Anthony Rocco

Personal Info

  • Birth Name: Anthony Rocco Arismendi
  • Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)


Anthony was born in Provo, Utah on the coldest day of 1987. A son of an undercover FBI agent, he learned from an early age to portray the family cover story with conviction upon each move to a new city, every 18 months. (2009) Named New York City’s New Filmmaker of 2009 by the Anthology Film Archives for his first feature film, Speculum. The film premiered at the Landmark East Village Pioneer Cinema in fall of 2008. (2009) Graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (2009) Performed in Movie Star Needs a Movie, a multimedia performance art show directed by Jack Ferver that ran at the Abrams Art Center as part of the APAP conference (2010) Became a founding member of the Brain Factory, a performance art company featuring contemporary dance and electro-acoustic cello synthesized with video. Additional co-founders include Chris Lancaster and Jason Akira Somma. (2010) Co-produced a live variety show, Time Stands Still, that ran at the Abrams Art Center. Reminiscent of Liberace-style performance, Chris Lancaster directed this ensemble spanning opera and rock and roll, as well as a multimedia performance by the Brian Factory. (2010) Awarded the 2010 Golden Reel for his experimental feature documentary, Inbetween, that premiered as part the NYU/Tisch Alumni Directors series. (2011) Performed with The Brain Factory at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris under the direction of Jason Akira Somma. (2011) Cinematographer for Sister, an experimental film directed and choreographed by Isabel Lewis. Produced in Berlin by Dance New Amsterdam, the film premiered in 2012 at the company’s headquarters in New York City. (2011) Produced and directed a short film, The Meadows, invited to premiere at the first annual Black Rock City Film Festival in 2011. (2011) Provided “craft services” for a 100-person team that built, managed, destroyed, and removed all traces of the Trojan Horse, a 60-foot temporary art installation that shaped the skyline at Burning Man.


Trailers & Videos


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