ANDREW GALLERANI – DIRECTOR/WRITER
Andy was born and raised in the shadow of Shea Stadium in New York City.
A musician, he worked his way through St. John’s University graduating with a B.A. in Communication Arts/Film & Television. For several years after completing college, Andy continued his musical career playing drums and percussion, performing with such acts as the late, great Chuck Berry, Twisted Sister and The J. Geils Band. He later moved to Los Angeles.
Andy’s new short film, Killing Georgia Jones, Has been sweeping up nominations and awards at film festivals around the world. www.killinggeorgiajones.com
His previous film, The Role of Della, has been warmly received on the film festival circuit. www.theroleofdella.com
In addition, Andy has premiered his feature film, Just Write, starring Jeremy Piven, Sherilyn Fenn, Jo Beth Williams, Alex Rocco and Wallace Shawn. The romantic comedy won the Best Picture Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Just Write was released nationally by BMG Independents to strong reviews. www.justwritethemovie.com
On the writing side, Andy adapted and co-wrote the screenplay for Killing Georgia Jones and The Role of Della. With writing partner, Brian Hohlfeld, he wrote the romantic fantasy, Life Can’t Wait. At present, Andy is finishing a detailed treatment adaption of the Native American teenage detective adventure, The Secret of Dead Man’s Mine based on the book by Rodney Johnson.
Andy has won the Award of Excellence at the Los Angeles Advertising Women LuLu Awards and P.I.R.A.T.E.S. Gold Buccaneer Award for his American Cancer Society commercials. He was honored to receive the Aurora Gold Award for his K-Swiss “Organic Dance” campaign. Other advertising clients include Bank of America, The Los Angeles Times, Mazda, Taco Bell and Toyota.
Along with screenwriter, Thomas Crawford, Andy is also putting the final touches on the screenplay The Race to Juliet, a Rom-Com/Bromance set in Scotland and France.
Andy has also optioned the life rights and along with his co-writer, Natalie Appleton, has completed the screenplay How To Meet a Man From Paris based on Ms. Appleton’s memoir.
Andy is a member of the Director’s Guild of America with extensive location experience in Europe, Canada, Hawaii, Japan and Australia. He is also a member of The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences and a contributing member of the Artists Rights Foundation.
He and his wife Candace, an educator, currently reside in Los Angeles, California and Vashon Island, Washington.