Casey Puccini

 

Casey Puccini is pretty much a filmmaker. He's made a couple of features that play with autobiography, fictionalizing his life to create sardonic narratives about aggressively self-centered people. Along with making his own films, Casey also shoots, edits, performs, etc in friends and peers movies and teaches significantly more talented people.

Photo Credit: jessbrown.

CURRICULUM vitae

EDUCATION

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL. Winter 2010 to Spring 2012. MFA in Studio Arts from the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation.
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton NY. Fall 2005 to Spring 2008. BFA with High Honors in Cinema

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS/PERFORMANCE

  • Children Without Parents, February 2016, fandependentfilms.com
  • Geranium, April 2015. Young Camelot, Chicago IL.
  • Children Without Parents: The Funeral, December 2014. No Nation Gallery and Tangential Unspace Lab, Chicago IL.
  • Children Without Parents, April 2014. D.I.Y. Film Festival, Los Angeles CA.
  • Children Without Parents, February 2014. C-Space Gallery, Beijing China.
  • Children Without Parents, November 2013. Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago IL. [THEATRICAL RUN]
  • Children Without Parents, October 2013. Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, Minneapolis MN.
  • Children Without Parents, June 2013. Reelheart International Film Festival, Toronto ON. [INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE]
  • Children Without Parents, May 2012. MFA Time Arts Screening, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago IL.
  • Geranium, May 2012. MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL.
  • Uncle Bob, April 2011. Short Story Film Showcase, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago IL.
  • 88:88, May 2008. Binghamton Undergraduate Film Show, Binghamton NY.
  • RAE, April 2008. Conversations at the Art Mission, The Art Mission Theater, Binghamton NY.
  • Station, December 2007. Binghamton Undergraduate Film Show, Binghamton NY.
  • Bring on the Dancing Girls, May 2007. Binghamton Undergraduate Film Show, Binghamton NY.

AWARDS/HONORS

Children Without Parents

  • Audience Award Winner, Fandependent Films Online Festival, February 2016
  • Honorable Mention: Best Dramatic Feature, D.I.Y. Film Festival, April 2014.
  • Best Feature (3rd Place), Reelheart International Film Festival, June 2013.
  • Rising Star Award Winner, Canada International Film Festival, April 2013.

Other Work/Collaboration

  • The Latest Sun is Sinking Fast, Best New Video Installation, Chicago Reader, April 2015. (Camera Operator and Installation Technician)
  • Video Diary of a Lost Girl, Audience Award, Chicago Underground Film Festival, June 2012. (Cinematographer & Performer)
  • Kayuga, Clare Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize For Emerging Artists, May 2012. (Cinematographer)

Education

  • SAIC Excellence in Leadership Nomination, 2012.
  • Albert Krehbiel Scholarship Award, SAIC, 2010-2012.
  • High Honors in Cinema, Binghamton University, 2008.
  • Deans List, Binghamton University, 2004-2008.

LECTURES/PUBLIC TALKS

  • What I Want to Be When I NEVER Grow Up, Joseph Carr’s Video Production Class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  November 2013, Chicago IL.
  • Auto-ethnography and Me, Binghamton University. April 2013, Binghamton NY.
  • Daddy’s Boy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. April 2012, Chicago, IL.

Teaching/education work

  • Lecturer, Fall 2013 to present. Editing Strategies, Sonics and Optics, Media Practices. Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL.
  • Lecturer, Fall 2014 to present. Introduction to Video Production. School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago IL.
  • Instructor, Winter 2012 to present. Cinematography, Video Production III. Media Arts Department, Chicago Academy for the Arts, Chicago IL.
  • Instructor, Fall 2014 to present. Cinematography. Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago IL.
  • Technical Contractor, Jan 2011 to May 2015. Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation Technical Office, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL.
  • Teaching Assistant, Fall 2010 to Spring 2012. Directing Actors for Film & Video with Melika Bass, Video with Lori Felker, Cinematography with T.W. Li, Graduate Production Studio with Mickey Mahoney. Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL.

COLLABORATION/PRODUCTION WORK

  • Cinematographer - Discontinuity, Short Film by Lori Felker. June 2015, Chicago IL.
  • Camera Operator, Technical Assistant - Latest Sun is Sinking Fast, Video Installation by Melika Bass. January 2015, Chicago IL.
  • Assistant Editor – DISTILLÉ, Video Installation by Sandra Binion. 2015, France.
  • Editor - The Swarm, Short Film by The Inconvenience. Summer 2014, Chicago IL.
  • Assistant Director, Camera, Editor - From the Bottomlands to the World, Feature Documentary by Sarah Ross & Ryan McGinnis. Spring 2014, Chicago IL.
  • Assistant Editor, Post Production – PANEL, Video Installation by Mary Patten. Summer 2014, Chicago IL.
  • Editor – Round Trip, Video Installation by Sandra Binion. February 2014, Dallas TX.
  • Editor, Videographer - Chicago Architecture Lunch Online Series. 2012-2014, Chicago IL.
  • Assistant Camera – Untitled, Feature Film by Cameron Worden. October 2013, Chicago IL.           
  • Editor Waiting for Small Mysteries, Video Installation by Sandra Binion. October 2013. 
  • Assistant Camera - A Gorilla in Grant Park, Short Film by Ben Franzen & Jake Austen. July 2013, Chicago.
  • Performer – A Good Person, Feature Film by Brian Wiebe. Spring 2013, Chicago IL.           
  • Assistant Camera, Technical Assistant - Nanty. Video Installation by Melika Bass. April 2013, Chicago IL.
  • Editor, Assistant Camera - Sense of Place, Feature Documentary by Mary Scherer. 2013, Chicago, IL
  • Performer – Double Narcissus, Video by Claudia Hart. Jan 2013, Chicago IL.
  • Performer, Assistant Camera – The Idiot Faces Tomorrow, Feature Film by Cameron Worden. Jan 2013, Chicago IL.
  • Technical Director, Assistant Camera, Assistant Editor – SLIDER, Video Installation by Melika Bass. Fall 2012, Chicago IL.
  • Assistant Camera – Vardeldur, Music Video by Melika Bass. August 2012, Chicago IL.
  • Cinematographer – Kayuga, Short Film by Catherine Pancake. Fall 2011, Chicago IL.
  • Cinematographer - Video Diary of a Lost Girl, Feature Film by Lindsay Denniberg. Summer 2011, Chicago IL.
  • Assistant Camera –  A Different Path, Feature Documentary by Monteith McCollum. Spring 2010, Owego, NY.                       
  • Camera Operator - Rochester Red Wings Baseball. Summer 2008-2010, Rochester NY.
  • Camera Production Assistant - Sophomore. Summer 2008, Rochester NY.
  • Production Assistant - Tickling Leo. Fall 2007, Sullivan County NY.