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Angry Shih Tzu Productions is a group of Comedians, Writers, Directors, and Producers that understand the business but are not afraid to take chances. AST will help Fellow artists find their voice and portray it in their projects. Whether you are writing, live on stage, film, television, or streaming, let AST punch up, give it structure, and consult to find the best way to tell your story. Let us help you create the project you envision and the highest level possible.
Sister company to Realize Studios and under The CPI umbrella, Angry Shih Tzu Productions specializes in comedy and having artists work at the highest levels creatively.
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After graduation from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mark has worked non-stop as an actor, voice-over artist, writer, comedian, and in the last few years, producer and director. "I would enjoy being able to put my 18 years plus experience in the professional world back to the new generation of artists. Giving back what I have learned would help me grow as a professional actor and director as well as a better human being", says Mark. "I ran and performed in comedy clubs and festivals around the country, worked on several pilots (some independent, some for network), wrote for television, been in film festivals as well as toured the globe several times as a comedian. I found a new passion for directing, consulting, producing, and would love to share my passion and skills with contemporary artists," stated Mark. Mark Riccadonna is a professional comedian who is somewhat of a specialist in reading audiences and making them feel comfortable. He has toured globally playing theatres, clubs, and with the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment (which landed him his Travel Column "Dad Trippin" in Today's Man Magazine). Over ten years of touring, Mark found time to thrive as an on-air host for talk radio, performed in an Off-Broadway hit "Happy in the Poor House," worked on several films. Mark worked as a voice-over actor and directed the play "The Boom" for the NYC Dream Up Festival as well as Directed a pilot he co-wrote called "Radio Gods," which premiered at "The New York Comedy Festival." Mark is considered fun, lovable, and easy to work with on projects because of his attitude. Mark is a gifted storyteller, with a charisma that makes you feel like you've known him forever.
Michel Grey is an award-winning writer, producer, director from Delaware, where she started her career as a dancer/actress in Philadelphia and New York City before moving to Los Angeles to study film. She has worked extensively in both the film and music industries writing/producing/directing several shorts, songs and music videos. Her feature film debut Days of Power won Best Feature Film at the 2018 Women’s International Film Festival and Best Thriller at the 2018 Hot Springs International Festival. The film was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and has received critical acclaim from both the media and the animal rights community. Her documentary, Beyond the Bombs, won the Artistic Spirit Award at the 2017 New Hope Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 International Hoboken Film Festival. Grey is a member of The Recording Academy (Grammys) and Film Independent (Independent Spirit Awards). Grey’s work has been featured in magazines, and on television and radio such as Variety, Los Angeles Times, KUCI Film School, Moviemaker Magazine, CBS, NBC, The Hollywood Reporter and Sirius/XM. Apart from writing, directing and producing films, Grey is an activist and serial entrepreneur who co-founded Realize Records, The Unicity Performing Arts Festival, Realize Studios and Creative Partners International to help facilitate creation and exhibition of independent artists that showcases diversity and to create quality, thought-provoking, cause-driven entertainment properties.
Doug Tubach has worked in the entertainment field since 1985 after graduating from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of public communications with a degree in Television and Film Production. Doug started as a production assistant for Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre and moved onward and upward to produce a number of television programs for HBO, Fox Television, and ABC. From producing, Doug turned his talents to Digital Visual Effects and has spent the last 25 years working and collaborating as a Supervisor and Digital Artist on visual effects for Feature Film, including several Academy Award-winning films. Doug’s experience in multiple disciplines of the film and television field gives him a unique perspective on filmmaking. It is a passion that is as strong today as it was over 35 years ago when Doug first entered the field.
Marc Kaye is the author of several articles and blogs featured in Working Mother, Stage Time Magazine, Chutzpah Magazine, Bucks County Alive, and Marc Kaye Today. A Content Strategy and Engagement Leader by day and comedian and songwriter by night, he has developed several screenplays, short plays, webisode series and featured skits. His two forthcoming books “Out of Office” and “Loss – A Love Story” are due for release in 2021 and 2022, respectively.He received his B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Binghamton University and his M.B.A from Temple University but is still getting his degree in fatherhood – raising two teenagers who have very strict grading requirements. A long-time resident of the Philadelphia region, he loves music, Swedish fish and babbling brooks.
Vinnie Nardiello is a writer whose work has been featured nationally for over a decade. In addition to his own offerings on the stand-up comedy circuit, Vinnie has contributed material to other comedians’ corporate and media appearances and has had his work performed at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. His play, The Boom, enjoyed a successful run at Theater for the New City and he served on the writing team for Paulie, a television pilot starring Paul Sorvino and Janeane Garofalo. Vinnie has recently created Duppet, a short film found on Amazon Prime, and a produced pilot, Radio Gods, starring Paul Provenza and Rick Overton. His work is heard on programming as diverse as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ESPN, the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show, Sirius XM radio and he has appeared on air as a panelist on the Fox Business Channel.
Tom’s career spans over two decades. His stand-up has brought him around the world on cruise ships, a Dry Bar Comedy Special, regular appearances on all of the best stages in the USA and rotations on Sirius XM. He has also been a formidable presence in other fields within the world of comedy.
His solo show, “So…I Got Fired From THAT Job!” was awarded a grant from The Orange County, NY Arts Commission for production and placed as a finalist for Best Show that year.
He has been a contributing writer for Late Night Talk Shows and numerous Radio Comedy Services. He has extensive experience customizing comedy into Corporate Events with mock imposter speeches, training videos and game shows.
His book, “So…I Got Fired From THAT Job” and a collaboration with Mark Riccadonna on “The World’s First 2- Way Joke Book” were both with Perfect Publishing.
His stand-up comedy solo album, “Cocktails & Jail Food” plus a collaboration with Mark Riccadonna on the comedy album “If Tom Brady…” were both released on the Realize Records label.