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Overview (1)

Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Ardavany, the Writer and Director, is an Educator, Filmmaker, Director and Writer. He is the founder and curriculum Developer of the Ardavany Approach which has been the central focus that guided his 25 years of experience in filmmaking, teaching, and program development. He has completed 4500 hours of master studies in acting, writing and directing with several world acclaimed performance arts institutes. Which included, Margie Haber, Corey Allen, and Chekhov Institute. In addition, he studied Economics and Liberal Arts at University of Cincinnati and University of Maryland.

Tom has produced and directed numerous films and plays. Ardavany was awarded "Best Director" for the Pulitzer prize winning play "Short Eyes", written by Miguel Pinero and has received multiple awards and nominations for his film 'Blood Initiate'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Approach Studios Management

Spouse (1)

Paula Marshall (14 October 1989 - 1998) ( divorced)

Trivia (4)

Ardavany teaches 'The Ardavany Approach,' a unique method to enhance perception and creative expression. His approach is equally effective for directors as well as actors.
Ardavany has directed numerous films and plays. Ardavany was awarded "Best Director" for the Pulitzer prize winning play "Short Eyes", written by Miguel Pinero. He currently has two features in post production, "Eden's Mountain" (shot in Wyoming) and "Pot Luck People," starring Josh Holloway.
Ardavany has led five of his acting clients on to win two Golden Globe and three Emmy awards. His clients have included Josh Holloway (ABC's Lost), Rudy Reyes (HBO's "Generation Kill"), and Matt Gerald (Avatar).
Hosts a series of events called "Actors on Acting" which features an exclusive conversation with past clients on various topics from working in the film business to techniques for on-camera action.

Personal Quotes (5)

Freedom can be attained when one realizes that one's creative mind is one's real mind and can only flourish in freedom.
The art of living and the art of acting requires "getting out of one's way." 'Action' means "get out of the way" because when we are out of our way we are ready to fly!
Nature intended us to be in harmony inside as well as out. Harmony is achieved through the strength of our perception. Our nature wears a smile. Acting is the act of connecting with that harmony in life, resulting in a return to the possibility of a smile, even a cheek to cheek one.
Most actors are surviving. Very few are free within their craft. The idea is to teach you to use the moments between 'action' and 'cut' to not just survive but to create.
There is creative on the inside and creative on the outside. In both cases the rational mind cannot be at the forefront.

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