Mario Azzopardi

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Mario Azzopardi
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Biographical informations
Native name Mario Philip Azzopardi
Birth name Mario Philip Azzopardi
Birth (1950-11-19) November 19, 1950 (age 66)
Siggiewi, Malta
Gender
     
Male
Nationality Canadian
Informations about family
Spouse Therese Vella
Children Kyra Azzopardi,
Lara Azzopardi,
Yari Azzopardi
Professional informations
Occupation Director,
Writer
Years active 1971—present
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate SG-1,
Stargate Atlantis
Occupation in Stargate Director

Mario Philip Azzopardi (born in Siggiewi, Malta 19 November, 1950; resident of Toronto, Canada), is a television and film director and writer.

Early life[edit]

Azzopardi was educated at St Aloysius' College (Birkirkara, Malta), and the Royal University of Malta.

Career[edit]

He has worked on such shows as The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1 (including its two-hour pilot), and Stargate Atlantis. In 2008 he directed all eight episodes of the highly acclaimed and award winning HBO Canada/TMN miniseries ZOS: Zone of Separation, which he co created and produced. Mario Philip Azzopardi should not be confused with Maltese poet, short story writer and columnist Mario Azzopardi (born 1944), who is also involved in theatre and directs the Malta Drama Centre.[1]

In 1971, while still a student at the Royal University of Malta,[2] he directed Gaġġa, presumed to be the first full-length feature filmed entirely in Maltese. Transferred to digital format and enhanced, the film was re-released in Malta in March 2007.[3]

Azzopardi left his native Malta for Canada in 1978, following a dispute with local censors and theatre authorities who, in 1977, had cancelled his play, Sulari Fuq Strada Stretta, on the grounds that it was too offensive; the play was eventually presented at the Manoel Theatre in January 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Azzopardi is married to Therese and has three children, Lara Azzopardi, Kyra Azzopardi and Yari Azzopardi.

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]

Director[edit]

Azzopardi has directed the Stargate SG-1 pilot, "Children of the Gods". He has directed 4 more episodes in Stargate SG-1 Season 1. He has also directed 4 episodes in Stargate Atlantis Season 1.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Film, Television and Video games
Year Title Function Notes
2012 Aladdin and the Death Lamp Director TV movie
2012 Witchslayer Gretl Director TV movie
2011 Warriors: Legends of Troy Director Video game
2009—2010 Warriors: Legends of Troy Director TV series, 6 episodes
2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut Director Video, recut of "Children of the Gods"
2009 Throwing Stones Director TV movie
2009 Aaron Stone Director TV series, 1 episode
2009 ZOS: Zone of Separation Director, Producer, Co-creator TV mini-series, 8 episodes
2007 Lies and Crimes Director TV movie
2007 Still Small Voices Director Film
2006 The Wives He Forgot Director TV movie
2006 Angela's Eyes Director TV series, 1 episode
2004—2005 Stargate Atlantis Director TV series, 4 episodes
2003 Jeremiah Director TV series, 2 episodes
2002—2003 Dinotopia Director TV series, 5 episodes
2002 Savage Messiah Director film
2002 The Stork Derby Director TV movie
2001 Loves Music, Loves to Dance Director TV movie
1995—2001 The Outer Limits Director TV series, 21 episodes
2001 Stiletto Dance Director TV movie
2000 On Hostile Ground Director TV movie
1999 The Time Shifters Director TV movie
1999 Total Recall 2070 Director TV series, 5 episodes
1999 Free Fall Director film
1999 Total Recall 2070 Director TV movie
1998 Bone Daddy Director film
1997—1998 Stargate SG-1 Director TV series, 5 episodes
1996—1997 F/X: The Series Director TV series, 3 episodes
1997 Dead Man's Gun Director TV series, 1 episode
1996 Two Director TV series, 1 episode
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Director TV series, 1 episode
1994—1995 Highlander Director TV series, 5 episodes
1993-1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Director TV series, 9 episodes
1995 Sliders Director TV series, 2 episodes
1994-1995 M.A.N.T.I.S. Director TV series, 2 episodes
1995 Die einzige Zeugin Director, Writer TV movie
1994 Robocop Director TV series, 2 episodes
1994 Viper Director TV series, 2 episodes
1994 Cobra Director TV series, 2 episodes
1993 Matrix Director TV series, 1 episode
1992 Human Target Director TV series
1989-1992 In the Heat of the Night Director TV series, 3 episodes
1991-1992 Beyond Reality Director TV series, 3 episodes
1991-1992 Sweating Bullets Director TV series, 9 episodes
1990-1991 Counterstrike Director TV series, 5 episodes
1990-1991 The Flash Director TV series, 4 episodes
1991 Top Cops Director TV series, 1 episode
1990 Booker Director TV series, 1 episode
1990 True Blue Director TV series, 1 episode
1989 Wiseguy Director TV series, 1 episode
1985-1989 Night Heat Director TV series, 23 episodes
1989 Divided Loyalties Director Film
1989 E.N.G. Director TV series
1988 Knightwatch Director TV series, 1 episode
1987 Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Director TV series, 2 episodes
1987 Nowhere to Hide Director Film
1984-1985 The Edison Twins Director TV series, 7 episodes
1984 Deadline Director Film
1979 The Littlest Hobo Director TV series
1971 Gaġġa Director First full maltese language film

Writer[edit]

Film, Television and Video games
Year Title Function Notes
2011 Warriors: Legends of Troy Writer Video game
2009 Throwing Stones Creator TV movie
2009 ZOS: Zone of Separation Developped for television by TV series
1984 Deadline Screenplay, Story Film
1979 The Littlest Hobo Writer TV series
1971 Gaġġa Writer First full maltese language film

Producer[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Function Notes
2009 Throwing Stones Executive producer TV movie
2009 ZOS: Zone of Separation Executive producer TV series, 8 episodes
2002 The Stork Derby Executive producer Film
1971 Gaġġa Executive producer First full maltese language film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Azzopardi had 5 nominations but has won none.

Year Award Category Work Result
1986 Gemini Award Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Series Night Heat Nominated
1995 Gemini Award Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Robocop Nominated
2003 Directors Guild of Canada - DGC Craft award Outstanding Achievement in Direction - Feature Film Savage Messiah Nominated
2009 Directors Guild of Canada - DGC Team Award Television Movie/Mini-Series ZOS: Zone of Separation Nominated
2009 Directors Guild of Canada - DGC Craft Award Direction - Television Movie/Mini-Series ZOS: Zone of Separation Nominated

References[edit]

  1. For the other Mario Azzopardi, see [1].
  2. "Portrait of the artist". http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=47723. 
  3. "‘Gagga’ to be screened again". http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=46920. 
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Facts about "Mario Azzopardi"
Birth countryMalta +
Birth dateNovember 19, 1950 +
Director ofEpisode:Children of the Gods +, Episode:Brief Candle +, Episode:Bloodlines +, Episode:Singularity +, Episode:Cor-Ai +, Episode:Thirty Eight Minutes +, Episode:Suspicion +, Episode:Hot Zone + and Episode:Letters From Pegasus +
GenderMale +
Has directed inAladdin and the Death Lamp (TV movie) +, Witchslayer Gretl (TV movie) +, Warriors: Legends of Troy (Video game) +, Warriors: Legends of Troy (TV series) +, Throwing Stones (TV movie) +, Aaron Stone (TV series) +, ZOS: Zone of Separation (TV mini-series) +, Lies and Crimes (TV movie) +, Still Small Voices (film) +, The Wives He Forgot (TV movie) +, Angela's Eyes (TV series) +, Jeremiah (TV series) +, Dinotopia (TV series) +, Savage Messiah (film) +, The Stork Derby (TV movie) +, Loves Music, Loves to Dance (TV movie) +, The Outer Limits (1995, TV series) +, Stiletto Dance (TV movie) +, On Hostile Ground (TV movie) +, The Time Shifters (TV movie) +, Total Recall 2070 (TV series) +, Free Fall (film) +, Total Recall 2070 (TV movie) +, Bone Daddy (film) +, F/X: The Series (TV series) +, Dead Man's Gun (TV series) +, Two (TV series) +, Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV series) +, Highlander (TV series) +, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV series) +, Sliders (TV series) +, M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV series) +, Die einzige Zeugin (TV movie) +, Robocop (TV series) +, Viper (TV series) +, Cobra (TV series) +, Matrix (TV series) +, Human Target (TV series) +, In the Heat of the Night (TV series) +, Beyond Reality (TV series) +, Sweating Bullets (TV series) +, Counterstrike (TV series) +, The Flash (TV series) +, Top Cops (TV series) +, Booker (TV series) +, True Blue (TV series) +, Wiseguy (TV series) +, Night Heat (TV series) +, Divided Loyalties (film) +, E.N.G. (TV series) +, Knightwatch (TV series) +, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV series) +, Nowhere to Hide (film) +, The Edison Twins (TV series) +, Deadline (film) +, The Littlest Hobo (TV series) + and Gaġġa (film) +
Has written inWarriors: Legends of Troy (video game) +, Throwing Stones (TV movie) +, ZOS: Zone of Separation (TV mini-series) +, Deadline (film) +, The Littlest Hobo (TV series) + and Gaġġa (film) +
Infobox imageMario Azzopardi.jpg +
Month-Day birthNovember 19 +
NameMario Azzopardi +
NationalityCanadian +
OccupationDirector + and Writer +
Producer ofThrowing Stones (TV movie) +, ZOS: Zone of Separation (TV mini-series) +, The Stork Derby (TV movie) + and Gaġġa (film) +
ProvMario Azzopardi +
SeriesStargate SG-1 + and Stargate Atlantis +
Stargate occupationDirector +
Year active start1971 +