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Height: 5'6 Weight: 175 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
teresa crespo hartendorp
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teresa crespo hartendorp's (tch) story
plays out like a Hollywood cliche:
immigrating to the United States at age seven,
growing into a working actress by age seventeen,
starting on a multi-faceted career path spanning
nearly thirty-five years in the entertainment field.
Working steadily in theatre, film and television, tch
sought even more outlets for her artistic expression. Though appearing in an Academy Award winning film,
and an Emmy Award winning television series,
tch found her autonomy moving behind the scenes.
Writing, directing, acting, shooting, editing and even composing the score of her own projects,
puts tch in the realm of a true auteur.
In front of the camera, tch's resume includes, but is
not limited to, NAILS (Dennis Hopper, John Hawkes);
OUT OF THE DARK (Bud Cort, Divine); SESSION MAN (James Remar: Academy Award, Best Short 1992);
HOUSE DOWN THE STREET (James Le Gros); the multi-Award winning CHINA BEACH ; the Ace Award winning 6 MINUTES; and the internet episodic ALIENDOG.COM;
and LIFE IN THE LAFF LANE (John Hawkes).
Teresa has also starred in numerous commercials;
music videos including Lionel Ritchie’s HELLO,
Michael Jackson's THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL,
and from the Grammy Nominated Original Soundtrack GHOSTBUSTERS, Mick Smiley's MAGIC.
On stage, tch had her first taste of theater in Ebbe Roe Smith's original play O.D.: OtherDimentionalists, and
has since starred in shows (L.A.) at The Stella Adler,
The Cast Theatre, Celebration Theatre, On The Fringe, Griffith Park Theatre, LACC Theatre Academy,
LA Women's Theatre Project, Palomar Performing Arts, San Diego Fringe Festival, and The La Jolla Playhouse.
Behind the camera, teresa crespo hartendorp
is a fiercely independent, one woman film company
having made numerous full-length films, music videos,
and documentaries including
THE PEOPLE OF PEACE: A Message From The Hopi, hArmOny & mELOdy, vigilantette, and the short film
'shE smilE prEtty', the last which made it’s debut
at the LAWTP Women In The Arts Festival.
Despite an overabundance of creative talent,
tch considers herself primarily a storyteller. “It’s really
all about the story," she says, “stories that convey
the spectrum of human emotion; when souls kiss
In a musical project 'tch SOLO', Teresa performs on stage as a guitarist and singer/songwriter, currently recording an album of original songs, continuing the story…
NAILS (Showtime -with Dennis Hopper, Anne Archer, John Hawkes)
OUT OF THE DARK (Zel Films -with Bud Cort, Divine, Karen Black, Tab Hunter)
HOUSE DOWN THE STREET (with James Le Gros)
MARINE STORY (Red Road Studios -with Dreya Weber)
HEY SAILOR, HEY SISTER (MTV/tch Productions)
SESSION MAN (Chanticleer Films -with James Remar) -[Academy Award, Best Short 1992]
6 MINUTES (4H Productions) -[Ace Award]
LAMBADAMY (Moviecorp -with William Kat)
DEAD WRONG (Mile One Films)
ONEWAY (Fabulous Productions)
CHINA BEACH “Where The Boys Are” -[Emmys, Multi-Award Winning Season]
SUPER CARRIER “Ring of Fire” (ABC)
LIFE IN THE LAFF LANE (with John Hawkes)
BROKEN MIRROR (Premiere) (Dir. P. Sawoski, Playwright G.B. Smith) Studio Stage, Santa Monica, CA
ALLEGORY (Premiere) (Dir. Playwright. Sammi Cannold & Emily Maltby) La Jolla Playhouse
SILA (Dir. Michael Mufson) Black Box Theatre, San Marcos
MAMASIHERO (Premiere) (MaArte Theatre Collective) Vassiliadis Black Box Theater, San Diego
AGILA: A DUET OF FILIPINO/AMERICAN MYTHS (Premiere) San Diego Fringe Festival
TEN ACROBATS IN AN AMAZING LEAP OF FAITH (Dir. Michael Mufson) Brubeck Theater, San Marcos
ANON(YMOUS): A REFUGEE ODYSSEY (Dir. Michael Mufson) Studio Theatre, San Marcos
THE BALLAD OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN (Dir. Michael Mufson) Studio Theatre, San Marcos
MENTAL STATE (Dir. Annie Hinton) Studio Theatre, San Marcos
LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE (Dir. DeeJae Cox) The LA Womens Theatre Project
THE OBLIVION SERIES (Premiere) (Playwright. Justine Warrington) The LA Women's Theatre Project
THIS IS WAR (Premiere) (Dir. Jennie O'Donnell) Stella Adler Theatre, Hollywood
LETTERS HOME (Premiere) (Dir. Marian Jones, with Emily Deschanel) Stella Adler Theatre, Hollywood
EVENING OF ORIGINAL ONE-ACTS (Premiere) (Dir. Odalys Nanin) Celebration Theatre, Hollywood
O.D. :OTHER DIMENTIONALISTS (Premiere) (Playwright. Ebbe Roe Smith) Cast Theatre, Hollywood
LEGENDS OF ANCIENT AMERICA (Premiere) (Dir. Playwright. Marsha Myers) Cast Theatre, Hollywood
DAVID:THE YOUNG WARRIOR (Premiere) (Dir. Playwright. Marsha Myers) First Stage Theatre, L.A.
HOUSE OF DISCIPLINE (Premiere) (Dir. Playwright. James Oseland) Padua Hills Festival
A LATE SNOW (with Lee Garlington) On the Fringe Theatre, Los Angeles
DAVID AND LISA Griffith Park Theatre, Los Angeles
ARIA DA CAPO, GETTING OUT LA Theatre Academy
EFFING THE INEFFABLE (AFI -with Clint Howard); NEON TIGHTROPE (AFI -with John Hawkes);
WAKING MOMENTS (USC); CHASING TIME (LACC); vigilante (LACC); ELEVATE RIGHT (NYFA)
McDonalds, Burger King, Pepsi, Coke, Pontiac, Chevy, Butterfinger, LensCrafters,
TIG Marketplace, Network Promos: ABC, NBC ...more upon request.
Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, tch solo, Kenny G, Jeffrey Osborne, Barry Manilow, Berlin,
Matthew Wilder, Bruce Hornsby, Greg Phillinganes, Kashif, Amy Madigan, Susan Toney, Styx,
Jesse Johnson, and Mick Smiley ...more upon request.
Palomar Performing Arts, LACC Theatre Academy, Kimberly Jentzen, Danielle Eskinazi,
Dean Goss, John Levey, Robert & Michelle Colt, Sandra Merrill, Carolyn Barry,
Silvana Gallardo, Beverly Long, Tracy Roberts, Marsha Myers, Howard Fine …life.
Voice Over Artist. Singer-Songwriter, Guitar/Ukulele. Medical Terminology. Speaks Tagalog.
Firearms: revolvers, semi-automatics, rifles. Athletic. Sushi Chef. Horticulturist.
Pretty hands and feet.