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Birth Place: Profession: director, screenwriter

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Rising director who came out of TV commercials, to helm "Celtic Pride," the 1996 comedy which starred Daniel Stern, Damon Wayans and Dan Aykroyd in the story of two die-hard Boston basketball fans who kidnap the star player of an opposing team. Tom DeCerchio first won notice for his commercial spots plugging Bud Light beer, Snapple Beverages, and the anti-smoking campaign he handled for the California Department of Health Services. His first short film, "Nunzio's Second Cousin," starred Vincent D'Onofrio as a gay cop who brings a gay basher for dinner at the home of his mother (Eileen Brennan). The film was well received at film festivals when it debuted in 1994. DeCerchio has also written unproduced screenplays for Renny Harlin, Disney, and John McTiernan.

Rising director who came out of TV commercials, to helm "Celtic Pride," the 1996 comedy which starred Daniel Stern, Damon Wayans and Dan Aykroyd in the story of two die-hard Boston basketball fans who kidnap the star player of an opposing team. Tom DeCerchio first won notice for his commercial spots plugging Bud Light beer, Snapple Beverages, and the anti-smoking campaign he handled for the California Department of Health Services. His first short film, "Nunzio's Second Cousin," starred Vincent D'Onofrio as a gay cop who brings a gay basher for dinner at the home of his mother (Eileen Brennan). The film was well received at film festivals when it debuted in 1994. DeCerchio has also written unproduced screenplays for Renny Harlin, Disney, and John McTiernan.

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  Nunzio's Second Cousin (1997) Director
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  Celtic Pride (1996) Director

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Began career working in advertising agencies in Detroit and Chicago
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Moved to NYC and hired by Chiat/Day
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Formed advertising agency with partner Bryan Buckley; later sold agency when both decided to pursue filmmaking careers
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Directed TV renowned TV commercials for Bud Light, the California Department of Health Services, others
1994:
Directed short film, "Nunzio's Second Cousin"
1996:
Made feature film directorial debut with "Celtic Pride"
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Education

Dearborn High School: Dearborn , Michigan -
Western Michigan University: Kalamazoo , Michigan -
Western Michigan University: Kalamazoo , Michigan -

Notes

"He is a great storyteller and has a good eye for casting. Tom is too big for 30-second work." -- Joe Sciarrotta, principal agency creative behind the Bud Light commercials in The Hollywood Reporter, Commercial Production Special Issue 1994.

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