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Pulse Films is thrilled to announce the signing of LA and New York-based director and stills photographer Mike Piscitelli
Born in California's sun-drenched San Fernando Valley Mike
Piscitelli dropped out of ninth grade to pursue skateboarding,
hardcore music and girls. At 18 he moved to New York and proceeded
to shoot editorials for Dazed & Confused, Another and i-D
magazines, went on to direct MTV's SoCal Summer campaign, which
earned a coveted Art Directors Club Award. Mike soon found himself
directing music videos for Iggy Pop, John Frusciante, Linkin Park
and The Walkmen, among others. In 2006 he won Pitchfork Media's
"Video of the Year" for Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeny's
"Superwolf," and in 2007 was voted one of Print magazine's New
"I grew up skateboarding in the San Fernando Valley and made my
first music zine when I was 14," says Piscitelli. "I took photos of
hardcore bands at shows to learn about photography and design."
Instead of taking art classes, he made things - little books of his
photos and drawings, keepsakes to give to girls. "I was inspired by
other kids, by music, seeing my peers in bands, but also from
seeing other people do things and telling myself, 'I can do that
Since finishing work on his first feature length documentary
film, "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" (2011), Mike has split his time
between Los Angeles, New York and Sydney, shooting editorial and
advertising work for leading youth brands: Nike, Red Bull, Adidas,
the award-winning K-Swiss-Kenny Powers campaign, for Target, Vans,
MTV and Vice. Mike's most recent film projects include co-creating
the documentary series "Sound and Vision" for Red Bull, and
directing a number of its episodes. His first project with Pulse is
the music video for Van She's single "Jamaica" off of the album
"Idea of Happiness."
Sam Pilling has delivered a beautifully dark, humorous and twisted music video for Two Door Cinema Club’s new single ‘Handshake’.
Emil Nava has delivered a spectacular new video for Calvin Harris
featuring Ellie Goulding for their new single 'I Need Your Love' shot
entirely on location in Miami, Florida.
Pulse Films is proud to announce a major theatrical music documentary currently in production on one of the biggest boy bands ever, Backstreet Boys, and their tumultuous journey from child stars to fully-grown boy band, which will be finished by Fall 2013.