A graduate of Northwestern
University with a Masters degree in Film Production from
the University of Southern California, Rusty Gorman showed
much versatility early in his career, directing a wide
range of projects - from a sports-themed short film
entitled Sportsman's Field, which took high honors at the
Chicago Access Film Festival, Houston International Film
Festival, and the Canadian International Film Festival, to
a CD-ROM interactive game film for Atari and Warner
Brothers, a rock video and numerous industrial/promotional
films followed by the co-production of three short comic
films with actor/director Chris Elliott for the David
Rusty also proved to be a
success at directing commercials, working with clients
Z. Cavaricci, Zodiac Footwear, Maneuvers, The Chicago
Wolves and The American Health Network.
Nine of his spots aired
nationally including Teva Sports Sandal's "Free Your Feet"
a prestigious Telly award.
moved on to motion pictures when he worked as the marine
unit director of the movie MADISON starring Jim Caviezel
in 2001, directing the critical boat-race finale of the
picture. Continuing his career writing screenplays - a
screenplay based on the 1924 US Olympic
Rugby team, screen adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel,
Food of the Gods for producers Hal Lieberman and Jonathan
Mostow, original screenplay First Ghost for Sony Pictures
and producer Doug Wick, Rusty then wrote and directed
a feature-length narrative film starring Haley Joel
Osment, named HOME OF THE GIANTS.
He followed his first
full-feature motion picture with a presentation pilot for
reality TV show titled Hotel California.