Steve Albrezzi’s first 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, on The PBS series
Reading Rockets - Reading and the Brain with
Henry Winkler.  His 2007 documentary Reel Lives
was the featured video installment at Benjamin
Barber’s Interdependence Day in Mexico City. 

Steve’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.

Last year, Steve completed another original
screenplay, PARIS, which recently received a
reading at Whitewater Films with a cast that
included Joe Montegna, JoBeth Williams, James
Morrison and Troian Bellisario.  Mr. Albrezzi’s
work has been recognized with several national
and international awards.  He is a member of the
Directors Guild of America and the directing
faculty at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Steve Albrezzi
Writer, Producer, Director
steve@commencementthemovie.com