Monday, September 1, 2008

Jordan Galland - September 1, 2008 - Artist of the Day

Today's "Artist of the Day" is courtesy of guest blogger - Charlene - from the Strawberry Fields Cafe and features Jordan Galland from New York.

Thank you Charlene for your inspiration and blogging about Jordan Galland "Your Favorite Musician" :)

Jordan was Born in Farmington, Connecticut, Galland was raised in New York City and graduated in 2002 from New York University (NYU), where he studied film, animation and mythology. His original play, F.A.M.I.L.Y, written at the age of thirteen, was a finalist at the Young Playwrights’ Competition in 1993

Music career
At eighteen, Galland formed the rock band DopoYume, which toured the U.S.and played shows with Rufus Wainwright, Cibo Matto, and Phantom Planet. Galland's other band, Domino, is signed to Mark Ronson's Allido Records label. Additionally, Galland has collaborated with his childhood friend, Sean Lennon, and played electric piano on Mark Ronson's album Version. Ronson is also producing “Live by Night”, a song written by Galland with Daniel Merriweather.

Film career
Galland's 2005 short film,Smile for the Camera, received an award for best screencraft at the New York Independent International Film and Video Festival in 2005. Galland directed, photographed, and edited the film himself, and wrote the film’s theme song and musical score with Sean Lennon and Timo Ellis, long-time friends and collaborators.

Green Umbrella, a 2006 animated Dopo Yume music video, was an official selection at thirteen film festivals throughout the United States,and also in Madrid at Alcine37.

His feature-length debut, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, which he wrote and directed, was filmed in New York City during December 2007 and its' anticipated release is in Fall of 2008.
featuring: Jeremy Sisto, Devon Aoki, Ralph Machio, Jake Hoffman, Kris Lemche, Waris Ahluwalia

Galland has also been working on a screen adaptation of Ryu Murakami's Coin Locker Babies, since 1998, in collaboration with Michele Civetta, Peter Kline, and Sean Lennon.


Movie preview on myspace:

Thanks for all your help,

Jordan asked me if we could include this link too!

where all his downloads are.

you are definitly going to the top of my friend list!!


This is me :)


vampgurl said...

Artist of the Day - Geribzz said...

Thanks for the additional footage :)

Anonymous said...

Jordan is cutie patootie