Armand Mastroianni

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1 August 1948 Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Armand Mastroianni has been directing feature films, mini series, movies of the week, TV pilots and episodic series since 1979 beginning with his first feature film "He Knows You're Alone" which was released by MGM in 1980 and featured the screen debut of Tom Hanks. That film led to a string of features including "The Killing Hour" developed with William Fredkin, "The Supernaturals," "Distortions," "Cameron's Closet" and "Double Revenge." In between shooting feature films Armand began to produce and direct episodic television shows like Dark Shadows, Against The Law, Friday the 13th, War of the Worlds, Man and Machine, Perfect Crimes, Wes Craven's Nightmare Cafe, Freshman Dorm, Reasonable Doubt, Touched by an Angel and Dead Zone. Working almost non-stop he directed several highly received mini-series including Danielle Steel's The Ring and Robin Cook's Invasion. His two hour movies include: The Linda McCartney Story, Dare to Love, Robin Cook's Virus, Final Run, A Mother's Revenge, One of Her Own, Deep Trouble, When No One Would Listen, Nowhere to Land, Fatal Error, First Target, First Shot and for the TBS Superstation First Daughter, which was the highest rated movie for cable to date. In 2004 he directed "Gone but Not Forgotten", a four hour mini-series starring, Brooke Shields, Scott Glenn and Lou Diamond Phillips based on the best selling suspense novel by Philip Margolin for Hallmark Entertainment. This was followed by "The Celestine Prophecy" based upon the book written by James Redfield. Theatrically released in spring of 2006, "The Celestine Prophecy" is a story of intrigue, suspense and revelation that became a publishing phenomenon and was on the hardcover New York Times Bestseller List for 165 weeks. After completing post-production on "Celestine Prophecy", Armand began a series of two hour suspense films for Hallmark Entertainment starring Lea Thompson, Joe Penny, Joe Bologna, Donna Mills, and the romantic comedy "Falling in Love With the Girl Next Door" with Patty Duke, Patrick Duffy, Shelly Long and Bruce Boxlietner. In January 2006 he directed "Though None Go With Me", a film based on the best selling novel by Jerry Jenkins writer of the Left Behind Series. A 4-hour mini series followed called "Pandemic" for RHI Entertainment about the effects of a virus that cripples LA and stars Tiffani Thiessen, Faye Dunaway, Eric Roberts and Vincent Spano. In 2007 he directed another 4 hour mini series for RHI Entertainment called "Final Approach" which dealt with terrorists taking over a jumbo jet leaving from Newark to Los Angeles and "Sharpshooter" a thriller about a CIA assassin who discovers on his final assignment that he is the target. He then directed "Black Widow" and "Grave Misconduct" suspense thrillers for the Lifetime Channel. For the Hallmark Channel in 2008 he directed a western called "The Pledge" with Luke Perry and C Thomas Howell and followed this with "Our First Christmas." In October 2008 Armand Mastroianni formed a production company Silver Screen Pictures with Kyle Clark, producer of many of his films, to develop and produce feature films, television movies and series. Their first film under Silver Screen Pictures was "Safe Harbor" with Treat Williams and Nancy Travis. This was followed in January 2009 by "Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith" starring Cybill Shepherd and in April with "Citizen Jane" based on a true story, starring Ally Shedy, Meat Loaf and Sean Patrick Flanery. Both films directed by Armand were for the Hallmark Channel. Silver Screen Pictures completed production on "The League" a comedy pilot for Fox TV's FX in April 2009 and followed it in October and December with "Secrets in the Walls" and "Amish Grace" both for Lifetime TV. Armand Mastroianni divides his time between New York and Los Angeles and is developing a series for television and several feature scripts.
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