Monday, 21 December 2015

I had a wonderful time filming a short movie called 'Open Plan' directed by the talented Daniel Murtha of DDAANN Studio about a polyamorous 'Throuple' looking to all move in together in a flat.
Also, the online commercials that I worked on with Shaun Williamson have all been released online with more than half a million hits on the Currys. PC World official Facebook website!
I did a semi-staged rehearsed reading of a new comedy "Hell's Grannies" written by Jackie Skarvellis which we staged at Pentameters Theatre and doing for a further few days there in the new year.
It's a funny tale of two senior citizens on the run when they decide to rob a bank!
I also read a poem 'A New Country' about being an immigrant in the UK at the monthly event 'Paper Tiger Poetry' at The Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall hosted by actor and author Alain English.
It's been Onother busy and productive year and will now be putting my feet up and enjoy the break.
I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year and thank you so much for reading my blog! xx

Saturday, 14 November 2015

I filmed five different commercials for an online campaign for Currys PC World with actor Shaun Williamson known for playing Barry in Eastenders as well as many other notable actors.
The first one will be online as soon as next week so look out for them.
They were directed by Will Riddell and produced by 1000 Heads.
I'm also preparing for a very funny and well-written character for a short film which we're filming next month about a flat viewing with a twist!
As well as a film based on a true story during WW2
Will keep you posted with all upcoming projects.
Keep smiling

Friday, 2 October 2015

A big thank you to all who came to see my directorial debut 'Filumena' at The Drayton Arms Theatre.
It was a huge learning curve for me personally but I enjoyed every minute (almost!)
The cast were phenomenal and the production team were all top-notch.
We had full houses and some very positive responses from audiences who told me that it had touched them and made them laugh.
The critics were also very favourable giving us very good reviews which was a real bonus.
And of course it was an honour to bring De Filippo's beautiful and heart-warming words to life.
In other news,I filmed a reconstruction for a Channel 5 documentary which I cannot talk about at the moment but will keep you posted once it's shown on T.V.
I also shot a photographic campaign for Network Rail which was shot by Gary Salter.
The UK Podcasters awards were a lot of fun...we went up toManchester for the ceremony which took place at the lovely Midland Hotel.
It didn't win but what an honour to be nominated and be amongst such creative and original Podcasters,so keep listening as we have some fantastic guests on!
Til next time
Keep smiling ;-)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

We are nearly half way through rehearsals for the play that I'm directing 'Filumena' by Eduardo De Filippo at The Drayton Arms Theatre from 6-18th September 8.00 pm (no performance on 13th)
It's a wonderful play depicting life in my birthplace,Naples in the 1940's and is full of humour and poignancy.
Tickets can be booked on:
So hope to see you there!
Also my podcast "The Tino Orsini Show" has been nominated for a UK Podcasters Award in the 'Best Arts Podcast' category which is very exciting!
You can vote for us on:
Til next time!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

hello folks!
I'm really having lots of fun doing my podcast "The Tino Orsini Show" which comes out every friday on and iTunes.
my first guest was theatre royalty Bob Kingdom who takes his one man shows portraying Dylan Thomas and Truman Capote among others all over the world and I'm very excited to welcome the lovely actress Linda Alexander to episode 2 which airs tomorrow,Friday 11th June.
we have some wonderful guests lined up for the next few weeks so make sure to tune in!
I'm continuing classes at Anthony Meindl Actors Workshop and really learning about what is holding me back in my acting.
Casting for "Filumena" the play I will be directing is being organized and I'm very excited to start rehearsing and putting it on its feet!
til next time and remember creativity starts from within!

Monday, 18 May 2015

As well as recording the first episode of my podcast this week I am busy with making my dream of directing into a reality.
I have chosen to direct a play by the great Neapolitan playwright Eduardo De Filippo called 'Filumena' translated into English.
It will be on for a one-week run in September at The Drayton Arms Theatre to start off and then possibly take it further afield.
I am crowdfunding on Indiegogo to raise funds for the budget so I hope you will donate as much or as little as you can.
Also,look out for my HSBC commercial which airs in the UK on the 6th of June.
Thanks for reading and more soon!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

I'm happy to announce my next theatre production is David Eldridge's 'Under the Blue Sky' at Drayton Arms Theatre on the 8th and 9th March directed by Denholm Spurr in which I will be playing Robert along with David Paisley,Natalie Sheriff,Alex Piggins,Rachel Dobell and Louise Tyler.
Its a terrific 3 act play about a group of teachers and the difficulty of embracing love.
It premiered at The Royal Court in 2000 under the helm of Rufus Norris.
I also filmed a short film 'Fare Thee Well"playing 'Napoleon' which will be screened at the BFI as part of a composer competition at The Waterloo Festival with the winning orchestra playing live at the special screening on 15th June.
It is directed by Sye Allen and Adam Greves of APOSTLE production company and I had a lot of fun with all the cast and crew!