Garry Pastore: Writer, Director, Actor and Producer
Pastore made his directorial and producing debut at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2009 with his film Waiting For… Budd, which garnered eight awards including best director, best producer and best film awards. The 30-minute documentary is about a staged reading of On the Waterfront which was originally written by Budd Schulberg and was attended by him the night before his death. The award was presented at the Shrine Auditorium in January 2010. The film also won awards at the Accolade Competition and the Staten Island Film Festival.
After screenings in the Netherlands and Belgium, his second film Destressed premiered the Garden State Film Festival at the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City on April 5, 2014, where it won the public’s choice “Pick of the Flicks” and jury prizes. It won “best documentary” at the Golden Door Film Festival in September 2014. After that it screened during different film festivals and events in the USA, Belgium and the Nederlands.