Geoffrey de Valois
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Geoffrey de Valois is an award-winning LA based American director/writer/editor with over 20 years experience directing indie films, and creating compelling content for clients ranging from local businesses to ABC, Disney, Fox, IBM, Sony, and PBS.He’s written, produced, directed, shot, and edited over 500 television programs, commercials, films, promos, business videos, documentaries, and computer animation sequences. In 2019 he just completed directing his 5th feature film “The Girl From Provence", a psychological thriller set in Los Angeles and Provence, France. In 2019 he re-released his updated documentary "Decom - Decommissioning Our Nuclear Future with Ralph Nader". And he created the pro immigration short dance film “No Entry". His new art photography book "LA Woman" is available on blurb and amazon. His fashion and makeup "how-to" videos now have over 3 million views on youtube. The 2008 release of his public television docu-drama “Love Has The Right To Choose - The Emma B. Freeman Story” is now available on vimo. His films “Computer Visions” and “Computer Dreams” were the top selling non-fiction laserdiscs in Japan in 1991. They have been updated and expanded and released again in 2008 as part of: “The History of Computer Animation”. He holds a B.A. in psychology, and an M.A. in film production with additional studies in art, poetry, and journalism. His background includes staff positions at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic in visual effects on Star Wars, Star Trek, and Indiana Jones; and as a television writer/producer/director/editor at IBM. His academic career includes 10 years teaching film and television production at San Francisco State, San Jose State, Humboldt State, and Cal State Los Angeles. He was the keynote speaker at Video Expo LA in 1990, and was a judge and keynote speaker at FIFOM – the 1990 and 1992 Montreal International Computer Graphics Film Festivals.His programs have been shown in over 70 countries, and have won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at both the Mill Valley Film Festival and San Jose "Joey" Awards, 3 Cine Golden Eagles, 2 Houston International Film Festival Gold Awards, 2 US Film Festival Gold Awards, and several CINDY and TELLY Awards. His 1994 “Stud” was the first Mandarin/English language hip-hop music video, and was widely played across China along with his NightFire video “Jump It”.The 1995 16mm cult black comedy “The Vampire Conspiracy” which debuted in Cannes France, was the first full length feature film to be streamed on the internet. 2009 saw the release of his reboot feature “The Dark Gift”. His band NightFire’s first CD release - “The Dark Gift” soundtrack is available worldwide on iTunes and amazon.