Levon J Polinelli

Levon has always been making weird things. His first foray was high school 90-minute action/adventure film The Wheelchair Warriors, followed by children’s TV pilot Dreamscape, produced at nineteen.

Levon directed a trailer for fake Bollywood kung fu movie Hindu Jedi Jesus, which was a finalist in Margaret and David’s At the Movies 25th Anniversary trailer competition, followed by pilot Stripperdriver, based upon an incredibly random job. He produced nine shows for 2017 FringeWorld, directing five and garnering two Best Comedy nominations. In 2018 he ran an independent venue (hosting forty shows), producing five shows, with one nominated for a Golden Gibbo at MICF. He wrote, directed, and produced Werewolf Priest! The Lamentable Ballad of Father Hank Grimby in 2014 to rapturous acclaim – Ben Elton declared it “quite possibly the most fun and entertaining thing I’ve ever seen!” A feature adaptation is in development.

In 2018 Levon directed and produced The Edge as part of the Blue Room Theatre’s Season One; the show had originally been staged in Malaysia and this was its first international production. His feature film Everybody Gets Stabbed is hitting streaming in 2020. The film is a dark comedy exploring toxic masculinity, following two idiots who begin murdering their friends because they think the world owes them something, when it doesn’t. He is deep in development on his next feature film, Memoria (tentatively shooting late 2020), and has written upcoming feature films Tribe, Trainsurfing, and Hookshot, and wrote the story for the animated feature Kibo. Levon is the man behind Perth comedy sensation Mac the Comedy Computer, and bafflingly, he was a finalist in Mr Boylesque WA 2015. Aside from all this nonsense Levon enjoys scotch, likes to cook, and has shadowboxed with Muhammad Ali.

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