I've come a long way over the past decade and I still have a long way to go.
My journey in the industry started as a young adult filming a few little things. Nothing too spectacular. When my daughter was young, she wanted to be on TV and as a mother, I had no desire to introduce her to the industry. but, over time, I gave in and signed her up to do background work. I wanted her to see the long hours on the road and on set. The hurry and wait that occurs as well as all the negative that goes with it. Needless to say, that did not work. She entered into the industry doing principal work and has been successful. Me, well I became the momager and I have to admit. I enjoyed meeting new people. After a while, I was offered a job as a talent agent and of course, being the person I am, I jumped on the opportunity. I spent many years doing this all the while, writing films and our TV show, Abbott Falls. After leaving the agency, I spent a few years as a casting director. Today, I spend all of my time producing and writing my own content. I love every minute that I spent being creative and getting into the minds of my characters.
Name: Gia DiNino
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Chasing Dreams & Writing Stories
Occupation: Screenwriter, Producer and Casting Director
Unique traits: Administrative minded, organized and full of sarcasm.
Television (Drama) Writer The Kennedy family faces unexpected events together, as a foreign exchange student moves in with them and reveals his own secrets while also uncovering deeply hidden Kennedy family secrets. They will have to learn to trust each other and depend upon their faith. Written by Gia DiNino
Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Casting department A public defender has minutes to save her 16-year-old client from a life sentence for murder by convincing him to take a plea deal for a crime he only technically committed, but to defend this boy, she will have to condemn him.
Film (Short and Fantasy) Casting director Jane lives in a depressed world. She leaves home looking for happiness only to find that it does not exist.
Film (Short and Comedy) Casting director Dr. Lee post a photo of his patient on social media only to have a journalist find the photo and write an an article about the photo with all of the wrong information.
Film (Short and Horror) Casting director Alex and his sister Lucy have always been close. Since birth it's been the two of them against the world, thats what makes it so hard for Alex when Lucy is kidnapped. Three years have passed and Alex hasn't stopped having dreams about Lucy, however they aren't ordinary dreams, they're clues. Will these dreams lead Alex to his sister or will they lead him to something much darker? Written by Peter D'Alfonso
The Color War Ends Tonight
Film (Short, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Casting director In a fictional war between the White Nazi and the Ethnic, a Chinese spy changes his gene to become a Caucasian so that he can sneak into the Nazi headquarter to launch an ultimate gene weapon that can kill the whites all at once.
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Film (Short and Drama) Producer Anna and Jeff are college sweethearts. Anna is raped and looks to have an abortion and end her relationship with the man that she loves, only to find out that Jeff loves her so much that he want to raise the child as his own.
Forever & Always
Film (Short and Drama) Producer Dr. David Brooks lost his wife to a tragic car accident and today he is raising his teenage daughter alone. David desires to find the same type of love he and Anna shared.
Film (Short, Action and Thriller) Casting director A mercenary must come to terms with a botched mission in order to return to the battlefield.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Casting director Tom desired to be a comic book writer and his girlfriend wishes him to grow up and be a real man with a real job. Tom becomes a super hero by stopping a robbery at the local market.
The Duke: Based on the Memoir 'I'm The Duke' by J.P. Duke
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Casting director Mired in a concussed haze, an ex-NFLer struggles to adjust to life off the field during Super Bowl Sunday.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Casting director A middle-aged couple from China arrives in the United States for the first time to organize the funeral rites of their only child. In the midst of dealing with the logistics of the funeral and their overwhelming grief, they begin to unravel the escalating fractures in their relationship and the uncertain futures that lie ahead of them.
Love is Color Blind
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Casting director A mother's love brings hope into the life of an orphaned Chinese girl.
Film (Short and Drama) Casting director A psychologically collapsed dancer failed in a renowned competition and broke his left leg. As the remedy to this life, he intends to commit suicide, but he is accidentally saved by a neighbor girl he was in secret love with. This subtlety encourages him to get back to the stage by dancing with the bum leg. Written by Rachel Zhou
Moments Before Death
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Film (Short and Drama) Casting director At it's heart, "Hidden" is simple yet dramatic story that follows a Persian immigrant family, who moved to the US a few years ago. It tells the story of guilt that an elder brother feels at the loss of his younger brother - a guilt that is borne out of mistreating him. It tries to capture the innocence and how often we don't reflect on what we say or do, and its consequences. This story is also one of redemption when he lets go and finally accepts life and all that comes with it. Written by Sunshine Dreams Entertainment
Crazy Bro Code
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Leave Me in the Past
Film (Short and Comedy) Casting director Daisy is dying to go on a vacation with Mark to Finland but he is preoccupied with work and other distractions. When Daisy disappears, Mark realizes just how much she means to him.