when steven soderbergh won his academy award for traffic and dedicated it to everyone out there who spends part of every day making things up, chris gerolmo danced in his living room and cackled: i do that!
he wrote mississippi burning & miles from home. he wrote and directed the witness & citizen x. with steven bochco, he executive produced the fx series about the war in iraq, over there, wrote and directed the pilot and the last episode, and wrote most of the rest of the show.
he also wrote & sang the title song & made his first record that year, i’m your daddy. since then, he’s released a series of singles that add up to an ep called man on fire, will soon release a live album called chris gerolmo & step one live on brave new radio, and is finishing another ep dedicated to the memory of his wife, called a record for joan.
he’s inordinately proud that his song, over there, was nominated for an emmy, although his tv and movie work has been nominated for and won all kinds of awards, including oscars, emmys, cable aces, baftas, edgar allen poes, golden globes & silver bears. in fact, he mostly writes, in his friend producer laura bickford’s inimitable phrase, “awardsy-type shows”.
in the last few years, he’s also started writing a series of children’s books for grownups about the most difficult of subjects, the ones most often shrouded in illusion and denial, including death for beginners, about the death of his wife joan, and the end of the world for beginners, about all the threats to the planet and the race that are out there right now.
he has a new band called chris gerolmo & g.o.d. they go into the studio to record new material in late January 2011.