Larry Carroll was born in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where he grew up studying theatre and fine arts. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Floridawhere he majored in Art.
After 9 years as an art director/producer for various advertising agencies, he started directing commercials for Sundog Productions, a company he founded. In 1991 he produced and directed a 30-minute film entitled “CAMUS’ SHOES,” his first foray into longer format pieces. The film won numerous awards including the Gold Award for Best Dramatic Short at Worldfest Houston.
He then wrote, directed and edited an award-winning feature length documentary on the late comedian, Sam Kinison, which ran on HBO. Among other awards, “SAM KINISON: WHY DID WE LAUGH?” won the Chris Award, the highest honor fromthe Columbus International Film Festival; the Telly for Best Documentary and he also received the Best Director Award at the New York International Film and Video Festival for his film on Kinison.
Most recently, Larry Carroll has been directing episodic television, including the pilot for “PEACEMAKERS,” a series he co-created. The pilot was the second most watched premiere in cable television history.
He has continued to pursue his love of painting and photography and has recently exhibited a series of oil paintings and a short film titled “Soldiers” at the third annual GROUP W ARTISTS exhibit in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
“My background in film-making is why I often paint a thematic series of images rather than unconnected paintings so I think in terms of wide shots, close ups and a varied color palette to convey specific emotions.”