Just completed principal photography on my latest feature film, PINKCITY, shot entirely on location in India. Starring Kether Donohue (PITCH PERFECT), Nick Mancuso (RAPID FIRE), Vincent Spano (RUMBLE FISH), and Michael Tucci (GREASE).
I had a great conversation today with Josh Singer, Oscar-winning screenwriter of SPOTLIGHT, where we discussed clergy abuse and his creative process. Check out the Activism Video section to watch the entire interview.
So honored to have had the opportunity last night to participate on a panel for the powerful Oscar-nominated film SPOTLIGHT. The illustrious list of speakers on the panel with me were Tom McCarthy (writer/director of SPOTLIGHT), Josh Singer (co-writer of SPOTLIGHT), Ben Bradlee Jr. (former Boston Globe editor), and Phil Saviano (SNAP). Check out the Activism media section to watch an excerpt of my presentation.
Today Corey Feldman and I shot a powerful video discussion on institutional child abuse for SIA Organization's media channel. Check out the Activism Video section to watch the entire interview.
I am off to India and Turkey for a month to work on my latest screenplay.
Today I am teaching a one-day intensive Acting Master Class workshop in NYC.
I'm off to Brazil. They're holding a retrospective of my films at the cinema. Films by Kubrick and Scorsese will be playing alongside mine! I will also be teaching a two-day Acting Master Class workshop.
My Acting Master Class kicks off today. We meet Wednesday evenings in Hollywood. Please check out the Acting Class section for more info.
The 4th Annual SIA Conference was held today in Hollywood, CA and I am so proud of everyone who was involved. Thank you Jodi for inviting me speak on the topic of institutional child abuse.
I am off to Australia for a few months to work on my latest screenplay!
Thank you Jodi and SIA for the two humanitarian awards I received last weekend for the work I've done raising awareness on the topic of institutional child abuse through film.
The reviews for ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE are in and they are awesome! The Hollywood Reporter said "Displaying considerable stylistic finesse...Reminiscent of Christopher Nolan's Memento," while The Village Voice lauded "Altered States of Plaine, like indies Pi and Primer, harbors ambition that towers," and The New Yorker Times called us a "Mysterious adventure!"
Did an interview today with NET TV for an exposé they are doing on me for their Portraits of Faith show.
I am honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to speak on a panel today with a group of activist I have an incredible amount of respect for. Thank you Sally and Bob Bacon, Theresa Pena, Cynthia Clarke Harvey, Joan and Michelle Maso, and mom, for your honesty and bravery in speaking publicly on the topic institutional child abuse. Thank you all who came out to support and thank you Jodi and SIA for giving us a platform to do this. I am forever grateful to you all!
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE opens theatrically in NYC tomorrow! For my Latin American friends, it'll be airing on TV down there this Saturday on Turner Broadcasting's Space Channel.
Starting this Friday my films OVER THE GW and AARON BACON will be enjoying a 7 day double feature revival run at NYC's prestigious Quad Cinema. AARON BACON will be screening on a fresh 35mm print!
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE will be opening theatrically in the US this May!
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE is now airing on TV in over 20 countries!
I am leaving today for Europe for 6 weeks to work on my next screenplay!
The interview I did with Laura Tompkins on the treatment abuse of adolescents is now up on cougarblogger.com.
I am a guest today on Keen TV's MY STORIES discussing my film work and raising awareness on the topic of the treatment abuse of adolescents.
I am a guest today on Monica Richardson's Blog Talk Radio show.
This past weekend I was in Washington, DC speaking on the topic of institutional child abuse and screening my films OVER THE GW & AARON BACON. I would like to give a special thanks to SIA for the two humanitarian awards I received. Being a part of this event was truly an honor!
Today I am speaking at Fordham University to the Human Behavior in the Social Environment class.
I did a Q&A tonight at the University of Lethbridge in Canada after a screening of my film OVER THE GW.
Turner Broadcasting bought the TV distribution rights to my film ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE. It will be airing starting this Fall in all of Latin America!
My guest appearance on the Dr. Phil show airs today. I am speaking on the topic of institutionalized child abuse.
Official release of the music video COSMIC for Cosmic Suckerpunch that I co-directed with Taylor O. Miller.
I am proud to announce that ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE just won a screenplay award in Uruguay at the Montevideo Fantastico Film Festival!
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE is premiering in Uruguay at Montevideo Fantastico!
Guest lecturing at Cal State in Chico, CA today. Dr. Janja Lalich has invited me to speak to her Social Problems class after a screening of my film OVER THE GW.
Was a guest on the Dr. Phil show today, raising awareness on the topic of the treatment abuse of adolescents.
I am honored to receive a wonderful appreciation award from the Post Mortem Film Festival. Aguascalientes, Mexico is known for having the kindest people in the world -- and it is completely true! Thank you Eddy and friends for making this trip an incredible experience.
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE is playing in Mexico at the Post Mortem Film Festival. I am in town for the event and am having a blast celebrating Day of the Dead!
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE is making its Argentina premiere at the oldest-running festival in Latin America: Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival!
I would like to give a special thanks to Erik, Mara, Dave, and the Laughlin International Film Festival for their really generous appreciation award. The whole weekend was an amazing event!
Today I am conducting a workshop on Inspiring Change Through Film in Nevada at the Laughlin International Film Festival.
Did a lovely radio interview today with Andy Coon for Conversations with Coon.
Official release of the music video COMPLETE by Nick Blaemire & The Hustle that I co-directed with Taylor O. Miller.
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE is making its Mexico premiere today at the Macabro Film Festival in Mexico City.
Co-directed with Taylor O. Miller the music video COSMIC for Cosmic Suckerpunch.
Directed a promo pilot for the new talk show THE DAILY SPECIAL WITH SHERYL LEE RALPH.
Following our successful screenings of ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE in Brazil last month, I am proud to announce that we will next be premiering in Mexico this August at the Macabro Film Festival!
Official music video release of the song COLD HARD WORLD by Andy Carpenter; co-directed by Nick Gaglia & Taylor O. Miller; and featuring a powerful performance by Kether Donohue.
ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE premieres today in Brazil!
I am excited to announce that ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE will be making its world premiere in May at the 2012 Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival, the biggest genre film festival in Latin America, attracting over 7,000 viewers each year!
Today we began production on a music video I am co-directing with Taylor Miller for singer/songwriter Andy Carpenter and his awesome new song COLD HARD WORLD. Using 35mm film stock as our canvas, we are creatively pushing the limits and being very aggressive in our stylistic choices, which I'm excited to unveil to the public in the not-too-distant future!
Today I was honored to receive a humanitarian award from the SIA Organization for the work I've done in the film medium with raising awareness on the issue of institutionalized child abuse.
This weekend I will be screening my films OVER THE GW & AARON BACON for the Survivors of Institutional Abuse Convention aboard The Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, CA. After the screenings I will be conducting a lecture on the topic of treatment abuse of adolescents, followed by a Q&A.
In the Activism radio page, check out the radio interview I did today with activist Marcus Chatfield.
Tonight I was a guest judge on the panel for the Manhattan Monologue Slam competition in LA - seeking to find the best actors on the West Coast!
Please visit the OVER THE GW media section to listen to tonight's radio interview I did with Mark Levine discussing the "tough love" industry and my films AARON BACON & OVER THE GW.
Emmy Award Winner Andrew Kay has just signed on as re-recording mixer for ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE.
Directed a PSA spot on Meth addiction.
Directed two back-to-back PSA spots on domestic violence and child pornography.
Click here to listen to my recent interview on BlazinRy Radio.
AARON BACON out on DVD today!
I have been invited to program for the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity Slamdance gave OVER THE GW back in 2007 by accepting our film without any politics involved, and I look forward to giving back by supporting all the new and exciting upcoming talent this year.
AARON BACON premiered tonight in Phoenix, Arizona at the Scottsdale Fashion Square 7 movie theater. Fox News covered the event, calling the movie a “powerful film!” Today marks the 16th anniversary of Aaron’s death. Rest in peace, my friend.
Wrapped principal photography on the feature film ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE.
AARON BACON will be playing at this year’s Vermont International Film Festival. The festival is taking place from Oct. 23rd to Nov. 1st.
AARON BACON is opening theatrically today in LA at Laemmle’s Sunset 5!
Special screening tonight in NYC of AARON BACON. Key cast and crew will be attending.
I am proud to announce AARON BACON will be making its world premiere in 35mm at this year's Shanghai International Film Festival! The festival, taking place June 13-21, will have Danny Boyle (Oscar-winning director of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) chairing the international jury. SIFF is one of Asia's top film festivals and we are very excited to accept their invitation in being part of this year's event.
A short film I produced, THE BABYDADDY (directed by Kether Donohue), will be making its world premiere at this year’s HBO sponsored G.I. Film Festival.
Canon will be showing exclusive footage from AARON BACON at this year’s NAB conference in Las Vegas. I would like to say thank you to Canon for loaning us their ACV-235 and HD-EC prime lenses for the film shoot. Canon’s ACV-235 allowed us to shoot in the 2:35.1 aspect ratio using the full resolution of the Sony F23. This adapter fits between the lens and the mount allowing the use of standard spherical lenses. It is truly a remarkable tool and was thoroughly enjoyable to use.
I have been invited to speak this morning on Capital Hill on the topic of institutionalized child abuse in an act to raise more awareness on the issue. In my presentation I will be comparing how my experience in Kids of North Jersey was akin to Orwell’s 1984. For more info on the topic, check out OVER THE GW.
OVER THE GW soundtrack now available on iTunes! Featuring John Presnell, Benjamin Ickies, Echofission, Pablo Cubarle, Spencer Katzman, and Lane Spigner.
Tune in to the Joey Reynolds show this week on WOR Radio 710am. Oscar-nominated director Peter Bogdanovich and I will be on the air together with Joey discussing our upcoming films.
OVER THE GW playing today at the Westchester Film Festival!
OVER THE GW was cited today in a US Congressional hearing on Child Abuse and Deceptive Marketing by Residential Programs for Teens, where it was hailed an “incredible story!”
OVER THE GW premiering today in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Cucalorus Film Festival!
OVER THE GW opening theatrically today in Baltimore!
OVER THE GW opening theatrically today in LA at Laemmle Theatres!
OVER THE GW is making its Canadian premiere today at the Atlantic Film Festival. Infomonkey calls the film “an edge-of-your-seat thriller!”
OVER THE GW opening theatrically in Chicago today at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The Chicago Sun-Times is saying the film is “not to be missed!”
I have been hired by Ace Publishing to adapt its book CULT NEXT DOOR into a screenplay.
George Gallagher, lead actor of OVER THE GW, will be on the upcoming episode of Backstage with Barry Nolan discussing the film.
OVER THE GW is opening theatrically today starting in NYC! Early reviews are in: The New York Times said “the rehab drama is here to stay!”, Variety called the film “emotionally potent” and the New York Post stated the movie “is an assured first feature by 25-year-old writer-director Nick Gaglia.”
Check out the show Real Talk today on my9. Kether Donohue, George Gallagher, and I will be on discussing our upcoming film OVER THE GW.
Today we held a private, sneak preview of OVER THE GW in NYC. Survivors of institutionalized child abuse (which is what the film is based upon) flew in from all over the US and Canada to be part of the event. This was a very special day for me and I want to thank all who showed up to be a part of it!
I will be guest lecturing at NYU in a couple of weeks after a screening of my film OVER THE GW.
After the successful, world premiere screening of OVER THE GW at Slamdance, Seventh Art Releasing picked up theatrical rights to the film! In a statement, Seventh Art’s Udy Epstein said, “With the success of our documentary ‘Jonestown’ under our belt, we feel confident uncovering the next chapter in the history of cult phenomena in America.” This marks the first time in Slamdance history that an “under-the radar” narrative feature has been picked up for theatrical distribution after its first screening.
I am proud to announce that OVER THE GW will be making its world premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival! Out of 5,000 films submitted this year, GW was chosen as one of the ten narrative features to compete in this year’s competition.