Harley Di Nardo
Harley Di Nardo is the creator, executive producer, director, writer, and lead actor of the short film "Weathered Storms," which premiered at the prestigious Soho House in New York City in 2016, was an official selection of the Soho Short Film Festival, and was recently selected as film of the month for the Oasis Short Film Screening Series. "Weathered Storms" features a couple trapped in a New York City loft forced to work out their marital differences during a raging storm. Di Nardo is also developing a feature film, "Dead Envy," about an aging rock artist's disastrous recruitment of a mysterious young talent, which is currently in post production. He previously served as creator, executive producer, and director of music videos "GO" by the band Born Pilot, OWEL's “Every Good Boy Does Fine", and two feature film teaser trailers. Di Nardo also performed in the MTV pilot “I Just Want My Pants Back.
Prior to his work in film, Di Nardo had a successful career as a musician in New York City, first as the lead singer and songwriter for the band Closer, signed to Irving Azoff's label Revolution Records/Warner Bros., and later with White Light Motorcade, signed to Maroon 5's label Octone/BMG. Closer's debut album was well-reviewed and they toured with Supergrass, Love Spit Love, Chumbawamba, Edwyn Collins, and Peter Hook of Joy Division. White Light Motorcade's critically-acclaimed first album "Thank You, Goodnight" led to tours with bands including Keane, Rooney, The Donna's, Alice Cooper, Ok Go, and Ash, as well as appearing on the MTV/CMJ Advanced Warning Tour alongside The Mooney Suzuki and The Raveonettes. White Light Motorcade’s songs have been featured on television shows Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, History Detectives, Bravo’s Flipping Out, MTV’s True Life, VH1 World Series Poker, MTV2 Room Raiders, Hey Paula(UK), and Travel Channel’s 1000 Places to See Before You Die. In addition, Di Nardo scored music for Adrian Grenier’s SHFT documentary series for Virgin Atlantic flights and has also composed music for various TV ads.
Di Nardo's filmmaking style incorporates his rock n' roll aesthetic as well as a sophisticated use of music and sound in storytelling.