Alan Calzatti, son to a Director of Photography and grandson to a Director, was born in Moscow in 1965. At the age of six, his family migrated to Israel, where his father shot documentaries throughout the war torn Middle East. In 1981, Alans family moved to Los Angels and shortly after high school, he began directing and producing numerous industrials and productions for the home video market. A few years later, he directed and shot his first music video for the group Comptons Most Wanted.
In 1990 with partner Jeff Clark, he formed Calzatti/Clark Productions, later changing to Sputnik Films. Over the next 18 years he completed over 250 music videos and numerous commercials for the US and international markets. In 1996 Alan got the MTV Viewers Choice Award for the Backstreet Boys "Get Down". A year later Alan repeated that success with N' Sync, which climbed to a solid number one position on the European charts.
Alan is well versed in the creative and technical aspects of directing, shooting, editing and creating cgi/visual effects. He has directed videos for Atlantic, Sony, EMI, A&M, SRC/Zoo Ent., East West Records, American Records, WEA International, Quality Records, Jive, Hollywood Records & BMG/RCA to name a few. Most recently he shot the critically acclaimed rockumentary ÂHeima - a film by Sigur Ros.