John Cannizzaro

John Cannizzaro grew up in New England where he made several short films before relocating to Los Angeles in 1990. There he completed his first mini feature, Critical Mass, which was reviewed by Paul Malcolm in the Nov. 22, 1996 LA Weekly as a "low key tale of guttersnipe mysticism...Critical Mass is heavy on mood and symbolism with Cannizzaro drawing some beautiful compositions...What's most intriguing about the film is the connection it makes between spiritualism and ennui".

Still working primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film, he has completed several short, animated films including "Gulliver's Travels", "America The Beautiful", and "50 Feet That Shook The World" (all made for LA Flicker's "Attack of the 50 Foot Reels" which have played in festivals around the world), a full-length feature film "The Left Hand Path", and several experimental, ethnographic shorts such as "Land of the Dead", "Trance", and "Let Me Try To Explain".

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