For her role in the soon to be released Joseph Anderson film "The Grave Caller," ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6803180), Aziza channeled Shelley Winters, Annie Potts, and Holly Hunter resulting in a bravura performance as the fraud psychic in 1980's Alderson. WV.
Training in Acting for Theatre and Film: Morgan Freeman, Hudson Theatre Guild, NYC, Pat Edwards, Stonewall Jackson H.S. and National Forensics and Drama League, Charleston, WV, Jordan Beswick, C.S.A. in Seminar and Class, Greensboro, NC, and self taught in Stanislavski, Boleslavski, Moscow Art Theatre Technique, "The Method," "The Group Theatre," and Stella Adler Technique. ( Oscar winner Morgan Freeman was trained at the Pasadena Playhouse and Jordan Beswick was trained by Michael Moriarty, Mira Rostova, Sandy Dennis, Earl Hyman, William Hickey, Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland, and Martin Landau, among others, and as an acting coach, Jordan worked at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York for four years, as a casting director, assistant or associate, Jordan worked on films such as "Above Suspicion," "Little Odessa," "Cradle Will Rock," and "A Price Above Rubies").
Training in Dance and Movement with Johanna, NYC, Jacques D'Amboise, NYC, and Morgan Freeman, NYC, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. (Johanna was trained in dance by Luigi, Paco Cansino, Igor Storojeff, and other stars of the golden age of ballet, jazz, and flamenco, Morgan Freeman was trained in dance in San Francisco).
Dramatic Honors and Awards: First and Second Place Trophies in tournament competitions, National Forensics and Drama League, "Humorous Interpretation" and First Place Blue Ribbon "Poetry Interpretation."
Professional Performance Experience Includes: Dancer, "Oasis Ballet," NYC, United States, Dancer/On Air Personality, "Turkish Voice" Television Show (7 Yrs.) NY, NJ, PA, United States and Ankara, Turkey, and "Extra" at Disney Studios shoots, Orlando, FL. Actors worked with include Alan Alda and Carol Kane.
Aziza is currently honing her skills at directing short films. Fans are already comparing her to Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Ed Wood Jr., George Romero, and Andy Warhol.
Name: Aziza Al-Tawil
Lives in: Charleston, West Virginia
Occupation: Actor, Choreographer, Costume Designer, Dancer, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Photographer (Still), Playwright, Screenwriter and Singer
Unique traits: Can "channel" as needed convincing portrayals of women in different eras.
The Grave Caller
Film (Horror) Actress Successful teen novelist Sam Tabot is traveling with his wife Veronica to Alderson West Virginia in hopes of unearthing some valuable history he hopes to find at his families cabin. Quickly finding his uncle Samuel Talbot's diary, Sam begins to piece together a macabre history of violence and carnage that lead him to understand truths in his life. Sam begins adding it all together, and just as quickly begins being visited by the same demons who first visited his uncle Samuel. Before Sam can put it all together, he commits the same errors that his uncovering with the same dire consequences. Written by Joseph Anderson