Charlie de Salis spent eleven years in Aotearoa, during which time he directed two Inside New Zealand documentaries, an episode of True Life Stories, and three much-travelled short films. Time directing commercials fed into his script for 1996 TV movie Highwater; Michael Hurst starred as an advertising man reassessing his life. De Salis' man-at-sea tale A Moment Passing played at the Venice and Cannes Film Festivals. Since returning to his homeland of Australia, he has worked in a variety of writing and script development roles, written a film about cinematographer Don McAlpine, and lectured in scriptwriting.
Nice work Jeremy. You've done a good job of developing my concept. The boss speaks, in a line from Charlie de Salis' script for 1997 TV movie Highwater