Jeremy Dylan Lanni is an award-winning writer-director educated at Boston University, where he graduated summa cum laude in English Literature, and Yale University, where he earned two masters degrees in Renaissance Studies.
Lanni began his filmmaking career writing screenplays on assignment for writer-producer Robert King. Before long he founded Noble Savage Productions in order to film a modern-day tragedy called "Nobody Beats Charlie." The feature-length project was filmed on a micro-budget and won a $55,000 postproduction grant from the Digital Media Center in Portland, Oregon.
Lanni then made two short films based upon classic works of literature. The first was an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's horror story "The Tell-Tale Heart." Lanni's version, called "Tell-Tale Art," is a black comedy featuring a disturbing score by Dick Wagner of Lou Reed and Alice Cooper fame.
Lanni's second literary adaptation "Under There" was inspired by Wordsworth's poem "We Are Seven." "Under There" is an offbeat comedy starring Richard Edson (Stranger than Paradise, Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and Jasmine Anthony (Commander in Chief, Stephen King's 1408).
Lanni is currently making "Rock n Roll Animals," a documentary about legendary twin-lead guitarists Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner. The photo above shows Lanni interviewing Alice Cooper for this project.