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Jim Granato
  • 44, Male
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

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What Instrument(s) Do You Play
Guitar, Drums, Voice, DJ
About Me
I am a filmmaker based in San Francisco who grew up in Bloomington, IN. I just completed a feature length documentary called D Tour about MFT favorite Pat Spurgeon.

Additional relative filmography includes a music vid/short film called "Carbon Copies" featuring the music of Brando (2002)

A 1993 show I filmed of El Niño and Velo Deluxe at Second Story that I've never did anything with. Perhaps it will find a home here?

And some real embarrassing short film pieces shot on VHS video between 1990 and 1994 that feature the raw talents of Kenny Childers, Joshua Bennett, Jennifer Whitaker, Lori Kirkland, Bob Spelbring, Kenny Pfau, Eloid Ruiz, and if you squint real hard you may notice members of bands like Tangleweed, Go Mango, Speed Luxury, Daisy Glaze, Ruben & the 8 balls and countless others...

I think the VHS masters are eroding away in a closet somewhere.
What bands are you or have you been in?
I have played in many bands that only existed in my mind. Although, in the real world, I did record a few tunes under the name The Static and released a split 7" with The Phantom Drummer aka Pat Spurgeon in early 2001. I think we sold 2 copies at a Ph Drummer show and I still have a couple hundred records left in a box in a closet. If you want one, email me.
What city are you from?
Chicago ('73-'78), Bloomington ('78-'94), Boulder, CO. ('94-'95), Brooklyn, NY ('95-'96), San Francisco ('96-present)
Original Hometown
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Please help Pat Spurgeon & I spread the word about "D TOUR" screening in New York City, Providence (RI) next week!

Hello friends,

I just wanted to let you all know that "D tour" will be screening at 92Y Tribeca in New York NEXT Tuesday evening, Sept. 28 (2 SHOWS) at 7pm & 9:30pm respectively. Rogue Wave drummer/Subject Pat Spurgeon and I will be there for Q&A after the 7pm show and hopefully the 9:30 show too.



Posted on September 23, 2010 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

D TOUR premieres nationally on PBS Independent Lens THIS WEEK!

Hello All,

This is it! The final push in getting the word out that D TOUR is premiering this week, starting Tuesday, November 10th in most cities, on the PBS Emmy-Award winning series Independent Lens! The 90 minute film will be on about 350 channels across the country and at many different times. PLEASE CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS! You can do so through the new D TOUR site from…


Posted on November 9, 2009 at 3:40am — 2 Comments

D tour is screening Heartland Film Festival!

Hey everyone,

Please come and check out D tour at the Heartland FIlm Festival in October! Director Jim Granato and Musician Pat Spurgeon + special guests in attendance!!

10/17 – 9pm, AMC Castleton Square

10/18 – 9:15pm, AMC Castleton Square

10/19 – 6:30pm, AMC Greenwood Park **

10/23 – 9pm, AMC Castleton Square

Official D tour Trailer & Site:… Continue

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

Pat Spurgeon kidney search documentary looking to screen in Bloomington March 29th

Hello there. I just wanted to let you all know that my film, D Tour, a feature length documentary about MFT favorite Pat Spurgeon and his search for a kidney while touring wtih Rogue Wave will be making its Bloomington debut on March 29th at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington.

You can check out a trailer & synopsis on my page here, or go to our official website:

The date is official but I am just now starting to plan the event. In addition… Continue

Posted on February 16, 2009 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

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At 11:57pm on March 2, 2009, John P. Strohm said…
I got the DVD - thanks so much. I'm watching now - what a trip! I'd completely forgotten Michelle Benninghoff ever played live with El Nino.
At 1:43pm on February 26, 2009, Thomas Matthew said…
Dinner sound like a good plan. I'll shoot you an e-mail.
At 1:05pm on February 23, 2009, Josh Bennett said…

Hey, I would love my very own vinyl copy of The Static/Phantom Drummer 7"
At 3:14pm on February 16, 2009, John P. Strohm said…
Yeah, apparently he forgot. I'll send you a private message with my email, and many thanks!
At 11:02am on February 16, 2009, John P. Strohm said…
Hey, man! Post that El Nino/Velo Show for sure - it will scare my kids and will raise 1,000,000 questions!
At 11:05pm on February 11, 2009, Jeb Banner said…
Hey Jim, welcome to the site! Post a blog about the Pat film and I'll share it with the members. Thanks, Jeb

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