Award-winning director Bob Giraldi brings an independent hand to everything he touches. From Michael Jackson’s classic 1983 music video “Beat It” to his latest short film “A Poet Long Ago,” in 2014, Giraldi has produced and directed over 4,000 unique visual pieces.His commercials and films have garnered numerous awards and have found their way into collections as diverse as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, MoMA, AICP, Cannes Advertising Festival, Advertising Hall Fame, and the Art Director’s Club. Advertising Age named him one of “101 Stars Behind 100 Years of Advertising.” Giraldi made history by being the first film director to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame.
Including many legendary music videos including, Pat Benetar’s “Love is a Battlefield”, Lionel Richie’s “Hello” and Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s “ Say, Say, Say”, along with feature films, Bob has taught at NYC’s School of Visual Arts for a collective 23 years, where he serves as Chair of the Live Action Short Film Grad Program.
Mr. Giraldi is on the Board of the Hampton’s International Film Festival, as well as the Advisory Board of FilmColumbia in Chatham, NY.
He resides in NYC with his wife and daughter.