Nadia Tass has led a multinational existence on two continents. Born in the Macedonia province of Greece as Nadia Tassopoulos, she immigrated to Australia while still a young girl. After shortening her name to Tass, she began her entertainment career in the late 1970s as an actress--but that pursuit didn't last. Her first appearance was a small part in an episode of the airline-based soap opera "Skyways," and she played two roles across four years of "Prisoner," a female-prison drama. Tass eventually discovered that she was more suited to a behind-the-camera role and began working as a director. Her first credit as such was the 1986 feature "Malcolm," a quirky comedy about a shy public-transport worker. That film earned a cult audience, a success that earned Tass more directing assignments; shifting between movies, television, and theater, she worked steadily over the following decades. Most of her efforts were produced for Australian audiences, but there were exceptions such as the winsome TV movie "An American Girl Holiday," in 2004, and its sequel, "An American Girl Adventure," a year later. The multi-talented Tass also directed numerous plays in Australia, including "Summer of the Aliens," and, sticking close to her Balkan roots, "Miss Bosnia."