Faculty headshot.

Chair, MPS Film Directing Department, School of Visual Arts; president, film director, GIRALDI MEDIA

MPS Film Directing


BFA, Pratt Institute

Commercial spots include

More than 4,000 commercials, including award-winning campaigns for Freedom Center, McDonald’s, Pepsi-Cola (with Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie), Miller Lite, Chili’s, 2012 Olympics, I Love NY (with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin)

Productions include

Writer, director, short films, The Routine, Second Guessing Grandma, The Grey Coat, Honey Trap, Cambio, Siren. Feature films, Dinner Rush, Hiding Out

Music videos include

Writer, director, “Beat It,” Michael Jackson; “Say, Say, Say,” Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney; “Just the Two of Us,” Will Smith; “Love is a Battlefield,” Pat Benatar; “Hello” and “Running with the Night,” Lionel Richie; “Loaded,” Ricky Martin; “Don’t Drive Drunk,” Stevie Wonder

Collections include

Museum of Modern Art, Baseball Hall of Fame

Awards and honors include

Living Legend Award, Grand Award, gold and silver medals, New York Festivals; Hall of Fame Laureate, Art Directors Club; Gold Lion, Cannes Film Festival; Gold Award, AICP; Gold Award, ADDY; Golden Remi Award, World Fest Houston; People’s Choice Award; CLIO; ANDY;Rolling Stone; Billboard Music Video Award; Hershel Levit Award, Pratt Institute; MTV Video Music Award; “One of 101 Stars Behind 100 Years of Advertising,” Advertising Age; Media Project Shine Award; MoMA New Directors/New Film series