Happy to report that the feature documentary, Gem Show, is nearing the end of principle photography. I will be launching a Kickstarter fundraiser later this year along with the release of a teaser trailer.
Gem Show is the first feature documentary from Stoic Pictures, coming in 2017. It focuses on the little-documented but endlessly fascinating gemstone trade as seen through the experience of one of the industry’s most prolific
It’s about time I get a new reel up on this website! Here’s some clips from what I consider my best projects started or finished up to December 2012. 2013 is shaping up to be
In 2012 I collaborated with world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin and the non-profit group Groundswell to document the making of a mural at The International Culinary Center, and also to raise awareness and funds to aid
From July 2009 to July 2012, I served as the in-house Videographer/Digital Media Specialist at The French Culinary Institute – now International Culinary Center – where I produced, directed, edited, and created graphics for a
Whether they’re stick figures in a box or rendered in full graphic-novel level detail, the purpose of storyboards are to flesh-out, refine, and communicate the director’s vision to clients and crew. I’ve been drawing storyboards
Filmmaker friend Gregory C. Parker released this trailer for his upcoming (comedic) short documentary on me, “The Way of the Artist.” The trailer features a number of sculptures I’ve done recently including my series of
Here’s the showreel for all my short films up to 2009:
Biography Like many filmmakers, my passion for movies began at an early age. An avid illustrator from the time I could hold a pencil, virtually all of my inspiration came from the movies I grew
Strange unexpected experiences in my early twenties led to this cynical poem about my life at the time. C.J. Gardella writes and performs the voice over, to which I contributed the images and direction.