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Mike Piscitelli is a filmmaker and a photographer. Born in the San Fernando Valley he dropped out of ninth grade to pursue skateboarding, hardcore music and girls. He ended up working as an assistant on porn films, which spurred his interest in photography and film. At age eighteen he moved to New York and proceeded to shoot editorials for Dazed & Confused, Another and i-D magazine. He went on to direct the SoCal Summer Campaign for MTV, which earned him a coveted Art Directors Club Award. He soon found himself directing music videos for Iggy Pop, John Frusciante, Linkin Park and The Walkmen, among others. In 2006 he won Pitchfork Media’s “Video of the Year” for Bonnie “prince” Billy and Matt Sweeny’s “Superwolf”; in 2007 he was voted one of Print magazine’s New Visual Artist. In 2013 Mike received an MTV VMA nomination for Best Hip Hop Video, J Cole feat. Miguel, “Power trip”. Also in 2013, he won a bronze lion at Cannes for his Land Rover campaign. Since finishing work on his first feature length documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, Mike has been splitting his time between Los Angeles, New York and Sydney shooting various editorial, advertising and personal projects.