Block Telesales Calls NOW
Receive no more
Cousins Harlan (William Hurt, l.) and Marlon (Keanu Reeves) are drug-befuddled incompetents hired to kill a philandering husband in the comic love story "I LOVE YOU TO DEATH," a Tri-Star Pictures presentation of a Chestnut Hill Production of a Lawrence Kasdan Film. Kasdan directed the film, which was produced by Jeffrey Lurie and Ron Moler and written by John Kostmayer. The executive producers are Charles Okun and Michael Grillo.
MICHAEL GRILLO is executive producer/first assistant director of "I Love You to Death." The Los Angeles native is a graduate of California State University at Northridge, the Universal Studios mail room and the DGA training program.
In such varied capacities as assistant director, producer and second unit director, Grillo has worked on more than 20 feature films, including "Young Frankenstein," "The Towering Inferno," "New York, New York," "The Deer Hunter," "Breaking Away," "Heaven's Gate," "Cat People," "Young Doctors in Love," "The Woman in Red" and "Irreconcilable Differences."
Grillo has worked on all of director Lawrence Kasdan's films, starting as the first assistant director on "Body Heat." He was assistant director on "The Big Chill," executive producer/assistant director on "Silverado," co-producer/assistant director on "Cross My Heart," which Kasdan produced, and producer/assistant director on "The Accidental Tourist."
Currently Grillo is producing the comedy "Defending Your Life," directed and written by Albert Brooks, who stars with Meryl Streep, Lee Grant and Rip Torn.
Director of photography OWEN ROIZMAN, A.S.C., was born and raised in New York City. His father was a cinematographer who did newsreels for Fox Movietone News and later shot commercials and TV shows.
Roizman attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and started in show business as an assistant cameraman on TV commercials in New York. After spending some time freelancing, Roizman was hired by MPO Videotronics, at that time the largest commercial company in the world. He moved up to operator and then first cameraman, remaining on staff for 10 years.
In 1969, Roizman moved into features and was recognized for the documentary style of realism that he brought to dramas such as "The French Connection," for which he received the first of four Academy Award nominations.
Roizman's subsequent Oscar nominations were for "The Exorcist," "Network" and "Tootsie." His numerous other films include "Play It Again, Sam," "The Heartbreak Kid," "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," "Three Days of the Condor," "The Return of a Man Called Horse," "Straight Time," "The Electric Horseman," "True Confessions," "Absence of Malice," "Taps" and "Vision Quest."
In 1983, Roizman formed a commercial production company, Roizman and Associates, and spent the next five and a half years concentrating on directing and shooting commercials. "I Love You to Death" represents his return to feature films. Roizman is also the director of photography on the upcoming "Havana," directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford.
Production designer LILLY KILVERT was raised in Providence, R.I., and began her career as a photographer in New York. Her interest in set design was sparked while she was building sets for magazine layouts.
To learn the fine points of drafting and rendering, Kilvert enrolled in the Lester Polakov School for Theater Arts. Her first film was "Alambrista," directed by Robert Young, on which she did set design as well as wardrobe, makeup, painting and special effects makeup.
After working on small films in New York for seven years, Kilvert moved to Los Angeles to work on more mainstream features. Her credits include "The Sure Thing," "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Ruthless People," "Surrender," "Worth Winning" and the upcoming "Late for Dinner," directed by W.D. Richter.