ANTHONY
LAMOLINARA
ANTHONY
LAMOLINARA
A multi-talented writer/director, painter/sculptor, cameraman, animator, and musician.
 “Once Upon a Time” (2017) was his directing debut in China, followed by writing/directing “You Can, You Up” (2018).  And writing/directing “Triangle” (pre-production)(2020).

He won an Academy Award® (2005) for "Spider-Man 2", as well as a nomination for "Spider-Man" and two British Academy nominations.
Mr. LaMolinara bought his first film camera at the age of 8, and began his professional career in 1975 as a freelance lighting cameraman, working on documentaries (Ravi Shankar, Theodore Bundy, Angela Davis), commercials and independent films around the world.
In 1986 he joined Will Vinton Productions where he was animator/director for the California Dancing Raisins commercials (one of the most successful ad campaigns in history).  In addition, he served as animator/director on the Emmy Award winning TV special "Claymation Christmas Celebration", and Michael Jackson music video “Speed Demon”.
A multi-talented writer/director, painter/sculptor, cameraman, animator, and musician.
 “Once Upon a Time” (2017) was his directing debut in China, followed by writing/directing “You Can, You Up” (2018).  And writing/directing “Triangle” (pre-production)(2020).

He won an Academy Award® (2005) for "Spider-Man 2", as well as a nomination for "Spider-Man" and two British Academy nominations.
Mr. LaMolinara bought his first film camera at the age of 8, and began his professional career in 1975 as a freelance lighting cameraman, working on documentaries (Ravi Shankar, Theodore Bundy, Angela Davis), commercials and independent films around the world.
In 1986 he joined Will Vinton Productions where he was animator/director for the California Dancing Raisins commercials (one of the most successful ad campaigns in history).  In addition, he served as animator/director on the Emmy Award winning TV special "Claymation Christmas Celebration", and Michael Jackson music video “Speed Demon”.
In 1991, Mr. LaMolinara opened Clay Pigeon Studios in Montreal and Toronto.  These studios produced commercials and the half-hour TV special "Johann's Gift to Christmas."
Director on the CG feature "Final Fantasy" (1996) for Square USA.  Mr. LaMolinara was also an animation director at VIFX (Twentieth Century Fox Digital Effects) where he worked on "Planet Ice", "Blade" and "T-Rex."

His animation experience includes  "Toy Story" (1995), "Stuart Little" (1999, Academy Award® nominee, Best Visual Effects), "Hollow Man" (2000, Academy Award® nominee, Best Visual Effects), and the development of "Avatar".
He wrote and directed the award winning live-action short "Lonesome Matador" (2004).
2006 took him to Italy to write/direct the feature “Topino”, and an award winning music video “Alibi” for Italian singer, Mina.
His Novel, LO CHEF, un storia di carne e di amore, was published in Italy in 2009.
In Sardegna 2017, he wrote/directed "Iskída".
He is now in development (as writer/director/producer) on “Sea of Change”, a drama set in Salento, Italy.
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In 1991, Mr. LaMolinara opened Clay Pigeon Studios in Montreal and Toronto.  These studios produced commercials and the half-hour TV special "Johann's Gift to Christmas."
Director on the CG feature "Final Fantasy" (1996) for Square USA.  Mr. LaMolinara was also an animation director at VIFX (Twentieth Century Fox Digital Effects) where he worked on "Planet Ice", "Blade" and "T-Rex."

His animation experience includes  "Toy Story" (1995), "Stuart Little" (1999, Academy Award® nominee, Best Visual Effects), "Hollow Man" (2000, Academy Award® nominee, Best Visual Effects), and the development of "Avatar".
He wrote and directed the award winning live-action short "Lonesome Matador" (2004).
2006 took him to Italy to write/direct the feature “Topino”, and an award winning music video “Alibi” for Italian singer, Mina.
His Novel, LO CHEF, un storia di carne e di amore, was published in Italy in 2009.
In Sardegna 2017, he wrote/directed "Iskída".
He is now in development (as writer/director/producer) on “Sea of Change”, a drama set in Salento, Italy.
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FILMOGRAPHY
Clash of the Dinosaurs (TV Mini-Series documentary) (animation director - 4 episodes)
Perfect Predators (animation director: Mokko Studio - uncredited)
Generations (animation director: Mokko Studio)
Extreme Survivors (animation director: Mokko Studio)
The Defenders (animation director: Mokko Studio)
Spider-Man 2 (animation director)
Spider-Man (animation director: Sony Pictures Imageworks)
L'uomo senza ombra (animation supervisor: SPI)
T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (animation director: SPI)
The Chubbchubbs! (Short) (animator)
Stuart Little - Un topolino in gamba (lead animator)
Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story (Video Game) (animator - as Anthony B. LaMolinara)
Toy Story - Il mondo dei giocattoli (animator - as Anthony B. Lamolinara)
Johann's Gift to Christmas (TV Short) (animator)
A Claymation Christmas Celebration (TV Special short) (animator)
Once Upon a Time
Lonesome Matador (Short)
Johann's Gift to Christmas (TV Short) (assistant director: animation - as Anthony B. Lamolinara)
Making the Amazing (Video documentary) (special thanks)
Spider-Man 2: Visual Effects Breakdown (Video documentary short)

Spider-Man 2: With Great Effort, Comes Great Recognition (Video documentary short)

The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)

Making the Amazing (Video documentary)
AWARDS
Winner 77th Academy Awards - Spider-Man 2

75th Academy Awards - Nominated for Spider-Man

71st Academy Award – Nominated for Hollow Man
Visual Effects Society Awards Nominated for Spider-Man 2
British Academy Film Awards Nomination for Spider-Man

British Academy Film Awards Nomination for Spider-Man 2
Winner Saturn Award, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, for Spider-Man 2

Nominated Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, Saturn Award for Spider-Man
Satellite Awards Nominated, Golden Satellite Award for Spider-Man 2
Gold Derby Awards Nominated for Spider-Man 2
Winner Online Film & Television Association for, OFTA Film Award for Spider-Man 2

Nominated Online Film & Television Association, OFTA Film Award for Spider-Man

Nominated International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) for Spider-Man

Nominated Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, PFCS Award for Spider-Man

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