John Vizzusi

John Vizzusi

Sights and Sounds Films
Filmmaker

Apopka, Florida

Member Since:
September 2014
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About John

Feature Doc Filmmaker best known for Electric Heart, The Don Ellis Story. Currently Being Hipp, The Jutta Hipp Story. Developing Ida, Behind her Camera as well as The Radium Girls, Glowing in the Dark. Based in Central Florida, Northern California native.

Unique traits: Classic Film buff, Blues Guitarist and Media Writer

Videos

Credits

  • Being Hipp - The Jutta Hipp Story

    Being Hipp - The Jutta Hipp Story (2014)
    Documentary by Sighrs and Sounds Films Producer, Director, Writer

  • IDA, Behind Her Camera

    IDA, Behind Her Camera (2014)
    Documentary by Sights and Sounds Films Producer, Director, Writer

  • The Radium Girls, Glowing in the Dark

    The Radium Girls, Glowing in the Dark (2014)
    Documentary by Sights and Sounds Films Producer, Director, Writer

  • Electric Heart, Don Ellis

    Electric Heart, Don Ellis (2014)
    Documentary by Sights and Sounds Films / Arthaus Musik Producer, Director, Writer

  • Electric Heart: Don Ellis

    Electric Heart: Don Ellis (2007)
    Film (Documentary) Director Don who, you may ask? ELECTRIC HEART -don Ellis is the incredible story of the Man, his Times and the Music of Donald Johnson Ellis 1934-1978. Completely forgotten about in Jazz, Ellis created a "Fusion" between Jazz, Classical and Rock long before anyone else thought of it. His Electric Orchestras still maintain the most complex modern day music ever written, then and now! Pulitzer Winning Composer Gunther Schuller discovered Don Ellis at Boston University in the 1960's and introduced him to Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein hires Ellis as a Soloist for a National Television Show (The Young Peoples Concert) and Ellis was off and running. Known for his strange and odd-metered arrangements, Ellis took Jazz to new heights and never looked back. He was under-Produced and mis-Marketed and even though he was one of Jazz's most exciting acts ever, his music has been completely forgotten about and seldom played on the radio and his music generally speaking is hard to come by. He is truly one of ... Written by John Vizzusi

Awards

  • Best Musical Score, Doc Film, Nyack, NY Film Festival
    (2014)

  • Best Feature Doc, Kansas City Film Festival
    (2009)

  • Music Appreciation Award, Paso Robles digital Film Festival
    (2009)

  • Finalist, Best Doc, Moondance Film festival
    (2009)

  • Best Score Doc Film, Sofia Int Film Festival
    (2009)

Education

  • West Valley Junior College

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