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Rusty Gorman : BIOGRAPHY

Rusty Gorman most recently made his feature directing debut from his original script, Home of the Giants for Sympics International and Blue Rider Pictures. The film stars Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Merriman and Danielle Panabaker. Gorman has directed a number of nationally televised commercials including Teva Sports Sandal's "Free Your Feet" which won a prestigious Telly award. He also directed Last Drop of Sunlight, a music video for artist Frank Scura, and Caves of Fear, a CD-ROM interactive game film for Atari and Warner Brothers.

Before entering the commercial field, Gorman directed several short films, including the critically acclaimed Tree of Battles, a 20-minute narrative produced by the University of Southern California. He co-directed Sportsman's Field, a 24-minute short subject that took high honors at the Chicago Access Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, and the Canadian International Film Festival. Other short film credits include Piha, a 10-minute experimental film for the New Zealand Board of Tourism, and extensive industrial and promotional films through Stone Soup Productions, Inc. for a wide variety of clients.

Gorman's background includes production experience on commercials, music videos, and feature films including The Abyss, Miracle Beach, Think Big, and Zombie High. He also co-produced three short films starring Chris Elliot through Stone Soup Productions for the David Letterman Show and directed second unit for the independent feature, Madison, starring Jim Caviezel, Bruce Dern, and Jake Lloyd. The film premiered at the Sundance film festival and was released by MGM in April of 2005.

In addition to his production endeavors, Gorman has written a number of feature scripts with partner Jon Felson including Food of the Gods based on the novel by H. G. Wells for Universal Pictures, Hal Lieberman producing; Drone, based on a short story by T.C. Boyle, Joel Michaels producing, First Ghost for Columbia Pictures, Leonard Goldberg of Mandy Films producing; and No Quarter Given for Andrew Vajna's C2 Pictures. Gorman also wrote The Contender, based on the novel by Robert Lipsyte, Peter McAlevey of Thunderbird Films producing, and Kentucky Blues, for HBO, which he wrote and is co-producing with William Bindley.

Gorman earned a Master's degree in Film Production at the University of Southern California. He received his undergraduate degree in Radio, Television and Film from Northwestern University. He is represented by Todd Hoffman at ICM, and Mitch Smelkinson at Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder, LLP.

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