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Dominic Mercurio


VIDEO PRODUCER. WRITER. DIRECTOR. EDITOR. MUSICIAN.

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Dominic Mercurio


VIDEO PRODUCER. WRITER. DIRECTOR. EDITOR. MUSICIAN.

 

ABOUT

Dominic Mercurio is a San Francisco based award-winning filmmaker, video editor, and musician. His latest project, a stunning one-take music video he directed for Foxtails Brigade’s single “Far Away and Long Ago”, was awarded Best Music Video at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival 2015 and was featured on music blogs such as PopMatters and The Bay Bridged.

Far Away and Long Ago continues his recent trend of writing, directing and editing music videos such as an award-winning performance music video for The Family of Man, and an abstract microscopic music video for ElectroSonic Chamber. He also edited the short film Catch The Clock (NYCIFF Official Selection), the award-winning period piece Lockwood, and directed a commercial for the Yes on Prop 19 campaign.

Dominic’s narrative short film work such as the 30-minute Nuclear Family, which was screened in SF theaters in 2011, celebrates the oddness of ordinary people. Using subtle humor and unflinching insight, he aims to peel back layers of normalcy to unmask themes such as obsession, dysfunction and redemption.

Outside of film, he plays drums in two Oakland-based bands: Foxtails Brigade and Ghost Town Jenny. He has played at major venues and festivals across San Francisco and beyond; such as The Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, El Rey, Noise Pop, and SXSW.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dominic has a B.S. in Digital Film and Video Production from the Art Institute of California – San Francisco.

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FEATURED WORK


MUSIC VIDEOS. SHORT FILMS. LIVE PERFORMANCE.

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FEATURED WORK


MUSIC VIDEOS. SHORT FILMS. LIVE PERFORMANCE.

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Contact


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Contact


contact me at dominicmercurio@gmail.com

or find me on the following social platforms

[We Are Not Ourselves] screams cute with its wall of guinea pig portraits and ‘50s all-American girl wardrobe... until you see the blood and dark magic and the question-raising gift box... Drummer Dominic Mercurio does double duty as director of the music video... It’s a modern day Grimms’ fairytale of a doppelganger’s ability to dupe even those closest to you, complementing the song’s orchestral pop peppered with flashes of yelping and chaos.
— Billboard
Beautiful, soulful, and just a little otherworldly. There’s a tight simplicity at the core of both this song [Flames and Figures] and its video: a voice, a woman, an empty room, piano notes spiraling upward.
— PopMatters
Combining cheeky Americana imagery (like a fanatically distorted depiction of “Leave It to Beaver”) with a touch of Dostoevsky’s eerie novella “The Double,” [We Are Not Ourselves] is a frightening and fascinating descent into the murderous thoughts and deadly fantasies normally suppressed by the stiflingly artificial veneer of everyday life. It’s the id run amok, finally unrestrained by the petty chains of morality and conscience. If the video doesn’t freak you out too much, you’ll definitely enjoy the dark comedy and bitter playfulness of it all.
— The Bay Bridged
[We Are Not Ourselves is] a Vincent Price meets Tim Burton world of chilling horror and bloodcurdling macabre...It’s OK if you need to watch with your hands covering your eyes.
— Music Savage
If a young Stanley Kubrick had directed a version of Alice In Wonderland it would probably look a lot like the new music video for Foxtails Brigade’s latest single “Far Away And Long Ago”. The creepy scenery and horrific, faceless socialites are the perfect match for the song’s warped orchestral sonics and dreamy vocals. Filmed in one shot in a crazy-looking mansion, this is a video that demands multiple viewings.
— Audiocred
Before finding Dominic, we worked with several videographers. Hands-down Dominic is the best videographer we’ve worked with. Since joining us 3+ years ago he has produced over 900 videos. Dominic can do everything from script writing, directing, shooting, lighting, editing, and more. His work has made our product more understandable and approachable to our customers.
— Karen Johnson | Senior Marketing Manager at TCI