Film Director / Cinematographer / Producer Rocco Michaluk has been creating award winning Film & TV productions for over 15 years. His remarkable ability to capture the unique moments and true essence of individuals, places and things, has earned him a very special place in the world of Film, TV & Media Production.
His personal artistic work with such noted Hollywood Directors as Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and Gus Van Sant unleashed his talent of Filmmaking and the Arts to the pristine vision it is today.
His Film Clients include Columbia Pictures, Indian PaintBrush, PBS, NBC, American Empirical Pictures and Fountainbrush Films. His Television clients include NBC,
Television Academy / Emmy’s, MTV, Viacom, E! Entertainment, CBS, ABC,
Travel Channel, Leftfield Pictures, PETA, and others.
His corporate, television, and commercial clients include such Fortune 500 companies as AT&T, BMW, United States Postal Service, LEGO, FOX News, Whole Foods Market,
Johnson Products, Oregon Scientific, Wella International.
Rocco’s work has been seen by billions on TV Networks PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, Independent Lens, National Geographic, BIO Channel, Good Morning America, MTV, Travel Channel, The History Channel, E! Entertainment, FOX News & Movie Theaters around the world.
Rocco resides in New York City and Newport, RI and calls the great Northeast US home.
He enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset, fine arts, and good company. He is always traveling the globe searching for new exciting projects and discovering the next big thing.
Life is good
Name: Rocco Michaluk
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Rocco Films
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Director of Photography, Filmmaker and Producer
Unique traits: Hard Working, Very Experienced, Professional, Easy Going, NO EGO!
Film (Documentary) Producer An Amputee takes matters into his own Hand.
Film (Drama) Producer Truck drivers Keeta Gregory, and Holly Montero departed at 6am on December 22nd, 2015 with a delivery truck full of pallets of ice, and misc frozen items to be delivered to a variety of locations in 2 different states by 5pm. The last report to dispatch computer reads "Order Completed". Now, 4 days later, the girls were never heard from again. We follow Detective Aly Black through her investigation, as she unravel's the puzzle pieces left behind. One by one , solving a very gruesome and heartbreaking case. Written by Rob Hawk
Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer A successful woman faces the repercussions of her bullying ways when she's confronted by a woman from her past.
Film (Drama) Producer Uncovering the Past, Discovering the Present.
Film (Short and Horror) Producer A 9 year old and their 5 year old sibling are positive that a terrifying monster is stalking them but of course no one believes them. No one except the mysterious Woman next door who offers them a bottle of real "monster spray" and encourages them to capture it.
Film (Action) Cinematographer Sydney Davenport and Jo-Jo Ritter had one dream since they were able to pick up a crayon. Become the worlds best fighter pilots. Problem is, they are both females. In today's world, females are now permitted to fly combat aircraft, This was not the case in the 1940's. In today's military service it can still be very tough for a woman . And even tougher for a lesbian couple. Straight out of AFROTC Jo-Jo and Sydney will get a shot at a lifetime. Flying the F-16 for our country is right around the corner. However, when the obstacles they encounter become to overbearing, the ultimate dream slowly seems to be, the ultimate nightmare. When both girls miraculously obtain "pilot slots" and an invitation to train at the WASPS Academy, they are about to embark on a journey that neither themselves nor their country saw coming. Thrown into the middle of a war on what was supposed to be a training exercise, the girls will have to rely on the same skills that women were taught in the 1940's. Flying... Written by Rob Hawk
Bleed for This
Film (Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks.
Are You Afraid of the '90s?
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and 1 More) Producer After moving back into her parents' home, Jessica discovers the nostalgia she had for her life in the '90s has become a living nightmare.
Film (Action and Drama) Producer Twenty-two year old Tori Coro gets involved in an underground fighting ring in a rough section of Camden, NJ. When her bruised and beaten body is found abandoned in the woods, rumors begin to swirl that Tori died in Fight Valley, an unofficial neighborhood where fighters go to make money. Tori's sister Windsor moves to town to start her own investigation. Jab's, a respected fighter turned gym owner, agrees to train Windsor as she prepares to come face to face with Tori's killer and fight for justice. Written by Breaking Glass Pictures
The Common Alligator
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Film (Horror) Producer A quiet town is jumpstarted by the arrival of an enigmatic family; a statuesque mother named Louisa and her gorgeous teenage sons. Sixteen Year-Old Hilary is working hard to get good grades, hoping to escape the small town life a long line of relatives lived before her. With the arrival of the mysterious family just weeks before school is to let out, life suddenly becomes appealing. Hilary's father is instantly charmed by Louisa, while she herself finds a strong connection to middle son Kadin, ignoring her dubious instincts. As the town falls under the hypnotic spell of the young men, no one but Hilary sees the peculiar loyalty that holds them together and the lengths they will go to give their mother what she needs until it's far too late.
A Road to the Alamo: The Albert Martin Story
Film (Documentary, Biography and History) Cinematographer The Alamo is an American iconic event. Its film treatment over the decades reflects that epic status. A Road to the Alamo is a biographical, documentary film that for the first time on screen recreates the life of Albert Martin, a little known Alamo hero, who was born in Providence Rhode Island and died at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. The film explains why Albert was at the Alamo, and details the forces that drove his father Joseph S. Martin to immigrate to Texas alongside his nearly forgotten son. They traded a tumultuous Providence Rhode Island for opportunities within a rebellious Texas, a lethal decision.
Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A down and out doctor attempts to rob the bank by passing a note. What he doesn't expect is for things to get so out of control as another bank robber attempts to do the same thing! He'll be faced with so many zany characters and crazy situations, he'll just about explode -- but will that stop him from trying to keep his head in the game and get what he came for? Will he make it out without going completely crazy?
Take 2: The Audition
Film (Horror) Cinematographer When 12 Actors embark on a journey through the woods on what they believe is a casting call for a multimillion dollar horror film, they soon find out that the cameras are rolling and they already got the role.
Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer
Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department PINK AND BLUE takes a profound look into the BRCA world examining what it is and how this mutation puts both women and men at a higher risk of developing numerous cancers.
Till Human Voices Wake Us
Film (Short, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department Follows the dreams of Lana (Lindsay Lohan), a marine biologist who longs to escape her ordinary life with the sea creatures she loves, and of Jordan (Jordan Weller) drowning under the Brooklyn Bridge. Rescued by the mysterious Ondine (Cassie Chegwidden), he dreams with her that she brings him home. Her romance is subverted by his angst, as his ex Lana and his fears drown his new hope foreshadowing tragedy. Meanwhile seals storm Manhattan and are captured, and Lana awakes to find enchanting women in her aquarium, the souls of the drowned, come to save Ondine. Lana releases them, asking them to take her with them, but they tie her up for her own protection. In vintage lingerie and their furs, the Selkies run through the streets to find Ondine with Nick, whom they try to seduce, before celebrating in a night of revelry winning the hearts of all Gotham's bachelors until tragedy ensues. Written by VIVA TODAY
The Legend of Lady White Snake
Film (Short, Fantasy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A snake demoness has transformed into an enchanting maiden in order to experience love, in this postmodern collage of an ancient Chinese tragedy and Blackbeard poem "The Hidden Chamber" by NYTimes bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Academy Award nominated Coraline). A meditation on obsession, identity, metamorphosis, changing gender and time, through cross-cultural poetry perspectives. Starring fashion icon the Honorable Daphne Guinness (Academy Award nominated Cashback), directed and written award-winning photographer Indrani, as a tribute to the spirit of Alexander McQueen, costume design/production design by GK Reid. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A son's sudden loss leaves him struggling with his choices in this heartbreaking family drama about forgiveness, family and fortitude.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Location management A new philosophy professor arrives on a small town campus near Newport, Rhode Island. His name, Abe Lucas. His reputation : bad. Abe is said to be a womanizer and an alcoholic. But what people do not know is that he is a disillusioned idealist. Since he has become aware of his inability to change the world, he has indeed been living in a state of deep nihilism and arrogant desperation. In class, he only goes through the motions and outside he drinks too much. But as far as sex is concerned, he is just a shadow of himself now: depression is not synonymous with Viagra! For all that, he can't help being attracted to one of his students, pretty and bright Jill Pollard. He enters into a relationship with her which remains platonic, even if Jill would not say no to more. The situation remains unchanged for a while until, one day, in a diner, Abe and Jill surprise a conversation that will change the course of their lives dramatically... Written by Guy Bellinger
Grievance Group: Unfinished Business
Film (Action) Cinematographer The remaining three survivors of the Grievance Group have unfinished business to take care off. The United States Military is about to be infiltrated, exposed, and executed.
Hostile's Inbound: The Lost Ladies
Film (Action) Cinematographer 4 female fighter pilots are about to get the call they always talked about. But never got. Hostile's Inbound.
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over 20 years. The legend is that Red is as elusive as he is clever, controlling a labyrinth of creative enterprises, coupled with uncanny ability to gather and finesse information at the drop of a hat. On the first day at FBI for a new female profiler fresh out of Quantico, Red offers to bandy wits with the FBI. Red promises to deliver various criminals and plots previously unknown to any branch of law enforcement... and all Red requests in return is to choose his muse. Written by LA-Lawyer
Film (Short, Action, Drama and War) Producer The story of two young Americans, serving their last few days in Afghanistan. Separated from their team and facing a grim trek to safety, the brave young soldiers must rely on each other to survive. Under these grave circumstances a lifelong bond is formed between the men, and a promise made - to get back alive, and return home to their families. Written by Anonymous
Transformation 360: Building an Innovation Lab
Film (Documentary) Producer Central Falls, the city of dreams is the smallest city in Rhode Island of 1.3 square miles and is the birth place of the American Industrial Revolution. In 2010, Central Falls High School was exposed in a national news story which shocked the nation. Due to being persistently low achieving and in need of intervention by the RI department of education. All the faculty of the school was fired as a result. Four years later, the lives of three high school students are documented who witnessed first hand the scrutiny and negativity brought upon their community. This is the comeback story. Written by Rachael Perry
Film (Documentary) Producer Rhode Island was once the apple producing capital of the world. Where there used to be hundreds of Apple Orchards occupying most of the state, there are now only about a dozen major Orchards. Apples are consumed in their rare form but also as juice and a basic staple for many foods. Do you know where apples come from? Written by John Spiro
Television (Reality-TV) Director Auto Wars is a fast paced, adrenaline packed show, focusing on the battle of the two family businesses as they both compete to have the most successful auto shop on Long Island - all the while, continuing their close family friendship. The only question is whether or not the drama will be too strong to keep separate the businesses and the friendships. Written by TUFF TV
My Little Terror
Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Series will show what happens to children in the aftermath of paranormal activity within the home.
Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Anthony Melchiorri travels to help inexperienced hotel owners save their hotels from closing down.
Film (Adventure, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Sound department Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing. Written by Production
A Sense of Place
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Good Morning America
Television (News and Talk-Show) Cinematographer ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was Joan Lunden, 4th Charles Gibson, 5th Lisa McRee, 6th Kevin Newman, 7th Diane Sawyer, and now Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and Lara Spencer. Plus, all the "Good Morning America" team throughout the years to wake up to the news show and entertainment about the U.S.A. Written by Ben Hallums<firstname.lastname@example.org>
High School Stories: Scandals, Pranks, and Controversies
Television (Drama and News) Camera and Electrical Department This series takes you across the United States to see what students at high schools have done to get attention from the media. From students placing 35,000 plastic forks into their school property to a student making 600 copies of the master key to the high school. From a student pirating the intercom system to having 50 seniors jump into their high school's swimming pool. This series is bound to have you on the edge of your seat watching the crazy antics these high school students preform. Written by mountain91
Film (Documentary and Short) Producer 'Translate' is a documentary film about the struggles of the New England Transgendered community.
The Montel Williams Show
Television (Drama and Talk-Show) Cinematographer Starting in the same year as Jerry Springer's talk show, Montel Williams aimed for the same audience, although using far less explict tactics to draw in viewers. While trying to remain racy, yet dignified, the show failed by not being as extreme as Springer, but also by not being as serious or relevant as Oprah Winfrey. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
Home on the Harbor
Film (Short and Drama) Producer A New England couple comes into a big surprise after a visit to the hospital.
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Because of scoring exceptionally high on a statewide standardized exam and being an exceptionally good basketball player Jamal Wallace is sent to a prestigious prep school in Manhattan. He soon befriends the reclusive writer, William Forrester. Written by the chan man
King Cake: The Joie de Vivre
Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Journey back in time and witness the rise of "America's Most Interesting City". On May 7, 1718, French explorer Bienville founded La Nouvelle-Orleans (New Orleans) in honor of the Duke of Orleans. Napoleon sold Louisiana to America via the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Since then, Mardi Gras has become synonymous with "The City That Care Forgot". Art mirrors life with tragedy and pain. New Orleans has known both, the Vieux Carre fire (1788), the Battle of New Orleans (1815), hurricane Katrina (2005). From this pain comes inspiration. The invention of Jazz in New Orleans is a reflection of the city's hardships. Fat Tuesday, a springtime celebration of life, the Romans knew as Saturnalia and the Greeks knew as Kronia. Humanities' need to celebrate life has brought millions to New Orleans to enjoy "the greatest free show on Earth"! New Orleans turns three hundred in 2018. Her tradition of creativity and love bind "The Crescent City" in a way one can only understand if you visit. To all whom... Written by Will Hess
Television (Documentary) Producer Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
Film (Reality-TV) Cinematographer Each round will consist of three film crews consisting of (Director, DP, Gaffer, and Grip/Assistant). The film crews will be given 2 to 3 actors each. Through out the show, the actors will rotate film crews. Each round will be timed. Heres the catch. No one gets the "plot" until 30 minutes before "Action" . Which team will bring home the Film Wars trophy by shooting the best story unscripted with complete strangers. This is where Directors, and DP's are forced to work quickly with the talent they are given and provide the best possible scenario / cinematic masterpiece that will be submitted to the shows judges. Our panel of Judges will include Veteran Film distribution agents, veteran film Directors & Producers along with Celebrity actors. Each group will be reviewed and scored. The winner will get world recognition, as well as take home a beautiful Film Wars trophy for "Best Director", "Best Gaffer", "Best Director of Photography", "Best Makeup Artist" and "Best Actor". With the fast... Written by Rob Hawk