It's with great sadness that we report that one our key colloborators for over 30 years, Joe Piazzo passed away on December 23rd 2017.  American Montage, Inc. would not be the company it is or have the high quality body of work it has without Joe.  We had just worked together filming Lee Breuer's "Glass Guignol" this past Thursday December 21st.

Joe was one of my best friends.  I had known him since we were teenagers. He was part of the same high school video program, Project Blueberry and went to School of Visual Arts with me. He was a brilliant designer, cameraman, filmmaker, special effects artist, web designer and engineer. 

He could design and build a house from soup to nuts; construction, plumbing, electrical and finishing work.His amazing gothic manor in Agawam, Mass is a testament do his talent and skill. 

He had a deep knowledge of cinema and had high standards for his work. He and I did numerous commercials, documentaries and independent films. Most of all he was generous, kind and a beautiful person. I will post videos of his work as a tribute to this amazing and gifted person. For me he leaves a great big hole in my heart. 

Enjoy the screening room on the other side Joe!

Please post remembrances on Joe's Facebook page.

Project Blueberry  - one his first videos (he had made numerous Super 8 films as a lad too).

Here's a reel of just a small bit Joe's body work including the never before seen film "The Men's Store" that was shot in 1983!

As always I want to thanks all of our clients and friends for the work and support. Looking forward to a great  2018.


Joe Piazzo, Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Wolfsohn, Ron Magliozzi, Sophie Cavoulacos, Lee Breuer, Maude Mitchell, Gian Claudio Guiducci, Joette Spinelli, Kathy Mangan, Kevin Malony, Henrietta Weekes, Frank Linkoff, Brent Owens, Lisa Stroshine, Andre Degas, Steven Meyer, Argot Murelius, Dave Bernstein, Greg Trimmer, Mark Carron, Tim Aliosio, Robert Morrison, Hugo Zapata, Bruce Birnbaum, Ed Katz, Bruce Teed, Eric Teed, Rachel Reichman, Andy Rees, Frank Holliday, Warrington Hudlin, Eric Schefter,  Andre Degas, Ignacio Valero, Jon Higgins, Soma Holiday, Robert Huot, Chris Tanner, Joan Braderman, Steve Ausbury, Eric Johnson, Michael Holman, Rene Cruz, Barry Shils, Ann Magnuson, William Fleet Lively, Tom Ashley, Mark Durand, Kiki Miyake, Joey Land, Jonathan David, Jeff, Lee and Brad Rothberg, M. Henry Jones, Matt Karol, Susan Luftman, Peter Hall, Bob Frye, Timbery Whitfield, Daisy Wright,  Larry Scharf, Dick Fontaine, Gilles Peress, Sheila Nevins, Joe Ahlbum, Paul Gambino, Richard Swearit, Alex Van Perfall, Pter Nolan Smith, Jamie Levy, Dick Quinlan,  Harris Skibell, Sativa Peterson, Scott Cookson, Shawn Hughey, Madeline Altmann, Ben Williams, Nora Szilagy, Mike Smith, Laura LeBleu, Emilie Agniel, Steven Guiliano, Emily Shaw, Fred Hatt, Michael Overn, Jason Goodman, Marc Clapham& Katie Marsh, Frank Rossi,Jonathan Wolfsohn, Raul Correa, Lisa Fontanarosa, Jill Feyer, Jeff Lunger, LeRoy Neiman, Diery Prudent, Galt MacDermott, Rev. William Purdy, Sir Thomas Moore, Robert MacNamara, James Callanan, Ilkka, Ray Weiderhold, Joe Ahlbum, Tim Buckholz, Stephen Speliotis, Andrea Freshman, Franco Sacchi, Bill Lustig, Barbara Ligeti,  Gilles Peress,  Victor Syrmis/Talbot and Andrew Shaifer, Greg Orr, Susan Meiselas, Alison Cornyn, Eugene and Sam Richards,  Lola Naisse, Mia Yoo, John Epperson, George Riddle, Karen Finley, Aedin Moloney, Steve Gillis, Sharon Levy,  Beck Lee, Keith Clark, Anne Pasquale, Keith Herron, Lily Perdix, Martin Santangelo, Alex Von Perfall and Royalty Pharma, Jo Mellicker and of course Meredith Jacobson Marciano!