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Tony is an award-winning multi-media artist who has worked as a potter, performance artist, essayist, and independent producer of television documentaries for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He is the founder and president of Machi & Machi Communications, Inc. in Rochester, New York. In addition to his documentaries in the areas of the arts and public affairs, he also produces field pieces for numerous news and cable networks, commercials, industrial productions, and educational videos for non-profit organizations.
With Wildwood Creative Enterprises he published the children’s storybook I Wish I Could Fly Like a Bird! based on Chic L. Dee a character that Tony created. Chic is an 11-year-old Black-capped Chickadee who, because of his learning disabilities, doesn’t fly. He is also the author of In Case of Laughter, Break Glass: The Recession Essays.
Tony’s last documentary, Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel won a New York Emmy and his third CINE Golden Eagle Award. Narrated by Jane Alexander, Sentinel chronicles many of Paley’s iconic, large scale, site-specific metal sculptures. Tony is currently developing a documentary biography on sculptor, designer, and educator Wendell Castle, the father of the art furniture movement in America.
Tony has four children, and in his spare time enjoys touring with them on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
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