Cosmo Jarvis is going to be a big deal.
He is a complete package; an accomplished filmmaker, a brilliant composer and an exceptional live performer. With over 270 songs and 65 films under his belt, he clearly understands the modern media climate and the interplay between different artistic disciplines. At the tender age of twenty-one, his unflappable drive and unwavering self-confidence resounds in everything he does.
Born in 1989 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Cosmo Harrison Krikoryan Jarvis moved to Devon, England as a young child. Here he developed a passion for filmmaking and composing music to accompany these films.
In musical terms, he lists John Lennon, Elliott Smith and Frank Zappa as his primary influences, and he couldn’t be more on the money. He has an effortless vocal range and a ‘do it myself’ attitude that screams Elliott Smith, but his ability to understand pop licks like Lennon and ‘big picture’ composition like Zappa stamp him as an utterly unique artist.
Cosmo’s film influences are just as varied and exciting. He cites George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson and even Will Smith. His short film Alley Way was screened at the SXSW Film Festival, and he is currently working on his first feature “Naughty Room”. Like his bedroom recordings his films are devised, directed and produced completely by himself.