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Alumni in Film

Spotlight on: Kirk D’Amico ’77

Kirk D’Amico ’77A philosophy and political science double major at Holy Cross, Kirk D’Amico ’77 set out to “change the world” by becoming a lawyer or politician. His plans changed, however, shortly after law school when a friend who shared his “passion for film” helped him break into the movie business.

D’Amico began his career producing television documentaries on famous Americans, including Albert Einstein and Aretha Franklin. His PBS documentary on Ray Charles attracted the attention of Taylor Hackford, director of Ray, and the two were in touch during the film’s post-production.

“In fact, they put my documentary on the Ray DVD,” D’Amico explains. This makes for a unique Holy Cross connection, as Ray was produced by Karen Baldwin ’85.

Currently the founder and president of Myriad Pictures in Santa Monica, Calif., D’Amico has produced numerous feature films including The Good Girl, Jeepers Creepers II and Kinsey, the story of the life and work of controversial scientist Dr. Alfred Kinsey, whose research exposed the sexual habits of Americans.

Numerous films are currently in production for D’Amico, most notably the Australian crime drama Little Fish starring Cate Blanchett.

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