Nicole Gomez Fisher is the writer, director and producer of the feature film “Sleeping with the Fishes,” which can currently be seen on HBO and HBO GO. She received the Brooklyn Film Festival’s award for Best New Director and was named Best Director at the 2014 Imagen Awards.
Starting out as an actress and stand-up comic, Nicole is a founding member of “The Hot Tamales Live!”, the Latina comedy tour produced by Eva Longoria and Kiki Melendez. She went on to write and perform her acclaimed one-woman show, “Mixed”, at the New York Underground Comedy Festival.
Nicole’s latest directing projects include “The Beauty of Disaster”, a short film written by Janet Stilson in which she also produced, and “Getting out of My Own Way,” a music video for indie recording artist Jennifer Vazquez. She is currently working on two new projects, another short entitled “In Dreams” by Millie Loredo, in which she is producing and assistant directing, and a feature “Stronger Than Pretty” by Pat Branch and Jaret Martino, which is set to shoot in late 2016.
Her scripts for original sitcoms, “This is My Life” and “Hotel 112” won praises at internationally recognized screenwriting competitions and her latest screenplay, “Good Egg”, is an action comedy that she compares to “Thelma & Louise” meets “Baby Mama.” She recently was invited to submit Good Egg for consideration to the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Nicole’s film, television and theater acting credits include a recurring role on 24, General Hospital, Empire (an Official Selection of The Sundance Film Festival), Frankie and Johnny are Married (starring Mandy Patinkin), Habla for HBO Latino and Birth Marks (part of The Ensemble Studios Marathon Series).
Nicole’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Out NY, Backstage, Theater Mania and 15 Minutes Magazine.
Sleeping with the Fishes marks Nicole’s directorial debut.
Stronger Than Pretty
Film by DonnaMarie Martino (Drama) Producer A meek woman conditioned by her Italian roots and the 1960s struggles to find her voice while trying to live up to the expectations of her generation. At a breaking point she realized that the "American Dream" was never her dream after all. Written by Jaret Martino
The Beauty of Disaster
Film (short) by Nicole Gomez Fisher (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer, Director A psychic swindle tests the love between two sisters as a detective threatens them with jail.
Sleeping with the Fishes
Film by Nicole Gomez Fisher (Comedy) Producer, Director, Writer As SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES opens, it's safe to say Alexis Rodriguez Fish (Gina Rodriguez) has seen better days. The recent death of her cheating husband has left her both broke and broken-hearted. Trying to climb out of debt, Alexis has been reduced to juggling humiliating odd end jobs including a walking meatball hero and phone sex operator. Unhappy with the direction she is headed, Alexis struggles to find her way as the life she once knew, unfortunately no longer exists. When she receives an unexpected call from her quirky, comic-book obsessed older sister, Kayla (Ana Ortiz), to come home for a distant aunt's funeral-Alexis realizes her life might just get worse before it gets any better. Dreading the notion of going home, Alexis fears admitting to her family, especially her well-intentioned but overbearing mother, that her life is "un desastre." (a disaster) Once home, Alexis is immediately confronted by her mother (Priscilla Lopez) about her life and the choices she's made since... Written by Anonymous
Frankie and Johnny Are Married
Film by Michael Pressman (Comedy) Actress Television director/producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work on their marriage keep running afoul, and everything's threatened by their difficult male lead, Alan Rosenberg. Michael's best hope, as a husband and producer, is to step into the character that Alan has abandoned. Written by Anonymous
Television by Joel Surnow (Action, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress In this concept drama, each season takes place within one 24 hour period. Day 1: Jack Bauer is the head of field ops for an elite team of CTU agents who uncover an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack's strained marriage to his wife, Teri, is pushed to the brink by the sudden disappearance of their troubled teenage daughter. What will the next 24 hours hold? Written by Ronos
Film by Franc. Reyes (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress Victor, is trying to escape his life as a drug dealer in the South Bronx. Enter Jack, a Wall Street investment banker with a business proposal that has Victor's name (and money) written all over it. Written by Anonymous
Television by Frank Hursley (Drama) Actress During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson