Producer/director. Len's resume
is7 pages longand
his credentials in the television and video world are impressive. Len has
produced and directed specials for Pay-Per-View,network
MTV and others. We read that he is "the master of themulti-camera
Len is an award-winning
directed who has done shows with:
Bob Dylan, JohnFogerty, Jerry
Garcia, Carlos Santana, Bruce Hornsby, Neville Brothers, Dionne Warwick,Ray
Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Reuben Blades, BonnieRaitt, Quincy
Ronstadt, Blues Traveler, Herbie Hancock, and many more.
He directed "The Allman
Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road," and the classic "Fats & Friends,"
featuring Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Ron Wood with music host
Paul Shaffer, and "Blues Alive," on which the
legendary John Mayall's Bluesbreakers re-group, joining Mick Taylor, John McVie, Albert King, Etta James, Sippie Wallace, Buddy Guy and Junior
Len was Assistant
Director on THE RED SHOES, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ.
first worked with the Grateful Dead in 1980 on "Dead Ahead," the
band's live TV broadcast and platinum home video. He was the
bands "film and video guy" for the next 11 years. He and Jerry
Garcia co-directed "So Far," the top-selling music video of 1988,
which won the
American Film Institute's award for best long-form music program. Included
in this body of work he directed and produced "Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to
Buffalo," "View From the Vault I - IV," "Ticket to New Years Eve Concert,"
"Down Hill From Here," and Len was brought in by the Garcia Estate to
produce the documentary "Jerry Garcia Band: Live at Shoreline."
In 1992 he directed and produced "Infrared Sightings" A mind
expanding visual journey consisting of computer animation and other imagery set
to music from the Grateful Dead's album "Infrared Roses." It was released
to Home Video in 1992. The visuals combined computer
generated images, many of them abstract, with found footage that has been
altered or edited in various ways, somewhat reminiscent of the light hows that
were projected on large screens at many Grateful Dead concerts.
a graduate of New York University's School of Film and
Television and initially worked as an editor on documentaries
and independent feature films. He switched to directing, when
technical innovations made location multicamera video production
much more feasible.
Since then, he has been writing,
directing, co-directing, producing, and co-producing all kinds
of filmed and videotaped entertainment, including children's
theater, documentaries, and feature films.
Len now lives in Fairfax,
California. He is working on his own independent film projects,
still works in visual music production, is a board member ofthe
Mental Insight Foundation, and is an environmental and political
activist, and a single father of a teenage girl.
Len has now finished his first feature film,
which he wrote, produced and directed called WELCOME TO DOPELAND.
The new film by the
Grateful Dead’s official “video guy,”
Len Dell’Amico, who produced for
Jerry Garcia "Crimson White and
has written and directed a feature length film that
will make you question
humanity and your own
personal sanity. Mick Stern co-wrote
script with Dell’Amico.
Set in the
not-too-distant future around the San Francisco Bay
area, Welcome To
Dopeland, takes you on a
drug-quest road trip through one fateful afternoon as
two friends, Mac and Bobby, seek out a fix for Mac’s
nasty Oxycontin habit. What begins as a seemingly
simple quest for one unemployed nano-tech employee
and one nutty street guy who channels an intergalactic DJ, ends with both
finding way more than the drugs they sought to buy.
Delivering a cast
of bizarre and abnormal characters, WELCOME TO
DOPELAND mixes a disturbing reality of what
might be with a soundtrack full of great
songs from Bob Weir & RatDog, Widespread Panic,
Joan Osborne, The Ventures, The Mermen, and the Yardbirds.
"This film is
destined for “Cult Classic” like This is Spinal
Tap, The Rocky Horror Picture Show,
Heavy Metal or The Big Lebowski. Highlighted by an amazing, relatively unknown
cast including the very funny Ross Turner (Bobby)
and a special appearance by Rev. Billy from The
Church of Life After Shopping..."
the film reeks of low budget
masterpiece, it’s overall message of humanity’s
battle with nature vs.
technology is both pertinent and timely with an
overwhelming proof how the legacy of the Grateful
continues to permeate the membrane of social,
political and cultural norms.
A must have video
for the self-aware, consciousness seeking member in
every family as it tickles your funny bone into it’s
place in the cosmos."