Bio: Jack Gindi is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked as an actor, writer, director and producer. A student of José Quintero’s, Jack was featured in the film “The Hard Way,” the CBS pilot “Sporting Chance” and has also pitched products in commercials and voice over spots. Playwriting credits include: “Next of Kin” – Aurora Stage New York production; “The Watch” – L.A. Ensemble Studio Theatre; “Oscar Buzz” – Manhattan Theatre Source’s Spontaneous Combustion series. Directing credits include: “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” – Manhattan’s Trilogy Theatre; “The Lost Language of Twins” – SoHo Rep; Sue Costello’s “The Life and Times of a Band Fag” – PS 122 – Toyota Comedy Festival; “Lou Gehrig Did Not Die Of Cancer” – Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City; “On Becoming” – Cape May Stage, (New Jersey) Stonington Opera House, (Maine) and Cherry Lane Theatre (New York City); Stage shows, video commercials and celebrity spots for improv and sketch comedy groups in New York and Los Angeles. “What’s Your Sign?” marks his feature film writing, directing and producing debut. It won the Audience Award at the San Antonio Film Festival as well as the Director’s Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival. The film stars Judy Kuhn, Susie Essman, Artie Lange, Doris Belack, Catherine Wolf, George Morfogen, Sabrina Lloyd and Daniel Dae Kim. Along with Art Metrano and Esther Shapiro, Jack received the 2000 Cinema Award at the Sephardic Film Festival at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles. Jack is a principal of Siren Films LLC. He is the president of Hearts of Gold, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of New York City’s homeless mothers and their young children. He is the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cherry Lane Theatre.
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