Tina Mascara

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Tina Mascara
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Occupation Film director, producer
Spouse(s) Guido Santi

Tina Mascara is an American director, producer and writer. She is best known for her documentary films, especially the two biographical documentaries (released in 2009 and 2014) which were made with her husband Guido Santi.



Mascara was born in West Virginia. She is a graduate of the film program at Los Angeles City College. She was married to the director Guido Santi. With Guido Santi she co-founded "Asphalt Stars Productions". [1]

Kirk Honeycutt in The Hollywood Reporter reviewing the film Chris & Don commented that Mascara and Santi are "superb filmmakers, fully alive in their terrific film … to all the undercurrents of art, social class, sexual orientation, challenging relationships and, most especially, the touching love story at the heart of their film." [2]


Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, the two directors of Monk with a Camera at the New York premiere Guido Santi & Tina Mascara.JPG
Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, the two directors of Monk with a Camera at the New York premiere

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Asphalt Stars and Jacklight were shown at, and won awards at, the Madrid Film Festival, the Palm Springs Festival of Festivals and the Calcutta International Film Festival. [4]

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  1. Website Zeitgeist Films, Directory, Chris & Don: A Love Story, Filmmaker, "Zeitgeist Films | Chris & Don. A Love Story". Archived from the original on 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2014-11-23. Accessed 2014.11.23
  2. Alt Film Guide website, Directors, Chris & Don, Chris & Don: A Love Story, Q&A with Tina Mascara and Guido Santi, by Andre Soares, Feb 6, 2013, Accessed 2014.11.23
  3. Website Festivalscope.com, Director, Tina Mascara USA, Biography, Accessed 2014.11.23
  4. Website Zeitgeist Films, Directory, Chris & Don: A Love Story, Filmmaker, "Zeitgeist Films | Chris & Don. A Love Story". Archived from the original on 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2014-11-23. Accessed 2014.11.23