Larry Ziegelman (Film Skillet Producer) - Chicago IL USA
LARRY ZIEGELMAN was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up on a steady diet of television, movies and comic books. Ever since childhood he couldn’t decide whether he wanted to be an artist or a doctor. So he settled on advertising. Larry went to Washington University and received his BFA in Graphic Communications with an emphasis in Art Direction.
He worked in advertising for over 18 years. And as an Associate Creative Director at DDB Chicago for 13 of those years. Some of his awards for his Superbowl work include a Cannes Cyber Lion, two Cannes Finalist Certificates, the Yahoo! Big Idea Award, the London International Festival, and Adweek’s Best Commercials of February.
After years of collaborating with some of the finest American and International commercial directors, Larry decided to make his mark behind the camera himself. HIs first short film, "Check Please" screened at numerous prestigious film festivals around the world and won the Illinois Shortcuts Competition. His first commercial that he shot for the Chicago International Film Festival was featured onBestads.com and won a Silver Hugo Award. His short film, "You Shouldn't Have" has played in festivals in L.A., New York, Australia and St. Louis where it won awards for: Best Comedy over 15 minutes, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. And his latest short film, "Boom Boom" has played in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the Bronx International Film Festival and the New York International Film Festival to name just a few.