Antonio Zarro

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Antonio Zarro
Born Antonio Zarro
(1961-08-17) August 17, 1961 (age 55)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Screenwriter, film director, actor
Years active 1985–present

Antonio Zarro (born August 17, 1961) is an Italian-American screenwriter, director and actor. Zarro received a Student Academy Award in 1987 for Bird in a Cage, a 60-minute 1986 student film made while attending the Christian Broadcasting Network University (now Regent University)[1] which received a positive review in the All Movie Guide.[2] This film was the first from CBNU to win an Academy Award.[3]


His work has screened at the NY Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Virginia Festival of American Film, the Columbus Film Festival, Worldfest-Houston and Worldfest-Flagstaff. A few of Zarro's awards include: a student Academy Award, a Cine Golden Eagle, a Telly, an Addy, a Mercury Award, a Questar, an Aurora Award, an Axion and an Apex.[4] He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, acting in movies, television and the theatre. In 1998, Zarro established the Zarro Acting Academy, training film actors on the East Coast. His classes have given numerous students a start in major motion pictures, prime time television and national cable shows.

In addition, he taught as an adjunct instructor at Regent University (1989–1991) in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Old Dominion University (2001–2006) in Norfolk, Virginia. During his undergrad years, Zarro was President of the Communications chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho and his video dramas won regional and national awards. In 1986, he wrote and directed a student film Bird in a Cage, which won a Student Academy Award.[1] He has a BA from the University of Tulsa in Television and Theatre and an MA from Regent in Film. He made an uncredited appearance as a soldier in the Ted Turner film Gods and Generals.

He is currently assistant professor of cinema-television at Palm Beach Atlantic University.


Year Film Credited as Role
director Producer Screenwriter Actor
1985 Love Struck Director of Photography
1986 Bird in a Cage Yes Yes
1989 Carmencita Yes Yes Yes
2003 Gods and Generals Yes Soldier
2009 Clive Yes Thief
2010 Animus Yes Vince


Year Film Credited as Role
director Producer Screenwriter Actor
1998 Avoiding Sexual Harassment Yes Yes


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  2. ^ "Movie Reviews". Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Palm Beach Atlantic University". Retrieved April 28, 2017. 

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