October 17th, 2006 08:41 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with the Chiodo Bros. from the Killer Klowns from Outer Space
The Chiodos founded the company in 1982 as a place where they could use their art to bring to life the visions of other filmmakers.Over two decades later, they are creating their own productions. Today, when the major studios or networks come calling it is not only for special effects, but for original material bearing the unique Chiodo Bros. signature.
CHARLES CHIODO, artist, illustrator and designer, is co-chairman and head of production design. From storyboarding to final finishing, his job is to create, develop and oversee the art direction of all projects.
Charles is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and was a senior graphic artist for ABC News in New York as well as a free lance illustrator before starting his own business. He is the oldest of the three brothers.
STEPHEN CHIODO is co-chairman and head of creative production. Depending on the project, he may serve as writer, director and/or producer for the company.
Stephen began his career by winning Best Young Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976 while still a film student at Rochester Institute of Techology in New York. Since thenn, he has worked with such noted filmmakers as Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, John Landis, Joe Dante and Sam Raimi as an effects artist and animator.
EDWARD CHIODO, the youngest of the three, is co-chairman and head of corporate affairs.
He is responsible for new business development, client relations and the overall operations of the studio.
He also serves as executive producer on all Chiodo projects.
Edward is a graduate of Hofstra University on Long Island where he studied Film/Communications.
Prior to joining his brothers, Edward honed his talents coordinating and overseeing various aspects of production in both Los Angeles and New York.
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