossal expenditure.
andrew as 'dave'
andrew as 'dave'
114. April 2017
'Pinhead' Series Aired
The episodic web series produced by Grouch Productions, Sydney, featured Andrew Vial as 'Dave' who appeared for the first time in episode number two.
cast and crew
cast and crew
113. April 2017
Mistaken Encounter
Andrew Vial featured in a film about a mistaken identity which was set entirely around a convertable Porsche Boxster.
The film also feautured Angela Toomey.
benavides with kids
benavides with kids
112. March 2017
Acting - Auditions
Andrew Vial was engaged at the Academy of Film, Theatre and TV, to act in the films, 'Candlelight' and 'After the Rain ...' directed by Daniela Benavides and Wei Ting Liu respectively.
just deserts
just deserts
111. March 2017
Lonely Fighter
Andrew Vial was both Actor and Assistant Director on the independently made, short comedy 'Lonely Fighter', about a punch-drunk public nuisance.
melanie and emilia at auditions
melanie and emilia at auditions
110. March 2017
Zombie Horror
Andrew Vial was engaged to advise on the production and casting of a Sci Fi action film about a Zombie Apocalypse.
Q & A
109. February 2017
NIDA Renewal
Due to the film industry traditional holiday period, Andrew Vial returned to NIDA for a screen acting refresher course.
He also exhibited his films at workshops and screening houses.

Andrew in studio
Andrew in studio
108. February 2017
Sydney Radio Playhouse
Triple H Station Sydney presented two radio dramas featuring actor Andrew Vial. In the first of the Foodaroo series, Vial played an amorous Polish nursing home patient.
indian film awards judging
Judging Session
107. January 2017
Judging Indian Film Awards
At Manipial University, Jaipur, India Andrew Vial presented JIFF 2017 Awards to international film-makers.
At MOU signing
At MOU signing
106. December 2016
Silk Road Co-Production
Andrew Vial in Hangzhou, China for the Federation of Flim Producers of Asia implemented a Memorandum Of Understanding with Asian countries, for a TV Series about the Silk Road.
Course Tutor Monica Davidson
Course Tutor Monica Davidson
105. December 2016
Business Arts Graduation
Andrew Vial graduated in five business arts subjects, at NSW Ultimo College. The subjects covered new platforms and emerging art technologies.
Scene from Avalanche
Scene from Avalanche
104. December 2016
Avalanche Screening
The forty five year old 'cult classic' child-birth film 'Avalanche' directed and produced by Vial, screened to a full house in Sydney.
Andrew with HRH Princess Soma
Andrew with HRH Princess Soma
103. December 2016
Cambodian Visit
Quick visit by Andrew Vial to Phnom Penh - member city of the Federation of Producers of Asia, followed by a meeting with HRH Princesss Soma, of Cambodia.
Australian Cinema Pioneers Michael Paton and Bill Young
Australian Cinema Pioneers Michael Caton and Bill Young
102. November 2016
Australian Cinema Pioneers
Being an Australian Cinema Pioneer himself, Andrew was invited to photograph past and present Cinema legends, at the annual Christmas event in Sydney.
On the set of West Inn
On the set of 'West Inn'
101. November 2016
'West INN' Feature
Film School major project 'WEST INN', produced by Lorenzo Monti and directed by Daniel Havas, was shot in Sydney with actor Andrew Vial playing the riole of an itinerant motel character.
Andrew on set
Andrew on set of The Batchelorette
100. October 2016
Reality TV
Andrew Vial featured in a popular television series 'The Batchelorette' representing Clancy, a suitor for Georgia Love.
Andrew Vial as 'Clyde'
99. October 2016
A film directed, produced, and edited by Charlotte Tai, on the subject of sexual diversity featured actor, Andrew Vial in the role of 'Clyde' - a gay painter.
Official Meeting
98. September 2016
Australian Films Promoted
Ambassadors from regional countries were invited to Xi'An, China, for the Silk Road International Film Festival 2016.
Andrew Vial represented Australia.
Hospital ward
Hospital Ward
97. September 2016
Hospital Stunt Acting
Andrew Vial played a brain damaged hospital patient who repeatedly falls out of bed. The corporate film was produced to promote Hospital safety standards.

Series Title
96. September 2016
Andrew Vial plays 'Dave' in the ten episode web-series 'Pinhead', created by Kathryn Thomas..

Backyard Set
95. August 2016
'Sunrise Banshees'
The Producer/Director David O'Brien chose Andrew Vial to be the star of the one man film 'Sunshine Banshees', about a man with problems in personal communications.

Georgia Love
94. August 2016
The Australian version of the US hit reality show 'Bachelorette', stars Georgia Love. Andrew Vial was involved in the TV pre-publicity.

Dank Pub scene
93. August 2016
'Their Victims' Co-Star
Andrew co-starred with Craig Walker in the dramatic film 'Their Victims', shot mostly in Sydney's historic Sweeneys Hotel.

Jonathan Kelt
92. July 2016
Video of Film Production
During filming of 'Hidden Treasure' by Jonathan Kelt, Andrew Vial shot a 'behind the scenes' look at its production.

Andrew as Sharebroker
91. June 2016
TCN 9 Television Shoot
In a program on Australia's ageing workforce, Andrew appeared in a cameo, as a Sharebroker.

Andrew dancing with a mop
90. May 2016
Starring Role
Andrew Vial played the star role of a man locked in a menial world, in the new AFTRS film 'LEVEL SEVEN', directed by Jordan Mansfield.

Contestant Poets
89. May 2016
Poetry Performance
Andrew won the 2016 Monologue Challenge at Sydney Live Poets, with an impromptu performance from 'The Pitchfork Disney' by Phillip Ridley.

Andrew playing 'Mick'
88. May 2016
New Comedy
A new film 'F***FIGHT' being produced and directed by Andrew Vial utilised "The Greens" for one scene, with the actors Peter Whitehead and Debra Wallace.

Kino Q&A
87. March 2016
Festival Exhibitions
The films, 'Banana Boat' and 'Island Cross' by Andrew Vial were exhibited at Kino Festival, Sydney. Andrew gave a Q&A with the capacity audience.

Andrew at Bako, Sarawak
86. March 2016
KL Trip for FPA
Andrew Vial - Australian Head Delegate for the Film Producers Association of Asia, attended a board meeting in Malaysia and visited a Sarawak jungle location in Borneo..

local cast member
85. February 2016
Film Premiere
'Life Class' Directed by Tom Cowan had its initial screening in Merimbula, NSW. Actor, Andrew Vial documented the event on video..

General Mayhem with 'peacekeeper'
84. December 2015
'Peace Summit' absurdist film
Andrew Vial produced, directed and acted the lead role (General Mayhem) in a film for exhibition at Kino Kabaret, Sydney..

acs shoot
83. November 2015
Australian Cinematographers Shoot
Andrew Vial featured in a film on workplace diversity for Australia Post.

Acting Agent's office
82. September 2015
Web Series Pilot
Working with Producer/Actor, Matt Lausch, Andrew Vial played the role of an inept Acting Agent in a pilot web series.

Art-house masterclass
81. September 2015
Art-house Masterclass
As a highlight of BIAFF 2015, Andrew Vial was commisioned to present the Acting Masterclass at the Batumi State Art University in Georgia.

80. August 2015
Democracy Discussion
Anderw Vial spoke at the Round Table Forum in Parliament House, on our horrific history and Governor Macquarie, who in 1814 ordered soldiers to shoot trespassing Aboriginies and hang their bodies from trees, to deter others.

share trade monologue
79. August 2015
Share Traders Monologue
Sweeneys historic barbershop - Sydney, with proprietor Effie, was used as the location for the Andrew Vial acting piece "Share Traders".

City of Amoy, China
78. August 2015
Amoy China Meeting
The future of the Asia Pacific Film Festival to be decided at a meeting of Head delegates with Andrew Vial representing Sydney - Australia in Amoy, China. It is the first time the event is held on mainland China.

'The Plan'
77. June 2015
Suicide or Euthanasia
Andrew Vial acted in 'The Plan' a short film by Adrian Tan, which questions the ethics of a person wishing to commit suicide by lethal injection.

still from 'ghosts'
76. April 2015
Absurdist Comedy 'Ghosts'
Andrew Vial plays a religious door-knocker in the comedy skit 'Ghosts' with Cathie Malone and Connie Wong. Directed by Adrian Tan.

completed ship
75. April 2015
Set Construction
A 1/10 scale model of the 'Endeavour' was made from cane, paper and other material as an excercise in movie set construction. Andrew Vial was one of the four creators and builders.

deciding who leaves
74. March 2015
'Rock Paper Scissors'
This short film was shot in a deserted Sydney factory and features Andrew Vial, Connie Wong and Tim Tari.

world champion
73. February 2015
Music Video Performance
Andrew Vial played the role of a degenerate aristocratic diner in the video clip by Australian band 'World Champion'.

charleston challenge 2015
72. February 2015
Giant Charleston Challenge
Andrew Vial documented on video the successull Guiness Book of Records attempt to break the previous Charleston simultanious dancers record.

Colombian Studio Holdup - Improv.
71. February 2015
Colombian Acting Improvised Holdup
Participants at Andrew's acting Masterclass improvised a TV Studio holdup 'Colombian Style' using available objects only for props.

Re-enactment documentary
70. February 2015
'TV Distribution of Programs'
Andrew Vial Film Productions PL authorised the broadcasting of 'Avalanche' and 'Bridging Sydney Harbour' throughout Columbia and Venezuela in an initial distribution and exhibition deal for South America.

Staff from Canal TV Network
69. January 2015
'Columbian TV Technicians at Masterclass'
Staff from Canal de Television Network in Columbia, South America attended a Masterclass in Film Direction/Acting given by Andrew Vial at the University of Cartagena.

with Director Alan Hicks
68. November 2014
'War on Baby'
Andrew Vial performed the skit 'War on Baby' at the old Fitzroy Pub, Sydney. Originally written as part of the show for a 'Night of Nonsense' with Jan Carroll.

Actors Performing
67. October 2014
Georgian Acting/Directing Masterclass
Film personnel from Georgia came to the Batumi State Art University for the Masterclass in filmmaking by Andrew Vial. Improvised scenes were also created and acted out by enthusiastic participants.

Andrew Vial on Joy's World
66. September 2014
Joy's World Featured Andrew Vial
Joy Hruby, presenter of Joy's World TV Show, interviewed Andrew Vial on Channel 44. The segment was shown three times in the week (Monday 7:30pm, Wednesday 1:30pm and Friday 8:30am).

BIAFF Trophies
65. September 2014
Batumi Film Jury Invitation
Batumi International Art-House Film Festival - Georgia, requested Andrew Vial as a Jury member for B.I.A.F.F 2014.
64. August 2014
Audition Film 'Army Guys'
Andrew Vial produced a short video and acted the role of a battle-scarred soldier who refuses to re-inlist.

Andrew and Jan sing 'Banana Boat'
63. July 2014
'Banana Boat' Film produced in-house
The Harry Belafonte version of the 'Banana Loaders Song', sung by Andrew Vial and Jan Carroll. This video highlights the depravation of slaves and workers on Jamaican banana plantations.
62. June 2014
Mass Killer Audition Film
Andrew Vial created a short film for International Producers and Film Acting Agents. Playing the role of a Mass Murderer, he confesses his crimes to his Lawyer.

Cameo Role in Life Class
61. March 2014
Cameo Role in Life Class
Andrew Vial acted in Director, Tom Cowan's film 'Life Class' set in 1920, in rural New South Wales.

jiff masterclass 2014
60. February 2014
Writing and Acting Masterclasses
JIFF 2014 industry participants and film students featured in masterclasses given by Andrew Vial.

publicity shot for 'Unboken'
59. January 2014
Publicity Pictures
Publicity for the new Angelina Jolie directed film 'Unbroken' in which Andrew Vial acted, have appeared in Australian media outlets. Expected release in 2015.

Sir Run Run Shaw
58. January 2014
Vale - Sir Run Run Shaw Asian Movie Mogul
The most prolific and famous movie maker of Asia in the 20th Century, Sir Run Run Shaw passed away leaving an enormous film philanthropic legacy. Both Sir Run Run and his son, Vee Meng Shaw were mentors to Andrew Vial.

Award presentation
57. December 2013
Andrew Vial Given Life Commitment Award
At a movie industry luncheon in Macau, Andrew Vial was presented with a life time commitment award.

Princess Soma Norodom - Cambodia
56. December 2013
'Movie Chutzpah' Theme for 56th APFF
The Australian film 'Ruin' won best feature film - Editing, for its Cambodian love story set in a brutal and exploitative world of crime and violence.

HRH Prince Dadianov
55. October 2013
Prince Dadianov Meeting
His Royal Higness Prince V. A. Dadianov, Prince of the Russian Empire, diplomat and Georgian Consul General Australia, expressed his interest and support for Batumi International Art-House Film Festival 2013 at an informal meeting with Andrew Vial.

relaxing on forecourt
54. September 2013
International Guest Invitation - Ajaria, Georgia
Batumi International Art - House Film Festival, Georgia, extended a special invitation to Andrew Vial for workshopping film projects.

tango at tap gallery
53. July 2013
'The Face of The Tango Dancer''
Andrew Vial developed a pictorial theme of Argentinian dance performers, by shooting over three hunderd photos together with short videos, at Sydney Milongas.

Some cast and crew
52. March 2013
"BULLY BOYS" Film Produced, Directed and Premiered
The film "BULLY BOYS" made in India with Andrew vial Director, mentoring cast and crew, was shown at the Awards night, Nashik International Film Festival 2013.

51. March 2013
Invited by Indian city of Nashik
Andrew vial was requested to give a Directing masterclass at KTM University, Nashik and make a film to celebrate the 'One Hundred Years of Indian Cinema'.

New Guinea Photo
50. February 2013
Oceanic Art Society uses L.G. Vial photo.
Some historic old photos taken by the late L.G. Vial (father of Andrew Vial) have been found by the Oceanic Art Society and used as promotions and magazine covers.

Award presenters
49. February 2013
Andrew Vial Masterclass at Jaipur, India.
In addition to being on the international film jury at JIFF 2013, Andrew gave a directing masterclass and was a featured presenter at the awards.

Painted images from Indian film history
48. January/February 2013
100 years of Indian Film
Andrew Vial has been invited as a special guest to attend at ceremonies celebrating 100 years of Indian film making.

Andrew with volunteer Tonia and Delegate Bill Mousoulis
47. December 2012
New Starting Line in Macau.
2012 Asia Pacific Film Festival was hosted by Macau SAR. Andrew Vial, led a delegation of Australian Directors.

Goldfish Romance!
46. November 2012
'ISLAND CROSS' For Festival Circuit.
Andrew Vial, Dir/Prod/Actor released the movie 'ISLAND CROSS' which was shot on an island in the Persian Gulf.

Toasting the event
45. July 2012
Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival.
Scripitng, acting, directing masterclasses were given by Andrew Vial in Kathmandu with indigenous filmmakers, from around the world participating.

Beijing Film making
44. May 2012
Advanced Preparations Made.
For the first ever hosting of the Asia Pacific Film Festival in China and organisation of the Australian Film Delegation to attend.
Newspaper clipping
43. February 2012
Directing Masterclasses.
As a part of JIFF 2012 Andrew Vial conducted masterclasses in Directing and Acting for Indian Film Students.
Traditional lifestyle
42. January 2012
Camel Trek - Audiovisual Shoot.
Andrew Vial produced a video with the Hacra desert folk, in the Thar Desert of India.
Mosque, KishJailmahal Palace, Jaipur
41. January 2012
Invitation to India's Pink City.
The Australian Film "Edge Of The Ice" Prod/Dir Andrew Vial, has been officially invited to screen at the 4th Jaipur International Film Festival, in Rajasthan, India.
Mosque, KishInternational delegates, relaxing, Kish
40. July 2011
Plan for Mid East Film Development.
Andrew Vial proposed a road map program to bring Middle Eastern/African film, to international markets at the Kish, Persian Gulf Conference.
Mosque, Kish
Mosque, Kish
39. May 2011
Invitation To Deliver Keynote Address.
Andrew Vial delivers 'Harmonising Film Strategies' at the first Kish International Film Festival, on the island of Kish, Iran, in the Persian Gulf.
Rosey, proprietor Rosey's Talent Consultancy
Rosey, proprietor Rosey's Talent Consultancy
38. April 2011
Andrew Vial Film Productions Selected
Roseys Model Agency commisioned Andrew Vial to shoot casting scenes for a National Advertising Agency.
Sydney Delegate AV, enters festival venue
Sydney Delegate AV, enters festival venue
37. February 2011
Venue Decision
Andrew Vial and other board members deliberated on the venue for the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival. Guangzhou, China likely.
Preity Uupala, Beauty Queen and Australian Delegate
Preity Uupala, Beauty Queen and Australian Delegate
36. December 2010
Australian Films,
In The Spotlight.
Andrew Vial, the David Elfick film 'Two Fists One Heart', Alison Heather's 'An Unfinished Romance', Beauty Queen Preity Uupala and Superstar Jacki Chan, all featured at the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival in Taiwan.
Fire dancer with Lex Marinos
Fire dancer with Lex Marinos
35. October 2010
Sydney's Second Imagine Festival
A poetry performance by Andrew Vial was included in the John Lennon inspired Imagine Festival, directed by Lex Marinos. With short plays, caberet, and burlesque.
Old projector
Opera House
34. September 2010
NSW Government Advertised
Andrew Vial promoted NSW Creative Industries at Spikes Asia 2010 Advertising Festival, in Singapore.
Old projector
L.G. Vial Story
33. August 2010
'Golden Voice' War Hero acknowledged
Documents and stories of the late L.G. Vial, father of Andrew Vial, were officially archived by Melbourne's Curator of Collections - Wesley College..

For a full size PDF copy of the L.G. Vial Story
Old projector
32. May 2010
Cinema Pioneers Remembered
As guest of the society of Australian Cinema Pioneers Andrew Vial attended the annual presentation award for 'Cinema Pioneer Of The Year'.
Andrew at MIF dinner
Andrew at MIF dinner
31. April 2010
Melbourne Filmmaker Profiles
Andrew Vial was one of four filmmakers profiled for the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers website by film/art historian Bill Mousoulis.
* Link to Andrew Vial's Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Page
Historic Poster
Historic Poster
30. April 2010
Films Preserved
The Australian National Film and Sound Archive has curated films produced, acted in and directed by Andrew Vial.
Olympic Scene
Olympic Scene
29. February 2010
Visitor Winter Olympics - Whistler
Andrew Vial's history of 'Ice and Snow' sports filming genre saw him attend the 2010 Vancouver Olypmpics.
Crowd scene
Crowd scene
28. December 2009
Kaohsiung Hosts 53rd
The city of Kaohsiung hosted the Asia Pacific Film Festival at its brand new mountain-side resort. Representatives from fifteen countries featured at the glittering awards presentation.
Gillespie's 'Running With Rebels'
Gillespie's 'Running With Rebels'
27. March 2009
Parliament House Performance
Andrew Vial played Brigadier General Singirok in a United Nations/International Womens Day sponsored play, of the 1989 triumph by Bouganville women, over mining company CRA. Scripted by Waratah Rosemarie Gillespie.
FPA head delegates 2008
FPA head delegates 2008
25. November 2008
Federation of Asian Film Producers
The annual FPA Board meeting, held in Jakarta, with Andrew Vial representing Sydney, approved Taiwan to host 2009 Asia Pacific Film Festival.
l-r: Jeff Bollow (NZ), Tikoy Aguiluz (Phillipines), U-Wei Hj. Saari (Malaysia), Andrew Vial (Aus) & Sozo Teruoka (JP)
l-r: Jeff Bollow (NZ), Tikoy Aguiluz (Phillipines), U-Wei Hj. Saari (Malaysia), Andrew Vial (Aus)& Sozo Teruoka (JP)
24. November 2007
International Jury Member - Malaysia
Andrew Vial represented Australia on the jury for the (KLIFF) - Kuala Lumpur, International Film Festival 2007.
TIFFCOM 2007 guests
TIFFCOM 2007 guests
23. October 2007
International Guest in Japan
The TIFFCOM 2007 Film Markets and Awards Ceremony were attended by international guest Andrew Vial.
Indian media at FICCI frames
Indian media at FICCI Frames
22. March 2007
Bollywood Trade Mission
Delegation of film professionals and educators, including Andrew Vial, promoted Australian film to Indian film production companies.
Andrew Vial with Hsi Wei Chou
Andrew Vial with Governor Chou
21. November 2006
Governor Supports Films
Hsi Wei Chou Taipei County Governor together with Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang pledge support for international film showcases.
Cate Blancett in a scene from 'Little Fish'
Cate Blanchett in a scene from 'Little Fish'
20. November 2006
Cate Blanchett Promoted
Andrew Vialexhibits 'Little Fish' starring Cate Blanchett for the opening of the 51st APFF in Taiwan.
Andrew Vial, seen here with Taiwanese Premier, Su Tseng-chang
Andrew Vial, seen here with Taiwanese Premier, Su Tseng-chang
19. March 2006
China/Taiwan Cooperation
Andrew Vial at the Beijing Film Academy organises Chinese films into competition with Taiwanese films in Taiwan.
18. February 2006
"A Whore's Tale"
Documentary film directed and produced by Andrew Vial in final stages of post production.

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17. November 2005
Banff - Canada
Visit and participation of Andrew Vial in Canada's most famous mountain film festival.
16. November 2005
Audience With President
Slovac Rep. and Arts Minister for Andrew Vial for Slovac postage stamp promotion.
15. October 2005
Museum Opening
for 50th Anniversary Film Festival - Kuala Lumpur. Andrew Vial, board member, Australia, in discussions to select cities to hold 2008 and 2009 Asia Pacific Film Festivals.

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Big Mike, Cordon Bleu Chef 'Chocolate'
Big Mike, Cordon Bleu Chef 'Chocolate'
14. July 2005
TV Series Directed
Several episodes of 'Chocolate', a series featuring prominent African-American Australians being shot by Andrew Vial.
Journalists at Golden Horse Movie Awards
13. December 2004
Asia Pacific Board Meeting
in Tai-Chung City, Taiwan, attended by Andrew Vial, followed by a guest appearance at the Golden Horse Movie Awards.
Andrew Vial in scene from 'Jack and Neil'
Andrew Vial in scene from 'Jack and Neil'
12. November 2004
The Lead Role
of Hospital patient 'Jack' in a film 'Jack and Neil' was played by Andrew Vial.

It followed an earlier part as a journalist in a 'Smart' car TVC made by the same Producer, Director team of Anna van Kiempema and Erik Lundquist.

Fellow Judge Bruce Bucklin Miestodrzitelský Palác
11. October 2004
Professional Films Judged

Andrew Vial, Australia, Professor M. Filip , Czech Rep. and Bruce Bucklin, USA were the International judges at the Bratislava Film Festival.

The three also gave a talk to local film students at a chateau (now used as a private residence) overlooking the Danube River.

Image from cover of mountian film festival magazine, Poprad, Slovakia
10. October 2004
Mountain Films - Centre Stage

Andrew Vial, Michael Dillon and Ian Darling were the Australian invitees at the twelfth Medzinárodný festival horských filmov in Poprad, Slovakia.

Ian Darling Producer/Director of the adventure film "Alone Across Australia" was awarded the Grand Prix.

Andrew Vial addresses symposium
Andrew Vial addresses symposium
9. September 2004
Co-Production in Asia-Pacific

A symposium for the Japanese public with panellists;

  • Mr. Sunao Sakagami, Tokyo
  • Mr. Andrew Vial, Sydney
  • Ms. Julia Kao, Taipei
  • Dato Panchacharom, Kuala Lumpur
  • Ms. Minoo Farshchi, Teheran
  • Mr. Manop Udomdej, Bangkok
  • Mr. Do Duy Anh, Hanoi

was chaired by Professor Tadao Sato. The symposium held on September the 22nd in Fukuoka proposed viable solutions to the problems of international movie co-productions.

ASDA - Essential workshop for directors conference logo
8. September 2004
Capturing Performance

Andrew Vial was one of twelve Actors who demonstrated acting techniques at the annual Screen Directors Conference held in Sydney this year from September the 3rd to the 5th. Renowned theatre Director Marion Potts produced the segment titled "Capturing 3D relationships in 2D"

Roxy Cinema, Leeton, NSW,  Australia
g Outback theatre, the Leeton Roxy
7. July 2004
'Flicks In The Sticks'

Andrew Vial attended the Australian Outback Film Exhibition Conference 'Flicks in the Sticks' hosted by the NSW Film and Television Office at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Andrew Vial outside TENASYA conference venue
6. June 2004
Cinematic Changes

Andrew Vial from Australia was invited to give the inaugural address at the Asian Film Market 'TENASYA 2004'. His topic, 'Cinematic Changes for a New Generation'.

5. May 2004
The world's only high-definition film festival, launched its 2004 World Tour in Sydney, on May 22 and 23. HDFEST's Sydney event showcased films created using high-definition technology. All screenings were presented in HD format.
Scene from 'Secrets of the Jury Room'
Scene from 'Secrets of the Jury Room'
4. May 2004
World Premiere of 'Secrets of the Jury Room'
On June the 17th, the historic NSW State Theatre presents the Sydney Film Festival's, World Premiere of 'Secrets of the Jury Room', a court room drama in which Andrew Vial plays the major role of Frank Towler.

'Modern Pilates' book cover.
3. April 2004
Pilates Teaching Video
Andrew Vial has just completed direction and shooting of a widescreen format teaching video for Penny Latey author of the book, 'Modern Pilates'. Two, one hour instructional videos have subsequently been produced for Pilates students from this footage.

Andrew Vial (centre) as Frank Towler.
2. April 2004
New SBS TV Programme Australia
Andrew Vial plays the pivotal role of Frank Towler in the court room drama made for SBS Australia in April 2004.

Towler has Motor Neuron Syndrome and decides to take his own life but after his death questions are asked whether he was capable of doing this, or whether his suicide was assisted.

Andrew Vial with other EKOTOP Jury members.
1. March 2004
New Festival For Czech Republic

'Tur Ostrava' organised by the same people who run 'EKOTOPFILM' in Slovakia will have it's inaugural Film Festival in May 2004 from the 18th to the 21st.

Andrew Vial was recently on the international jury of 'EKOTOPFILM' and is now looking for film and television programmes to represent Australia at this new event.

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