Len's resume is 7 pages long and his credentials in the television and video world are impeccable. Len has produced and directed specials for Pay-Per-View,
HBO/Cinemax, MTV and
others. We read that he is "the master of the multi-camera shoot.
He's directed award-winning shows with: The Grateful
Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob
Dylan, John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Bruce Hornsby,
Neville Brothers, Dionne Warwick,
Ray Charles, Reuben
Blues Traveler 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. Len was Assistant Director on THE
RED SHOES, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ.
Dell'Amico is 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
project, still works in visual music production, is a board member
ofthe Mental Insight
Foundation, and is an environmental and political activist.
Len first worked
with Grateful Dead in 1980 on "Dead Ahead," the
band's liveTV broadcast and platinum home video. He was the band's "film
and video guy" for the next 11 years. Dell'Amico and
Garcia co-directed "So
the top-selling music video of 1988,
which won the
American Film Institute'saward for best long-form
During his 11 years
producing and directing projects for the Grateful
Dead, he produced and co directed with Jerry
Garcia the Grateful
Dead's, GRATEFUL DEAD TRUCKIN' UP TO BUFFALO, VIEW
VAULT II AND VIEW FROM THE VAULT IV,
TICKET TO NEW YEARS EVE CONCERT, GREATFUL DEAD:
DEAD AHEAD, and many other Dead projects for TV and
Len was brought in by the Garcia Estate to direct the documentary
JERRY GARCIA BAND: LIVE
WE WILL BE SCREENING LEN'S NEW
WELCOME TO DOPELAND
DOPLELAND. The new
film by the Grateful Dead’s official “video guy,”
Len Dell’Amico, who produced for Jerry Garcia and
the boys, such amazing live concert footage as
So Farand the
Madison Square Garden Benefit for the Rainforest
has written and directed a feature length film that
will make you question humanity and your own
personal sanity. Mick Stern co-wrote the script
Set in the
not-too-distant future around the San Francisco Bay
area, Everything Must Go, takes you on a
drug fueled romp 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
DOPLE LAND mixes a disturbing reality of what
might be with a soundtrack full of great
songs from Bob Weir & RatDog, Widespread Panic,
Joan Osborne, The Mermen, and the Yardbirds.
This film is as
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 wreaks 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."