Bruce Ornstein began his career appearing in the classic 1977 Saturday Night Fever. Since then, he has appeared in a number of films, television films, episodic television and plays. He also helmed the feature film, Jack and His Friends, starring Sam Rockwell and Judy Reyes (both in their first starring roles) Most recently, he co-wrote and directed the feature film, "Vamperifica", for Blood River Productions which will be released in 2012.[dated info] "Vamperifica" has won numerous awards, including Best Picture, and Best Vampire Comedy at the 2012 Indie Horror Festival, as well as Best Horror Comedy and Audience Award at the Bram Stoker International Horror Festival in Whitby, UK. "Vamperifica" will also be presented opening night at the 2012 Rome Independent Film Festival in Italy. Bruce is widely known in NYC as a theatre director, and teacher. He began the Bruce Ornstein Acting Workshop in 1997. Since that time, he has taught over 800 actors, many of whom have gone on to achieve industry stardom. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Columbia University MFA Program for Film.
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