Bobby Ciraldo

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Bobby Ciraldo (born 1974 in Skokie, Illinois) is a filmmaker and web-based artist whose works include Hamlet A.D.D., William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet,[1][2][3] the production of Frankie Latina's Modus Operandi, and a music video for Leslie and the Ly's called "Zombie Killer" (featuring Elvira).[4] He attended Grinnell College and later collaborated with Chris Smith, Ray Chi, and Scott Reeder to create, a precursor to MySpace and YouTube.

His Milwaukee-based production company Special Entertainment is co-owned by collaborator Andrew Swant. Ciraldo's films have won first prize at Milwaukee's 24-hour Film Festival in 2005 and 2007, and he has exhibited work at New York's White Columns gallery. According to the Internet Movie Database, he has worked as a computer programmer and holds two patents (one in the U.S. and one in Europe). Ciraldo co-created a broadcast television show with Andrew Swant and David Robbins called Something Theater, which has been airing since early 2009.


  1. ^ [1] The City Paper, By Ron Wynn (February 11, 2009), "Shatner beaming down to Nashville Film Festival", accessed 02-19-2009
  2. ^ [2][permanent dead link] CNN Money (February 12, 2009), "Big Screen Entertainment Group and William Shatner to Walk the Red Carpet at Nashville International Film Festival", accessed 02-19-2009
  3. ^ [3] The Tennessean, By Dave Paulson (February 11, 2009), "William Shatner will bring documentary to Nashville film fest = Star's movie tracks creation of a ballet", accessed 01-19-2009
  4. ^ Milwaukee Decider Archived February 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. by DJ Hostettler (February 5, 2009), "Screening Room: Andrew Swant and Bobby Ciraldo", accessed 02-09-2009

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