Philip Di Fiore is an award winning filmmaker. His first film, Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth was about the otherworldly keyboard/synth genius of Parliament Funkadelic & Talking Heads. The film features David Byrne, Mos Def, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. It won best film awards in the U.S. and Europe before receiving a special screening at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Stranger is currently available on Amazon and Netflix.
Di Fiore’s music videos have been described as thrilling, cinematic and beyond the cutting edge. His mind bending narrative videos In the City and Old Friend drew comparisons to the work David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock and Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. His Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings music videos were likened to treasures of 1970’s street cinema- blaxplotiation classic Across 110th Street and Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets.
Di Fiore has made films and videos for vanguard record labels DFA, Daptone, Fat Possum, Atlantic and Island Records. He also has been commissioned to produce and direct original live music series for Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply, JetBlue, Spotify, and Brooklyn Bowl. His work has premiered on Vevo, Pitchfork, Noisey, The Fader, IFC, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, Funny or Die, VH1, and MTV, RAI (Italy), and Arte (France/Germany).
In 2008, Di Fiore founded The Rumpus Room, a three thousand square foot film production studio and analog recording studio in Brooklyn. In addition to serving as his workshop, The Rumpus Room was a hub for musicians and filmmakers throughout the decade. It was there that Di Fiore began hosting and emceeing the Recording Parties- an invitational mix of his musician friends (and friends of friends) for a night of eating, drinking, socializing and recording improvised music.
Di Fiore lives in Brooklyn, New York where he continues to write, produce and direct.