Jeremy Dylan Lanni is an award-winning writer-director educated at Boston University, where he graduated summa cum laude in English Literature, and Yale University, where he earned two masters degrees in Renaissance Studies. Lanni's first film was a modern-day tragedy called Nobody Beats Charlie. The film was made on a micro-budget and won a $55,000 post-production grant from the Digital Media Center in Portland, Oregon. Lanni then made two short films based upon works of literature. The first was an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's horror story "The Tell-Tale Heart." Lanni's version, called Tell-Tale Art, is a black comedy featuring a disturbing score by composer Dick Wagner of Lou Reed and Alice Cooper fame. Lanni's second literary adaptation Under There was inspired by Wordsworth's poem "We Are Seven." Under There is a metaphysical comedy starring Richard Edson (Stranger than Paradise, Do the Right Thing) and Jasmine Anthony (Commander in Chief, Stephen King's 1408). In 2006 Tell-Tale Art won a Peer Award at the Dragon*Con Film Festival and in 2007 Under There won first prize in its category at what is arguably the world's most prestigious short film festival - International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In 2008 Lanni's feature-length screenplay A Spy in Hell reached the Quarterfinal Round of the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Lanni then made two short films featuring well-known actors from film and television. A Woman in the West features three familiar faces from the HBO series Deadwood - Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games, Deadwood, Caprica), Peter Jason (Deadwood, The Other Side of the Wind) and Larry Cedar (Deadwood, Hollywoodland, The Crazies); and A Reuben By Any Other Name features brilliant performances from Jasmine Anthony (Stephen King's 1408, Commander in Chief), Anita Barone (The War at Home, Daddio), Paul Ben-Victor (In Plain Sight, Entourage), Larry Cedar (Deadwood, Hollywoodland, The Crazies), Alanna Ubach (Hung, Legally Blonde), and Matt Winston (John from Cincinnati, Little Miss Sunshine). Lanni's current short film "Heal Thyself" is a "sick" little satire starring Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Dark Knight) as a morally challenged doctor thriving in America's profit-driven health care system. Roberts' hilarious turn as the cynical Dr. Cash is complimented by stellar performances from Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Natural Born Killers), Peter Jason (Deadwood, Adaptation), Sarah Glendening (All My Children, As the World Turns), Cory Scarborough (War Flowers, Raging Bull II) and Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey (After the Fall).