Women in Cable Telecommunications Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter hosted a virtual discussion with Writer/Director Rantz Hoseley about his successful kickstarter campaign for the short film he wrote and will be directing “Die”.
Rantz Hoseley started his career in the 1980s, working as a storyboard artist on rock videos for bands like Aerosmith and the Scorpions. While attending Washington State University during the height for the grunge explosion, he served as the art director and entertainment editor for the Daily Evergreen, interviewing a number of seminal bands as they emerged from the bar scene to impact music on a global level. In 1994, he entered the world of software and video-game development, first as the lead artist for Philips Media’s Realtime 3D initiative, before going on to work as an art director on ALADDIN – The Fate of Agrabah for Disney Interactive, and the creative director of STAR TREK: TACTICAL ASSAULT and MASTER OF ORION III for Quicksilver Software. Working professionally in comics as an artist, writer and editor since 1987, He’s adapted Robert Kiyosaki’s bestseller RICH DAD, POOR DAD into a graphic novel for Little Brown/Hachette, and won the Eisner and Harvey award in 2009 for COMIC BOOK TATTOO his anthology based on 51 songs by Tori Amos. In 2018, while serving as the Managing Editor for Heavy Metal magazine, he adapted Nikki’s Sixx’s memoir THE HEROIN DIARIES into a graphic novel. His recent work in film and television includes co-writing a feature film for 20th Century Fox, based on Kevin J. Anderson’s novel ILL WIND, as well as directing the music videos for SIXX:A.M.’s new version of their hit “Life Is Beautiful” and Mötley Crüe’s “Ride With The Devil”.
The conversation was moderated by WICT DC/Baltimore President Anne Thompson.