welfare. EPISODE 1: DEBT RECOVERY
Welfare is a 6-part comedy web series that explores the bureaucracy and hypocrisy in Australia's welfare system, and how its rules and regulations lay waste to compassion and common sense. Created by Laura Jane Emes and Steve Bastoni Original Concept by Laura Jane Emes Written by Samuel Bartlett Directed by Frank Lotito Produced by Laura Jane Emes and Steve Bastoni Executive Producers: Steve Roche and Scott Corfield (Tojohage Productions) and Welfare TV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/welfare.series Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/welfare.series Starring: Steve Bastoni Laura Jane Emes Jackson Tozer Vuyo Loko Peter Helliar Daniela Farinacci Sybil Quadros Chris Asimos Rhys Mitchell Pia Miranda Damian Walshe-Howling Glenn Maynard
ANZ Australia TVC - Australian Open - Adam La Rosa
Released in time for the 2018 Australian Open Grand Slam, this commercial from one of the major sponsors, ANZ Australia bank is about mobile payments and all forms of payment that ANZ terminals can receive and process. Who ever knew a Fitbit could be used as payment?! Oh Yeah!
Bathroom Scene - 2017 Butterfly In A Bell Jar feature film
Flashback to a scene in the 2017 Butterfly In A Bell Jar - Feature Film where my screen wife Katharine Innes and myself are discussing our daughter River. It's a nice little bathroom scene no different to probably millions of households where many similar discussions take place. Directed by Matthew Berto Cinematography by Ritchie Shane Oliver Plunkett
Video Audition Based on HBO True Detective - Adam La Rosa
A recent audition for a feature film required me to send a video audition 2 different scenes from HBO TV series True Detective. The scenes are from scenes starring Matthew McConaughey. First scene played in 2 different ways, 2 different moods and undertone, the second scene my own way!
Back In Very Small Business (Self Tape Audition ABC TV) - Adam La Rosa
Recently I was asked to audition for a small role of a parking inspector in a new ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) TV show called 'Back In Very Small Business' as a parking inspector. It was a 2-handed piece, meaning there were two people in this particular scene, myself as the parking inspector and another person. I didn't have enough time to organise someone else to read the other part for the self-tape, so I did it all by myself. I approach a car, look at its location, check the number plate, check the sign and verify that it's parked illegally, telling someone this as well when they call out. Next thing, I feel someone (most likely the owner of the vehicle) putting what turns out to be a $20 note in my pocket and I then conveniently realise that my scanner is broken anyway, so I can't issue the infringement!
News Media Story on The Legend Of Ben Hall
WIN News Central West is the news division of the Central West region of Australia. They recently ran a story on their news service about the upcoming Australian feature film epic The Legend of Ben Hall. Writer, Producer, Director Matthew Holmes is interviewed about its upcoming release. The meticulous attention to my hat fitting (Adam La Rosa) gets a showing too, that alone typifies the painstaking attention to detail put into this film. Just another positive step for this amazing film leading upto its premiere and release.
Courageous Conversations - by Adam La Rosa & Steven Sammut
Recently I landed an Acting job with ANZ, filming a very dialogue heavy scene for an internal-only ANZ bank corporate training video, playing the role of Bashir. What's exciting about it is that it is filmed completed in VR (Virtual Reality), which will be a first for me and as I understand a first for ANZ who are trialling this new type of technology for their training. Because the VR camera has cameras literally all around it, I will have to perform my dialogue not to a person, but to the VR camera itself, totally bizarre but exciting. The other great thing about it is the a fellow Actor friend, Steven Sammut landed the job as well, playing my manager, Mick. So knowing that there wasn't really going to be an opportunity to cut, we would have to perform all the dialogue in the scene in one take. Now a rough rule of thumb in film is that every one page of script is equivalent to one minute on screen, so naturally the six pages we had would be roughly six minutes on screen - a lot to remember. But we rose to the challenge. Steven came to my place the day before and we rehearsed for the better part of 5 hours. I set up my GoPro camera in three different vantage points and then cut together this final take of our scene as a memory of that day. Hope you enjoy it!
Adam La Rosa - Selftest 2014 (Australian Muslim Special Forces)
This is a short self-test of actor Adam La Rosa. In it, he is an officer of Muslim background in the Royal Australian Air Force, on a webcam meeting with his nameless, faceless superior officer. **Please note, sound is from the microphone of the webcam, so when my voice is raised it distorts a little, which actually happens when on real webcam chats. Also on occasion the video loses focus and auto-adjusts itself, as does any normal webcam. The emotion, angst, passion and frustration however, are all very real! :)*** Adam can be reached through his agent: Gilchrist Management +61 (2) 6621-8062 email@example.com www.imdb.me/adamlarosa www.starnow.com/adamlarosa
Tiramisu (2011) - Short film - Dir: Carl Stella
TIRAMISU translated from the Italian language means "pick me up". This film tells the story of Daniel, a young Italian Australian man struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Written, produced and directed by Carl Stella Photographed by Shyam Ediriweera Edited by Carl Stella Music by Adrian Sergovich Developed with the support of Beyond Blue: The National Depression Initiative (Aus) CAST: Daniel - James Liotta Robert - Adam La Rosa Matty - Lee Mason Dave - Daniel Farmer Mother - Antoinette Barca Father - Rocco Barca Page Boy - Dario Zanini Sassani Lucy - Emily Mosca Pep - Robert Fragnito Claudio - John Tummino Signora - Franca Stella Man With Walking Stick - Michele Caligiuri Aunty - France Stella Bianca - Alexandra Reynolds
Not All There - Gabriel & Cecilia (Music Video)
Not All There is the official music video from the 2015 album Vessels from Australian singer-songwriters Gabriela & Cecilia who found their fame on Season 3 of The Voice Australia (2014). Directed by Jimmy Daniels CAST: Molly Brunette Aaron Geary Adam La Rosa Leschelle Hewlett Karl Graziano Alicia Benn-Lawler Ke-Ani Benn-Lawler Rose Benn-Lawler Joe Robassa Lysette Lecerf Nathan Luke Blake Van Leeuwen
GRACELAND Short Film
Written and Directed by Matthew Berto. Starring David Swinoga, Adam La Rosa & Zak Tavrou. How far can you be pushed before you push back? One day a young boy meets a homeless Clown and discovers that the world isn't all that it seems and that not all men are created equal. Coming from the other side of the tracks, his world and its morals are shaken as he is thrown in the middle of a silent war. When there is nothing left to lose, it's time to push back. Produced by Young & Unlucky Productions. www.facebook.com/gracelandmovie matthewberto.com adamlarosa.com
Date Night Short Film - Guerrilla Films
Date Night is the short film produced by Guerrilla Films as the official entry to the 'I Love Live Music' Film Festival, which is part of the St. Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Music By: That Gold Street Band Written by: Hugues de Robillard Produced by: Guerrilla Films Directed by: Hugues de Robillard Filmed in various locations in and around Melbourne. CAST Boyfriend: Adam La Rosa Girlfriend: Sarah Macleod CREW: Claymation Artist: Ruadh O'Brien-Simpson Make Up Artist: Megan Everett Enrico Bracchietta Gary Andrews Danny Dharumasena Georgia Wyrill Eden Boothey © Guerrilla Films 2016