Updated: Nov 21, 2019
MEET NAPERVILLE NATIVE, TAMIR ARDON OF XYZ FILMS HOLLYWOOD, CA–It’s exciting when Hollywood comes to the west suburbs of Chicago and more exciting when two Naperville natives and celebrities sit face to face at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove for an interview. Entertainment journalist, radio personality, and film critic, Sarah Adamson conducted two Q&A’s with Tamir Ardon, Head of Documentary with XYZ Films to discuss his recently produced release of the doc-hybrid film FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN starring Alec Baldwin.
Glancer Magazine was also part of the scene and interviewed the Steeple Run Elementary, Kennedy Jr. High, and Naperville North High School graduate, Mr. Tamir Ardon and learned what he loves about Naperville and so much more!
“I have a lot of fond memories of growing up in Naperville,” Ardon says. “I loved attending the Last Fling before every school year started, and I was proud to be voted Mr. NNHS my senior year.”
His family still lives in Naperville so when Ardon’s in town, you might spot him at his favorites like Portillo’s or Oberweis, sporting his DeLorean that he found in 1997, in the classified ads in the Chicago Tribune Newspaper.
“I saw BACK TO THE FUTURE at the age of 5 years old at The Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove, so it was a special honor to play my film, FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN, on the big screen there,” Ardon says. “Certainly Alec Baldwin’s involvement in my DeLorean film has been an amazing opportunity. He helps to elevate the film and certainly brings more exposure to it.” Ardon is pictured above with Baldwin.
Ardon was always mesmerized by television and film. In College he starred and produced a local cable access show in southern Wisconsin called “The Dr. T and Paul Show.” It was a live call-in show where he played Dr. T, the board certified doctor of love; and although he was earning his Masters in Science in Anatomy and Cellular Biology from Rush Medical University; this ‘doctor of love’s’ passion remained in entertainment.
“You only live once,” Ardon says. “I decided to apply to UCLA’s graduate program for Producing, and the rest is history.”
He now runs the documentary division at XYZ Films, a production and sales company based in Los Angeles, and is also the Executive Producer on a film to be released later this year called, YOU DON’T NOMI.
Glancer Magazine is glad to have gotten to know Tamir Ardon and looks forward to more of his exciting films! -Kristen Kucharski
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