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Rocco Guarino

Rocco Guarino is a Los Angeles-based record producer and film director. He has been entrusted by some of the biggest names in entertainment to create media that represents their image and brand.

Rocco has worked with artists such as Elton John, Juliette Lewis, Jane Lynch, members of Weezer, Pearl Jam, and Guns ‘n Roses, in addition to producing two American Idol top-12 finalists. Rocco’s photographs have appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Billboard Magazine, Kerrang, Penthouse, and Bass Player, as well as outdoor billboard campaigns in New York and Los Angeles.

He has directed video projects for Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Cherie Currie of The Runaways, designer John Varvatos, songwriter Diane Warren, and photographer Jim Marshall, among others. His corporate clients have included Deutsche Bank, SmartCar, PBS, HDNet, and Home Shopping Network, as well as record companies such as Universal, RCA, Atlantic, SonyRED, and Interscope.

For the life of the band (2002-2008), Rocco served as Velvet Revolver's official documentarian, capturing the innermost workings of one of the world’s biggest bands at the time, through three world tours, two studio albums, and band member’s side projects. Rocco cut his footage into a 30-minute documentary, after which critical acclaim of the film led him to direct the music video for “The Last Fight,” which reached #9 on VH1′s Top-Ten Countdown.

Rocco’s passionate belief in keeping the arts accessible to everyone has recently led him to direct projects for Adopt The Arts, a non-profit organization designed to keep arts in public schools, headed by drummer Matt Sorum and actor Jane Lynch.

Rocco is a voting member of NARAS (The Grammys, The Recording Academy), a Writer/Publisher member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), and is on the Advisory Board of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School in NJ.

Short film credits

Image from Power Walk

Power Walk

United States | Feb 2014 | 7:26
A woman on a routine walk becomes the center of a spontaneous campaign which quickly turns malicious.
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 6 Feb 2014