|The son of a
piano teacher mom, and "the
first man in Brooklyn with a hi-fi" dad, Kerry learned to appreciate
music and the arts early in life. Ultimately, it led him to study music
and theater arts at SUNY at Stony Brook (SUSB) where he graduated cum
Following college, he spent a year working as a program coordinator at
the Stony Brook Student Union where he scheduled performing artists,
oversaw workshops and supervised the video club. However, not
content with simply managing others, he left to become a founding
of Long Island's Pastel Mime Company, a troupe formed by former
students of the SUSB Theater Department. They traveled much of the
eastern United States performing and conducting master classes at
colleges, public schools, cultural centers and summer camps.
After several years, he followed the admonition to "Go west, young
man!" and moved to California where he was involved in designing,
building and operating audio-visual and video systems. Having helped
his dad assemble their hi-fis and stereos in his youth, Kerry was very
comfortable with a soldering iron and he knew his "gozintas and
It was there that he was hired to help wire up a new video facility and
he got his first taste of professional video production which he
learned "on the job".
His early work in Los Angeles included "The Mike Douglas Show", local
commercials and home video titles. It was after returning to the New
York Metropolitan area that his credits expanded to include dozens of
documentaries, scores of episodes of broadcast and cable television
series, and hundreds of hours of public relations and corporate videos.
Among these are the award-winning
five-screen industrial video Chaos
Consulting, the New York Film Festival
point of purchase video for Limited
Edition Watches, the Cine
in Action series, and the Emmy
childrens show, Cyberchase.