Tamara Ruppart

Tamara Ruppart

Actor, Director, Producer, Script Supervisor and Theatre Director

Los Angeles, California

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About Tamara

Tamara Ruppart is an award winning director and producer. She has worked as a director, producer and actor in both theater and film. On stage, she has directed KOMACHI, A THOUSAND CRANES, THE FANTASITCKS, STRIKE-SLIP, two productions of Velina Hasu Houston's KOKORO (TRUE HEART), and the world premiere of EXTINCTION. On film, she has directed RISING SUN, RISING SOUL (doc) and award-winning, Japanese-language PATH OF DREAMS (short). She is currently developing three feature films with PATH OF DREAMS writer Velina Hasu Houston.

Ms. Ruppart has a particular affinity for Japan and Japanese culture, after studying Japanese in college and living in Niigata, Japan, teaching English for 15 months after college. In 2001, Ms. Ruppart went on an overland trip from Beijing, through Inner Mongolia, across the Tibetan Plateau, up to Mt. Everest Base Camp, and down into Kathmandu, Nepal. She has also traveled in Southeast Asia and Europe.

Ms. Ruppart has studied Digital Filmmaking at NYFA in Los Angeles, as well as Script Supervision and Continuity under Shari Carpenter in New York City. After receiving a scholarship, Ms. Ruppart attended The New School for Drama. Having studied directing with Elinor Renfield, Casey Biggs, Austin Pendleton and Olympia Dukakis, Ms. Ruppart graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Davidson College. She is a member of Women in Film (WIF) and the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD).

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  • BEST FEMALE FILMMAKER (honorable mention) - Lonely Seal Film Festival
    (2018)

  • JURY AWARD (nomination) - Amersterdam International Filmmaker Festival
    (2018)

  • BEST DIRECTOR (nomination) - Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
    (2018)

  • GOLD REMI AWARD (Winner) - WorldFest Houston
    (2018)

  • BEST SHORT FILM (Winner) - Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
    (2018)

  • BEST SHORT FILM (winner) - Winter Film Awards
    (2018)

  • AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (winner) - Winter Film Awards
    (2018)

  • DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD (winner) - Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
    (2018)

  • BEST DIRECTOR (nomination) - California Women's Film Festival
    (2018)

  • BEST FILM (2nd place/nomination) - California Women's Film Festival
    (2018)

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