Nick began as Assistant to the Producer on the PBS Documentary, “America’s Political Parties” followed by two years as an Assistant to the Producer for Alexandra Rose, the Oscar-nominated Producer of "Norma Rae," on the feature "Quigley Down Under." He was later a Story Analyst for Oscar winner Arnold Kopelson ("Platoon").
He attended the American Film Institute in the Graduate Producing Program, and was the Producer of two short 35mm films, under Panavision New Filmmaker's Program. Nick was hired as Research and Editing Assistant on the major PBS documentary series about Apartheid by Oscar-nominee Connie Field, “Have You Heard From Johannesburg?”
He was a Finalist in the Roy W. Dean Memorial Grant for two different documentaries. He produced the independent film "Nutcracker: An American Nightmare," made for a shoestring budget and sold worldwide. In 2008, Nick was hired to teach Editing, Film History, and Guerrilla Filmmaking at the International Academy of Film and Television.
He has also independently produced and directed two documentaries, "Takashi’s Dream," and "The Brokaw Hoax," and was co-Producer and Editor on "Steel Drums, Not Guns," and "On Borrowed Time. " and Producer and Editor of a documentary entitled "Genghis Heroes," about the children of Mongolia who are horse jockeys in a dangerous race called the Nadaam.
He is also the Editor of the Netflix series "Ancient Tomorrow" and was a temporary Editor for the WFOR-TV CBS Miami Investigative team, the pilot show of "The Grid Code" and a couple of projects for the Disability Rights Advocates and Disability Action for Hillary Presidential Campaign.
Name: Nick Aquilino
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Dream Street North
Occupation: Editor, Filmmaker and Producer
Unique traits: Taught Editing to students from all over the world (including Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, Ghana, Bhutan, Korea, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Mongolia, Czech Republic) at the International Academy of Film and TV.
The Grid Code
Internet Editor The goal of the Grid Code is to explain the meaning behind the monuments of ancient history, such as the Pyramids, which were much more than we believe and were constructed by an advanced civilization that disappeared many thousands of years ago.
Internet by Higher Earth Entertainment Editor A group of researchers go on an expedition to the ancient ruins of Bolivia to understand how such amazing structures could have been built by a primitive civilization and come up with a new theory of how and why they exist.
Documentary by Rider Spirit (Documentary) Producer/Editor The story of two boys who are horse jockeys in a death-defying race in Mongolia.
Carlos Santana: Coming Home
The Hot Flashes EPK
Film by Lightening Ent. Editor
On Borrowed Time
Documentary by Knesset Pictures (Documentary) Co-Producer, Editor The story of the Israeli Mafia as told by one of the last remaining members, who turned informant for the FBI.
Steel Drums, Not Guns
Documentary by David Hess (Documentary) Co-Producer, Editor The invention of the Steel Drum and it's influence on the island of Trinidad -- and the creation of Steel Drum orchestras.
Hooked on the Fly
Television by Ghost Dance Editor
American Film Institute
University of California Santa Cruz