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Terrance Grace

Terrance Grace has been working in film and television for nearly twenty years. After graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and before crossing over into dramatic fiction; Terrance continued his exploration of film as a 'moving painting' with “The Pool” and “Letters From Home.” Both films used the medium as an abstract tool in order to highlight deeply personal and emotional themes.

Terrance adapted Maurice Blanchot’s novela “The Madness Of The Day” into a startling tour de force for Wooster Group actor Michael Kirby. “Mr. Ahmed” brought a heightened naturalism to this original story of an Indian immigrant’s search for self in rural Pennsylvania. Starring internationally renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah, it garnered several awards and was called “an enigmatic masterpiece” by The Times Of India.

Terrance has also worked extensively as a documentarian for several international television networks. His work can be seen in the award-winning film “Born Again Primitive,” an intimate portrayal of Russell Means, the American Indian Movement activist; “Huntsville, TX,” an examination of the death penalty in the USA; and “Sawt-e-Sarmad,” an abstract journey through the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, which was screened as part of the “Spirit of Fes” national tour in 2004.

As a screenwriter, Terrance has had six feature length dramatic scripts optioned. His most recent screenplay, "80," follows the life story of a woman told from conception to death in eighty scenes. It was twice selected for the final round in the Sundance Writer's Lab, once as an alternate. "Spanish Moss" is a mystery/thriller about a man returning to his family mansion in the Louisiana Bayou, setting in motion a cycle of vengeance and murder. It is inspired by Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness."

Terrance continues to explore emotionally-charged subjects that cross cultural boundaries. His central focus within the narrative thread is the psychology of character, and its expression through the sensual texture of light and sound.

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Mr. Ahmed
Terrance Grace
1994, 52 min., Color
Internationally renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah stars in this poignant drama of an Indian ex-patriate living in a small American town. The film paints a portrait of a man struggling to re-invent himse...


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