I am an award winning sound designer, engineer, composer and technologist. I'm an expert at creating and mixing audio and music content for a wide variety of media, from TV and radio ads, to viral videos, films and video games. My work has been featured internationally at festivals such as Tribeca and Cannes, on websites such as Gizmodo and Funny or Die, and broadcast on networks such as Nickelodeon, Spike, VH1 and A&E.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a Bachelor of Music specializing in Electronic Production and Design.
Name: Jay Pellizzi
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: HOThead Studios
Occupation: Sound Designer, Sound Mixer, Dialogue Editor and Music Composer
Film (Drama) Sound department Vicki, a music school drop out, boards a train from NYC to CT to care for her first music teacher, her dying father. While reconciling her feelings toward her upbringing in his old age, she realizes the future she wanted for herself isn't necessarily the one she needs. Written by Victoria Negri
Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department A man whose life was destroyed by nuclear war wakes up in a parallel universe where his pregnant wife and everyone he loves are still alive. The only person standing between him and the life he wants is someone he cannot face: the man he used to be. Written by Young Gunner Films
Film (Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness.
Film (Drama) Sound department In the aftermath of a brutal fraternity hazing death, a college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is compromised when his older brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. A modern retelling of ancient Greek mythology, HAZE is a sobering, realistic portrait of what truly goes on behind fraternity and sorority house walls.
The Paper Store
Film (Drama and Romance) Sound department A revenge tale about a former college student who forges essays for cash, the client who becomes her lover, and their professor.
Film (Drama and Thriller) Sound department Having suffered with psychosis for twenty years, Eddie is on advanced trials for a new drug called Ceresia. Near FDA approval, his progress breaks down as a new romance begins to invoke memories of his mother's fatal accident.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department THE EXAM is a taut, contemporary, psychological thriller about a man whose promotion hinges on him taking a medical exam. After a home visit with his pregnant wife and six year old son present, he finds out that the medical examiner has a more insidious agenda. Written by William Speruzzi
Film (War) Sound department Set against the backdrops of Vietnam, WWII, and the Korean War, BEYOND GLORY is the stirring, emotional, and heroic true stories of eight Medal of Honor Recipients, as performed and acted by acclaimed stage, TV, and film actor Stephen Lang.
We Live This
Film (Documentary and Short) Sound department We Live This is the story of four boys from the projects who have come together to pursue their dreams. Most new Yorkers who ride the MTA have opinions about them, but what lies beneath these young performers is more than what meets the eye.
Band of Robbers
Film (Adventure, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Sound department A comedic adventure that re-imagines Mark Twain's iconic literary characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as grown men in current day. Petty criminal Huck Finn hopes to leave his criminal life behind when he is released from a stint in prison, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies of wealth and adventure, Tom forms the "Band of Robbers," recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences...
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Sound department A stubborn twelve year old boy looking for answers to his father's mysterious death goes looking in the wrong back yard when he meets a foul-mouthed English teacher on a post-divorce bender.
Television (Comedy) Sound department A New York city writer and his friends traverse the gay world, exploring their ever-evolving sexuality, relationships, and what it means to be a true friend.
Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Sound department Everyday an old man returns to the same dock to go fishing. While there, he tries to relive a distant memory. This visual poem uses both beautiful visuals and original music to drive its narrative about longing and hope.
Magic for Beginners
Film (Short and Family) Sound department A young boy and girl join forces when they are stranded at school for the day.
Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Sound department "DEVOURED is a suspense short story that tells the story of ALLAN ROSS whom, after a car accident, wakes up in a hospital missing his arm. Only to realize that the hospital he's staying at - is hiding something more horrific and unsettling than just first aid..."
Sun Belt Express
Film (Comedy, Drama and Family) Sound department A down-on-his-luck ethics professor ends up on a completely unhinged run across the Mexican border with his teenage daughter in tow - and four undocumented immigrants in the trunk.
The Other Half
Film (Short and Drama) Sound department 'The Other Half' is a brooding 1920s drama entailing a long-lost WWI veteran, who inopportunely returns home to find that his girlfriend and crippled brother have accepted a new life. Feelings of betrayal, exclusion and jealously violently clash with nostalgia as their former innocence is recalled through the prism of childhood. Written by Anonymous
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea
Video Game (Action) Sound department The two-parts DLC to Bioshock: Infinite which follows on the plot of the main game. In Episode 1, Booker Dewitt finds himself in Rapture, 1958, where he is approached by a mysterious woman named Elizabeth who offers to help him find a missing orphan girl. Episode 2 sees Elizabeth's journey in Rapture as she fights to save a Little Sister from the clutches of Atlas and his thugs.
Je t'aime, Jean
Film (Short, Comedy and Family) Sound department An eccentric young man's desperate search for love ignites his own whimsical fantasy world homage to French culture.
Dust of War
Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Sound department The Plot In a post-apocalyptic American Frontier, a lone soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to rescue a girl fated as the savior of humanity. Our hero joins forces with a cynical veteran and a slimy thief to bring the girl to safety, encountering mysterious invaders and traveling showmen along the way. The Look Dust of War can be billed as a South Dakota flavored Mad Max, infused with the earthy textures of Dances With Wolves and the stark beauty of Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. South Dakota's savagely beautiful landscape will serve as the perfect backdrop to a classic action-adventure picture. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Fool's Day is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pull an innocent, April Fool's prank on their teacher...that accidentally kills her. Panicked and convinced they will go to prison, the blood splattered classmates try to cover up the murder and dispose of the body before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson. Written by Cody Blue Films
Video Game (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Sound department The year is 1912, deep in debt, ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt is sent to the mysterious flying city of Columbia to find and retrieve a young woman imprisoned in a tower since birth - Elizabeth and to "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt". However, almost as soon as Booker arrives, he finds that Columbia and its people are not quite what they seem, and all too soon science, religion, morality, family and life all clash and spiral down into utter chaos, with Booker and Elizabeth as unlikely partners in the midst of all the action. Written by Paddington
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Sound department A struggling actor recaps what he had to endure to make it to his audition and finally reveals his own unique way of coping with rejection.
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Sound department An isolated elderly woman, in desperate need of stimulation, conjures an infestation of silk-spinning caterpillars, thus leading her to a mind-bending epiphany. 'Caterpillar' is a cerebral drama, filmed in the historical Wynkoop House, famous for housing George Washington. The crew consists of highly esteemed artists working across a wide spectrum of disciplines. This includes special effects artist, Ben Bornstein (300, The Fighter), visual effects artist Greg Silverman (Black Swan), and editor, Corey Bayes (Haywire, Contagion, The Informant, Che). From storyline through production, Caterpillar is an ode to the creative process. This film is a must-see for anyone who has ever submitted to their imagination and felt transformed by an idea. Written by Anonymous
The Innkeepers: Behind the Scenes
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Madden NFL 12
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All That Remains
Video (Short, Action and Drama) Sound department 'All That Remains' is a powerful story of a WW2 veteran with dementia, suffering a confused world of his life's painful losses with Death his only companion. To end his misery, he strikes a deal with Death, discovering both Death has no master ...and his own salvation. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Drama, History and Romance) Sound department Prologue gives just a brief glance into how women's lives were changing in the wake of World War II. The film uses literary examples such as Jane Eyre to exemplify a mixture of emotions from wanting autonomy, freedom of choice, to the simple desire to be loved and needed. Written by Anonymous
Onward & Upward
Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department Two strangers get locked on the roof together. She wants to get back in. He's thinking of a quicker way down.
Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)