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 newest short film, Killing Georgia Jones, has just been completed.
Like his previous short, The Role of Della, Killing Georgia Jones has been warmly received on the film festival circuit, often as a nominee or winner in the Best Thriller category.
In addition, Andy has premiered his feature film debut, 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.
As a Television Commercials director, 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.
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 time-travel romantic fantasy, Life Can’t Wait, a Christmas themed film.
With his collaborator and friend, Sharon Y. Cobb, they have finished the screenplay for the southern gothic thriller, Dear Jessie.
Andy has also optioned the life rights and along with his co-writer, Natalie Appleton, 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.
He and his wife Candace, an educator, currently reside in Los Angeles, California and Vashon Island, Washington.