Adrian Picardi

Infobox Actor


name = Adrian Picardi
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location = Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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occupation = Film director, editor and screenwriter
website = http://www.northernfive.com
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Adrian Picardi is a mixed "Italian-Korean" American filmmaker who is best known for winning a series of online short film contests [ [http://www.commercialalert.org/news/archive/2007/08/sponsors-are-winners-in-online-contest — Commercial Alert ] ] , and securing a spot as one of the young and prominent, up and coming filmmakers in the industry. For all his works thus far, he has been credited as director, writer, cinematographer, and editor. He works extremely low budgets, yet makes them extremely commercially appealing in the visual sense. He shoots and produces many of his films in Los Angeles, California.

Biography

Career

He has edited numerous music videos that have been aired on networks such as MTV before the age of 20. In time, the media picked up on his success and started publishing his stories of interest. In addition to Los Angeles Magazine, the most recent one was a section in the Los Angeles Times, about how someone at the age of 19 could make more than $23,000 in a span of 8 months from the internet. [ [http://www.gigslist.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=85 Film Composer's Grass Roots Festival - Arts Entertainment Media Industry Magazine ] ]

In 2007, Adrian Picardi created a short film called “His Day to Remember,” which was the Grand Prize Winner in the Cinematic Film2Music online competition. Using the raw, percussive chant-driven track "Steel & Sky," Picardi created a visually compelling drama about a young man who is an apparent suicide bomber. His winnings included a $10,000 cash prize and a meeting with Paradigm agent Ken Greenblatt. The film was also screened at the Sundance Film Festival 2007 [ [http://www.gigslist.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=85 Film Composer's Grass Roots Festival - Arts Entertainment Media Industry Magazine ] ] and got him featured on MTVu.com as "Best Filmmaker on Campus" in December 2007. [ [http://www.mtvu.com/video/?id=1575024&vid=191296 BFOC Film of the Week: His Day To Remember | Video | mtvU ] ]

This short film attracted enough attention to encourage him to seriously attempt a career as a filmmaker. In 2007, he won the "Audience Award" for Myspace's John Woo Film Tribute contest for the Chow Yun-Fat videogame "Stranglehold". John Woo personally viewed the film and with the most number of audience votes, his film toppled the competition. [ [http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame MySpace ] ] With that successful project in tow, his second short, "His Final Hit" placed into the top ten finalists of the IFC Film "Assassin's Creed" Film Contest. The piece is an ambitious action spectacle complete with special effects, all done for a mind-boggling budget of $150. [ [http://medialab.ifc.com/film_list.jsp?p=25 IFC Media Lab ] ]

Recently, he won the 1st runner-up spot for the Youtube sponsored Swiffer Breakup contest under the alias of "ageandsun" [ [http://www.youtube.com/swifferbreakup YouTube - swifferbreakup's Channel ] ] .

Currently, he is working on a webisode series that attempts to capitalize on pure action and drama. It is called [http://www.youtube.com/theresistanceseries "The Resistance" Series] and can currently be seen on Youtube as well as a host of other online viral video networks. It aims to launch Summer 2008.

References

1. http://www.cinematiccd.com/films/trackindex8.html
2. http://www.mtvu.com/video/?id=1575024&vid=191296
3. http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame
4. http://www.gigslist.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=85
5. http://www.commercialalert.org/news/archive/2007/08/sponsors-are-winners-in-online-contests
6. http://memelabs.com/windblows/index.php?play=71
7. http://medialab.ifc.com/film_list.jsp?p=25
8. http://www.youtube.com/swifferbreakup

External links

*imdb name|id=2621817|name=Adrian Picardi
* [http://www.whatistheresistance.com/ Official "The Resistance" Series Website]
* [http://www.youtube.com/theresistanceseries The Resistance Series on Youtube!]

Filmography

{| class="wikitable"
-! Year !! Film !! Role !! Notes
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2007
"His Day To Remember
Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor

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2007
"His Final Fight (John Woo Stranglehold game contest “Audience Award” winner)"
Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor

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2007
"His Final Hit (Top 10 Finalist in IFC “Assassin’s Creed” Contest)"
Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor

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