Director / Executive Producer
Pino Amenta is one of Australia’s most prolific and enduring film and television Directors and Series Producers. Winner of an AACTA Award for Best Television Drama for Wentworth, he then went on to become the series producer in 2016 from the 4th season onwards. Most recently directing Home and Away, and series producing Five Bedrooms, and upcoming TV Mini-Series Darby and Joan,Pino began his career as a television director in the mid to late-1970s, through shows such as Chopper Squad (1978) and The Sullivans (1976). Over nearly five decades, he has directed 800 Words; Winners and Losers; The Doctor Blake Mysteries; Worst Year of My Life, Again!; Packed to the Rafters; Conspiracy 365; City Homicide; All Saints; Mortified; Holly’s Heroes; Last Man Standing; Silversun; Noah & Saskia; Always Greener; Marshall Law; Beastmaster; Crash Palace; The Lost World; Flap Chat; Chuck Finn; Crash Zone; Farscape; Blue Heelers; Good Guys Bad Guys; Snowy River: The McGregor Saga; Us and Them; All Together Now (92 Episodes!); Acropolis Now; The Flying Doctors; Boulevard of Broken Dreams; Nancy Wake; Sons and Daughters; My Brother Tom; Anzacs; Carson’s Law; All the Rivers Run; Taurus Rising; Bellamy; Cop Shop; Young Ramsay; and many more.
Over the past five decades, he has directed and/or series produced some of Australia’s finest actors (some in award winning performances), including Leah Purcell, Chris Hemsworth, Susie Porter, Ryan Corr, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Jeffery, Orpheus Pledger, Danielle Cormack, Kate Jenkinson, Kate Atkinson, Katrina Milosevic, Celia Ireland, Socratis Otto, Sigrid Thornton, Robbie Magasiva, Georgie Parker, Erik Thomson, Denise Scott, Craig McLauchlan, Nadine Garner, Roger Corser, Anna McGhan, John Wood, Pamela Rabe; Tammy Macintosh, Nicole Da Silva, Bernard Curry, Rebecca Gibney, Michael Caton, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Jessica Marais, James Stewart, Jessica McNamee, Zoe Ventoura, Brooke Satchwell, Shane Bourne, Noni Hazelhurst, Daniel McPherson, Libby Tanner, Judith McGrath, John Howard, Marny Kennedy, Kate Box, Zoe Terakes, Maia Mitchell, Matt Passmore, Damien Bodie, Kat Stewart, Michala Banas, Scott Major, Nathanial Dean, Grant Bowler, Lisa McCune, Alison Whyte, William McInnes, Anne Phelan, Jane Hall, Francis Greenslade, Radha Mitchell, Kerry Armstrong, Jane Hall, Gary Sweet, Caroline Gilmer, Bryan Brown, John Waters, Stephen Peacocke, and so many more. Too many to list! His contribution to the Australian film and television industry has been incredible.