Actor Al Miro stars as Hunter Fosterini in the feature film Puppy Love alongside Lucy Hale, Grant Gustin and Jane Seymour streaming on Amazon Freevee in the USA and set to premiere on Amazon Prime in Canada and the UK in February
Actor Al Miro’s latest starring role as Hunter Fosterini alongside Lucy Hale (Nicole), Grant Gustin (Max) and Jane Seymour (Diane Matthews) is in the feature film Puppy Love. Produced by Buzzfeed Studios/Lionsgate and directed by Nick Fabiano and Richard Alan Reid, Puppy Love is streaming in the US as an Amazon Freevee Original Movie and coming to Canada and the UK in February as an Amazon Prime Original Movie.
After a disastrous first date, Nicole and Max vow to lose each other’s numbers until their dogs find a love match. Hilariously mismatched Nicole and Max are forced to become responsible co-parenting a dog, but end up finding love themselves. Al plays Hunter Fosterini who is a rich CEO of a tech company. Hunter hires Nicole (Lucy Hale) to stage his mansion. He and Nicole become romantically involved and he becomes the “other guy” to Grant Gustin’s character Max. Hunter is the opposite of Max. He is wild, über confident, unpredictable, passionate, absurd, foreign, and mysterious. His absurdity adds comedy to the film and his relationship with Nicole adds threat to Max.
Puppy Love was a fantastic experience for Al in so many ways. The directors suggested to Al that he audition using an authentic accent, even though the role was originally written as an all American guy. If he hadn’t taken the risk in his audition he may not have booked the role. Al was thrilled that he was able to improv, willing to take risks with fearless choices playing Hunter as an off-beat sexy, funny, comedic character. The director changed Hunter’s last name from Foster to Fosterini to suit Al’s own accent. Lucy has also shared the story in press interviews that Al and Lucy had so much fun on set that there were days that they couldn’t stop laughing which adds to this memorable experience. Al notes, “This Experience was a great reminder that what makes us unique can be our greatest asset”.
Al is also proud of his role as Dmitri in Firefly Lane who was married to Katherine Heigl’s mother, Mario in the CW hit tv series Riverdale, Hugh in Dangerous (Lionsgate) and Max in the Film Festival favourite Daddy’s Boy. During his acting career he values working with a number of prominent actors including Lucy Hale, Grant Gustin, Scott Eastwood, Katherine Heigl, Charles Melton and Isabella Rossellini to name a few.
Al has a number of award nominations including a Leo Award Nominee for Daddy’s Boy for Best Supporting actor in a feature film and a Winter Film Awards Best Actor Nominee for his role in Computer Potato. He created the YouTube series “How to Make It in Hollywood (When you are Foreign AF)”, a comedy about an ethnically ambiguous immigrant actor trying to navigate the industry which won Best Editing Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles and Dangerous with two Canadian Screen Awards nominations.
Al opened his acting studio ‘Almiro Studios’ where he is able to share his years of experience as an actor with his students. Being a trilingual immigrant of mixed ethnic background that includes Mediterranean and North African roots and having had to learn to embrace his own diversity in the industry, Al guides his students to find their own truth and authenticity.
Al Miro, who also goes by his full name Alessandro Miro, is a New York trained actor. The youngest of four children he became trilingual early on growing up in Milan, Italy, then coming to Canada living in both Montreal and Vancouver. As a kid he dreamed about a future as an actor. After high school he began auditioning and landed roles on Canadian TV shows. He then moved to New York City to study acting on Broadway at the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School. Since then he has performed in many award winning movies and TV shows as well as in critically acclaimed plays in both New York City and Canada. In 2008 he co-founded the NYC based Animus Theatre Company, whose members include Broadway and Hollywood actors, established writers and award winning directors. He splits his time between Vancouver, BC, Los Angeles and New York City.
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Social media links:
- Al Miro Acting Coach website: almirostudios.com
- IMDb: AL MIRO (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2335469/)
- Instagram: @thealmiro
- Demo Reel: https://vimeo.com/891545049?share=copy
- Puppy Love Scenes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iYgGQ8tr7xDtDApvUVA0ZlbH-9lwfJCZ/view?usp=drive_link