Tennyson Bardwell

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Tennyson Bardwell is an American film and TV commercial director and screenwriter.


Tennyson Bardwell received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting and writing from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his time there, won the Pittsburgh Playhouse Award and the Henry Boetchner Award.[1][2]

His first feature film, Dorian Blues, made in 2004 and released theatrically in Manhattan on September 23, 2005,[3] won 14 film festival awards, including general and first-feature Audience Awards at the Lake Placid Film Festival, Outfest, the Long Island International Film Forum and the Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.[1] His second film, The Skeptic, was completed in 2007, released to pay-per-view television on April 29, 2009, and released in New York City on May 1, 2009. It was filmed in and around Saratoga Springs, New York.[4] Bardwell is preparing his third feature, "Bully Pulpit", a thriller-drama, to be followed by "Dancehall" is TV-commercial works includes spots for Heinz Tomato Ketchup.[2]

As of April 2009, Bardwell lives in New York City with his film producer and manager wife, Mary-Beth Taylor, and their three sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Press notes, The Skeptic: "Crew Biographies: Tennyson Bardwell (Writer/Director)"
  2. ^ a b TennysonBardwell.com (official site)
  3. ^ Martel, Ted, "The Path to Coming of Age and Coming Out" (Dorian Blues review), The New York Times, September 23, 2005
  4. ^ Per end-credits, The Skeptic

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