Gorman : BIOGRAPHY
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.
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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