Geoffrey de Valois with actress Alfre Woodard on location near Palm Springs, line producing the indie feature film "Follow Me Home" starring Woodard and Benjamin Bratt.

Geoffrey de Valois with Alfre Woodard
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Director's Bio

Geoffrey de Valois has written, produced, directed, shot and edited over 450 television programs, films, commercials, laserdiscs, and computer animation sequences. 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. He holds a BA in psychology and an MA in film production. His background includes staff positions at Lucasfilm in visual effects, and as a television producer/director at IBM. His academic career includes 10 years teaching film and television at several universities, including San Francisco State University, and California State University, Los Angeles.

Geoffrey de Valois' programs have been seen in over 70 countries and have won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at both the Mill Valley and San Jose Film Festivals, 3 CINE Golden Eagles, 2 Houston International Film Festival Gold Awards, 2 US Film Festival Gold Camera Awards, and several CINDY and TELLY Awards.

Geoffrey de Valois' award-winning work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, the Long Island Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Broadcasting, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Santa Ana Modern Museum of Art, the Computer Museum of Boston, the National Museums of Canada, the Musee D'Art Contemporain de Montreal, and the Museum of Science and Technology in Hong Kong.

Geoffrey de Valois' work has been profiled in American Cinematograher, Broadcast, Computer Pictures, Daily Variety, Electronic Media, Forbes Magazine, L'Express, Los Angeles Daily News, Omni Magazine, Post Magazine, Verbum, the Washington Post, and Weekly Reader; and seen on CNN, CNBC, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, Financial News Network, Inside Edition, and E! Entertainment.

He is also a published author, with books for both the IEEE Computer Society Press and Draculina Press; and is a songwriter/producer with 2 CD's in current release with his band NightFire. His 1995 cult feature film "Vampire Conspiracy" was the first full length film to be netcast in streaming video on the internet.

Geoffrey de Valois's production company, Digital Entertainment Group, helped revolutionize the visual effects/computer animation industry by introducing the use of desktop PC's to create network and studio quality animation; and helped pioneer the creation of computer generated "synthetic" actors. DEG has created computer animation sequences for ABC, Buena Vista TV, Columbia Pictures TV, Disney Home Video, Fox TV, Lifetime TV, and the Playboy Channel.

Current Projects

Starting Fall 2003, Geoffey de Valois will be producing and directing the internet thriller feature film "dot-com The Movie", about hate crimes, IPO's and the internet. Since line producing the survivalist thriller HBO feature film "Massive Retaliation" in 1984, he has had a long term interest in exposing the dangers posed by right-wing hate groups.

Following "dot-com The Movie" he will be creating the 4th program in the "Computer Visions" series entitled "Computer Worlds".


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