Nick is a Los Angeles based filmmaker (www.nickoceano.com) whose 2008 feature debut, "PEDRO", the MTV biopic about AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, has played around the world, including the prestigious Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. The film, penned by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black was nominated for the 2009 Humanitas Prize, a 2010 WGA Award, and a 2010 GLAAD Award. "PEDRO" premiered on MTV and LOGO in April of 2009, and was released by Wolfe Video the same year.
Nick, a native of San Antonio, began making shorts in 2005 while a graduate student at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In 2006, he turned to making indie films, beginning with the short "DOG TAGS" in 2006, and "EL PRIMO" ("THE COUSIN") in 2007, which played at festivals around the world.
He's currently working on his next feature as writer-director -- "FINDING ALBIE FINCH" (www.findingalbiefinch.com) starring Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace", "The Help.") The script was a semi-finalist for the 2014 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab. Production start date is summer of 2015.
Name: Nick Oceano
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Bluefire Films www.nickoceano.com www.findingalbiefinch.com