I have worked on stage and in front of the camera acting, in print and film for over twenty-five years. I am originally from Chicago where I grew my love for theatre (especially Shakespeare), and I live in Northern California where I became a SAG-AFTRA actor.

Now, I'm on the other side of the camera writing, producing and directing. I love collaboration and I love telling stories. 

  • Watch my two original short films on Amazon Prime in which I wrote and directed. Click < 1440 and Counting> and Click < Neighbor>.

  • Click here to watch a <short interview> I did on the power of short films, and < click THIS >to watch behind the scenes of my film Neighbor.

I love all aspects of the creative process from beginning to end. Writing and directing energizes me whether it be live performance or film. I love building relationships on sets and beyond because I love working on a team. That's why I started my own production company: SonCity Media. I want to entertain and it's my passion to move people and affect change in the world by making meaning of life through stories. 

I believe stories can change the world. I believe stories can change people.

And for me, life is about learning to tell AND LIVE a good story.

My wife, our three kids and our dog live the crazy/good life in Northern California. Say hi and shoot me a message on any of your favorite social media platforms. I hang out on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter! Find my buttons on the bottom of this page. I'm @tonygapastione. 


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Story Punch Podcast September 2017