Paris  is an original screenplay that I am currently seeking financing for. Most recently, we had a table read at Whitewater Pictures with Joe Montegna, Jobeth Williams, James Morrison, Troian Bellasario, Ryan Eggold, Peter Michael Goetz and Colin Fickes, to name a few of the wonderful actors that lent their time and talent.

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Most recently, Steve Albrezzi’s indy feature COMMENCEMENT has garnered several awards on the festival circuit including: Audience Award for Best Feature and Best Actress (Marin Hinkle) at Charleston International Film Festival, the Spirit Award at the 2013 Cinetopia International Film Festival, the Avalon Award at Catalina Film Festival. Other festivals include: Woods Hole Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, Newport Film Festival, Prescott Film Festival, etc.

Mr. Albrezzi’s first short film Fantasy in D Minor, with Alan Rosenberg and Lupe Ontiveros garnered the Best Director Award at Worldfest Houston and Best of the Fest at Santa Barbara Film Festival.  His co-adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ play The Eclipse won Best Screen Adaptation at Charleston International Film Festival and was subsequently optioned by Goldie Hawn’s Cosmic Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis as a Special Event Movie for CBS.  Mr. Albrezzi directed three seasons of ‘It’s A Miracle’ for NBC/PAX TV.   His directing work has also been featured as the spirit segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The PBS series Reading Rockets – Reading and the Brain with Henry Winkler and in the NBC/PAX pilot Desperate Measures narrated by Ed Asner.  His 2007 documentary Reel Lives was featured at Benjamin Barber’s Interdependence Day in Mexico City.  Mr. Albrezzi’s career began as a resident new play director for the internationally acclaimed Actor’s Theater of Louisville.  In his long tenure there, he mounted several world premieres including Groves of Academe by Mark Stein, starring Chris Cooper and In Darkest America by Joyce Carol Oates.  For the USIA, he directed the culminating event for The American Theater Exhibit in Budapest, Hungary.  His production of Talking With by Jane Martin represented ATL in The International Festival of Australia. Other favorite productions include The Survivalist by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, and the Mark Taper Forum and LACMA produced Cabaret Verboten with Roger Reese and Bebe Neuwirth.   As an Artistic Associate for LA Theater Works, Mr. Albrezzi recorded David Henry Hwang’s M Butterfly with John Lithgow, B. D.Wong, David Dukes and Margaret Cho; Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca with Julie Harris, Amy Irving and Harris Yulin; Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass with Jobeth Williams, Larry Pressman and David Dukes; and Dan Gordon’s Murder in the First with Ed Asner, David Birney and Arye Gross, and Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Ibsen’s The Doll’s House, with Linda Purl and Robert Foxworth. For the BBC, NPR and the NEA, Mr. Albrezzi co-adapted and directed William Bradford Huey’s Ruby McCollum. The cast of 56 included Paul Winfield, Shirley Knight, Loretta Devine, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, Kevin McCarthy, James Morrison, David Selby and John Randolph to name a few.   Mr. Albrezzi’s work has been recognized with several national and international awards. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America.