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Tom Kurlander, founder of Family Shorts

Blair Underwood and Tom Kurlander on the set of the movie, "The Bridge to Nowhere"

Tom under the famed Hollywood sign

Andy Griffith and Tom Kurlander on the set of Matlock

Pale and Tom on the set of the "You've Got My World" music video

Tom in the studio recording the CD WORK

Brandon Lee and Tom Kurlander on location in Chicago

Kevin Kline and Tom Kurlander on the set of the movie Dave


Pittsburgh, PA –- Pittsburgh raised actor Tom Kurlander has returned to the city and is now operating Family Shorts, a producer of “ slice-of-life “ documentaries and music videos for family clients. The firm’s most recent production, “ Say Goodbye to Squirrel Hill “, chronicles the departure of the Harold Weitz family from their home of 42 years. Clips of the film are posted on the firm’s website,

Working collaboratively with each client, Family Shorts determines the appropriate length, style and content of productions personalized to convey the character and values that make families unique. Mr. Kurlander said, “ We capture the personalities, memories, sounds and surroundings that form a family to preserve them for future generations.” “ In brief ”, he added, “ we produce documentary films about families for families.”

Mr. Kurlander, who attended Shady Side Academy and graduated from Miami University ( Oxford, OH. ), has spent much of his career on the other side of the camera. Based in Los Angeles, he performed in such features as Dave, Young Guns II and Kindergarten Cop. His television work includes The Martin Short Show, Stalking Back, Remembrance, ER and Matlock. Mr. Kurlander also has appeared in dozens of nationally broadcast commercials.

Tom in Young Guns II

Tom in Kindergarten Cop

Tom and
Ving Rhames

WORK by Tom Kurlander
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