Director: Bill Fishman

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Bio

Bill Fishman created Fallout Films In 1984 As An Independent Production Company Set Up To Produce His Own Music Videos And Later Feature Films, And Ever Since Has Been Dedicated To Challenging The Great James Brown For The Rights To The Epithet, “The Hardest Working Man In Show Business.”         Directing music videos for such diverse acts as The Ramones, Good Charlotte, Wilco, Hank Williams Jr. w/Kid Rock,The Brand New Heavies, George Clinton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Geggy Tah, Bootsy Collins, Georgia Satellites, Sir Mix-A-Lot and The Jayhawks, allowed Bill to develop the keen sense of humor and style that helped him garner the 2003 MTV V.M.A.’s Viewer’s Choice Award for Good Charlotte’s, “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous” and the Country Music Association’s “Best Video” Award two consecutive years for his work with Hank Williams Jr. His video for punk rockers Suicidal Tendencies’ “Institutionalized” was displayed in the Portland Museum of Art during a multi-media exhibit celebrating modern dadaism. Having attended some of the top film schools, including N.Y.U., S.F. Art Institute, SUNY at Purchase, UCLA and A.F.I., Bill made his big screen writing and directorial debut in 1988 with the celebrated feature film “Tapeheads”, starring John Cusack and Tim Robbins, which went on to capture both the “Prix de Public” and “Gran Prix” awards at Switzerland’s Val D’Isere Film Festival. The film also launched lasting friendships between the maverick director, Cusack, and Ebbe Roe Smith (“Falling Down”). Bill and Ebbe went on to co-write the screenplays “Dreaming of Babylon” and “Car 54, Where Are You?”, which Bill, also, directed, starring David Johansen, Rosie O’Donnell, Fran Drescher, Danny Baldwin and Jeremy Piven for Orion Pictures. Bill went on to develop and produce the successful, as well as, critically acclaimed film, “Posse”, starring Mario Van Peebles, Billy Zane and Stephen Baldwin. He then directed the feature film “Desperate But Not Serious”, starring Christine Taylor, Paget Brewster, John Corbett and Claudia Schiffer. Bill’s feature “My Dinner With Jimi”, a film about a particularly raucous night during 1967 spent in London with The Turtles, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, starring Academy Award nominated actor, Justin Henry, Royale Watkins and George Wendt. “My Dinner With Jimi” premiered at the 2003 Slamdunk Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where it received the Best Screenplay Award. The Asheville Film Festival in North Carolina awarded the film Best Feature Film. Bill just finished producing Fallout’s latest feature film, “Underdogs”.

Credits

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Airbourne – “Blonde Bad and Beautiful”
  • Airbourne – “Bottom Of The Well”
  • Arthur Baker – “Talk It Over”
  • Blessid Union Of Souls – “I Wanna Be There”
  • Bobby Jimmy and the Critters – “Roaches”
  • Bootsy Collins – “Party On Plastic”
  • The Blank Theory – “Middle of Nowhere” (from the feature “Final Destination 2”)
  • The Breakfast Club – “Drive My Car”
  • The Brand New Heavies – “You Are The Universe”
  • The Brand New Heavies with Q-Tip – “Sometimes”
  • Cassandra Denver – “Cornfields”
  • Cassandra Denver – “I Don’t Know Why”
  • Cristofani – “Might Have To Go Crazy”
  • Eve 6 – “Victoria”
  • Foxy Shazam – “I Like It”
  • Frickin’ A – “Trend”
  • Geggy Tah – “Whoever You Are”
  • George Clinton – “Do Fries Go With That Shake”
  • The Georgia Satellites – “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”
  • The Georgia Satellites – “Myth Of Love”
  • The Georgia Satellites – “Shake That Thang”
  • Good Charlotte – “Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous”
  • Grandmaster Flash – “Style”
  • Hank Williams Jr. – “Young Country”
  • Hank Williams Jr. with Kid Rock – “Naked Women and Beer”
  • Hank Williams Jr. with Van Halen – “My Name Is Bocephus”
  • Infectious Grooves – “Cousin Randy”
  • Jayhawks – “Big Star”
  • Joyce Irby/Doug E. Fresh – “Mr. D.J.”
  • Keaton Simons – “Good Things Get Better”
  • King Gordy – “Nightmares (Don’t Let Me Fall Asleep)”
  • L.A. Dream Team – “Nursery Rhymes”
  • Los Amigos Invisible – “Sexy”
  • Megadeth – “The Right To Go Insane”
  • Moloko – “Fun For Me”
  • The Monkees – “Heart and Soul”
  • New Edition – “Girl”
  • The Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated
  • The Ramones – “Pet Semetary”
  • The Ramones – “Something to Believe In”
  • The Sharks – “Only Time Will Tell”
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Big Johnson”
  • Sir Mix A Lot – “Carz”
  • Stop – “Wake Up”
  • Suicidal Tendencies – “Institutionalized”
  • Suicidal Tendencies – “Institutionalized ’94”
  • Suicidal Tendencies – “Possessed to Skate”
  • Suicidal Tendencies – “Trip to the Brain”
  • Theory Of A Deadman – “Bitch Came Back”
  • Theory Of A Deadman – “Hate My Life”
  • Theory Of A Deadman – “Hurricane”
  • The Three O’Clock – “Jet Fighter”
  • Train – “If Its Love”
  • Train “Save Me San Francisco”
  • Tomeka – “Girlfriend”
  • Wilco – “Outta Site (Outta Mind)”
  • Wilco – “Shot In The Arm”
  • Zoe Scott – “Hard Habit To Break”
  • III Frum Tha Soul – “Black Superman”

FEATURE FILMS

  • “Tapeheads” (Director/Writer) John Cusack, Tim Robbins
  • “Car 54, Where Are You?” (Director) David Johansen, Rosie O’Donnell,
  • Fran Drescher, John C. McGinley
  • “Posse” (Exec. Producer) Mario Van Pebbles, Stephen Baldwin, Billy Zane
  • “Desperate But Not Serious” (Director) Christine Taylor, Paget Brewster,
  • Claudia Schiffer, John Corbett
  • “My Dinner With Jimi” (Director) – Justin Henry, George Wendt, Royale Watkins, John Corbett, Curtis Armstrong

COMMERCIALS

  • Jim Rome “Welcome To The Jungle”
  • Jim Rome “Christmas” (Home Shopping Network parody)
  • KCRW “Electrifying Radio”
  • Virgin Mobile “The White Stripes – Live and In Flight”

TELEVISION

  • “The Monkee’s Television Special ’97” – ABC
  • “One Saturday Morning” / “The Monkey Boys” – ABC / DISNEY

AWARDS

  • Billboard Awards – Winner Best Independent Music Video: Stop
  • M.T.V. Video Awards – Nominated for Best New Artist: Georgia Satellites
  • Country Music Association – Winner Best Music Video: Hank Williams Jr.
  • Academy of Country Music – Winner Best Music Video: Hank Williams Jr.
  • Festival Du Cinema, Val D’isere – Winner Grand Prix/Prix Du Public: “Tapeheads”
  • N.Y. Independent Film Fest – Best Romantic Comedy: “Desperate But Not Serious”
  • Slamdunk Film Festival – Winner Best Screenplay: “My Dinner With Jimi”
  • M.T.V. Video Music Awards – Winner Viewer’s Choice Award: Good Charlotte
  • M.T.V. Video Music Awards – Nominated for Best Rock Video: Good Charlotte
  • M.T.V. Video Music Awards – Nominated for Best Group Video: Good Charlotte
  • Asheville N.C. Film Festival – Winner Best Feature Film: “My Dinner With Jimi”

Desperate But Not Serious car_fifty_four_where_are_you My Dinner with Jimi