Successful writer for film, stage and TV
Steve Gallucio is a writer who originally attended Vanier in 1980 studying Modern Languages. He went on to become a tremendously accomplished author of screenplays as well as works for the theatre and for television.
His most recent film, Funkytown, was released in 2011 starring well-known Québec actor Patrick Huard. Previous films included his 2007 work Surviving My Mother with Colin Mochrie and perhaps the film for which he is most famous, 2003’s Mambo Italiano which starred Paul Sorvino, Luke Kirby, Ginette Reno and Mary Walsh.
One of Steve’s first plays, My Mom Was on the Radio, was produced in 1990 for the Quebec Drama Festival. He continued to be a favourite of the Montreal Fringe Movement for six years, and it was during this time that Montreal critic Gaëtan Charlebois first used the term “Gonzo Theatre” to describe Steve’s style of writing – funny, quick-paced, and full of references to popular art and local happenings (often with a gay sensibility).
Later works performed after his Montreal Fringe days included Sexual Success in Montreal (1993) and Peter ‘n’ Paul Get Mary’d (1995). He began to write for television, notably for the Radio-Canada hit Un gars, une fille before sending his play Mambo Italiano to Michel Tremblay who decided to translate it (for the Compagnie Jean-Duceppe, 2000/2001 season).
Mambo Italiano continued to be a huge hit when its original English version opened at the Centaur Theatre in 2001, and it went on to be one of Centaur’s biggest successes. In 2003, the film version of Mambo Italiano was released and it proved to be equally popular with movie-goers.
Another play Steve wrote for the theatre which was produced in 2009 at the Centaur was In Piazza San Domenico. He also penned a TV series which aired on CBC-TV in 2004-2005 called Ciao Bella.
Trailers from his three biggest films
More on Steve Gallucio
- Bio from the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia website
- Bio from Talonbooks website
- Bio (in French) from Théatre Jean-Duceppe website
- Recent Profile from the Charlebois Post
- Steve Gallucio’s IMDB page
- Steve Gallucio’s Wikipedia page
- 2005 update on Steve Gallucio from the Mirror
- Review of Funkytown from the Vancouver Sun
- Video Clip from Funkytown with Colin Mochrie
- Globe & Mail article about how Funkytown’s bilingualism has upset some in the French media
- Video Interview with Steve Gallucio about writing Funkytown
- Montreal Mirror review of Surviving My Mother
- Description of his TV series from 2004-2005 “Ciao Bella”