Nick Corrao

Nick Corrao

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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About Nick

Nick Corrao is a documentary filmmaker based in Tuscaloosa, AL. His film subject interests tend to focus on strong character-driven narratives and unusual sociopolitical situations. Recently, his film Civil Indigent was a national finalist for the 2011 Student Academy Award, and won a Student Emmy as well as a CINE Golden Eagle award. Nick's films have been screened and broadcast domestically and internationally, including multiple film festivals, PBS, The Documentary Channel, Pivot and MTV2 Europe. As an editor, Nick has delivered over 25 hours of programing to the Documentary Channel, the Food Network, Fine Living Network, and the MojoHD network. He has also served as assistant/associate editor on 9 feature films, including projects for Robert Altman, Edward Burns, M. Night Shyamalan, and Peter Bogdanovich. Nick received his B.A. in film and electronic arts from Bard College in 2001, and his M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University in 2011. Currently, he teaches documentary and narrative production at the University of Alabama. Nick is a recent recipient of the 2015 Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship.

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  • An Unspoken Law

    An Unspoken Law (2014)
    Film by Nicholas Corrao (Documentary and Drama) Director, Producer, Writer After her son is sentenced to 10 years in prison for downloading child pornography, one South Florida mother becomes a leading advocate for the reform of sex offender laws.

  • Clean Break

    Clean Break (2014)
    Film (short) by Nicholas Corrao (Comedy and Drama) Director, Producer, Writer, Actor The last day of a dysfunctional romantic relationship.

  • Civil Indigent

    Civil Indigent (2012)
    Film by David Hafter (Documentary, Biography, Comedy and Drama) Editor, Director, Producer As the wheels of redevelopment turn in Gainesville, Florida, the battles lines have been drawn in a heated debate over a meal limit that has been imposed on a homeless shelter downtown. 'Civil Indigent' follows Francis 'Pat' Fitzpatrick as he leads the charge against the limit from his protests at City Hall to his quixotic campaign for a seat on the city commission. Eccentric, outspoken and unpredictable, Pat tests the boundaries of what it means to be an advocate. Written by Anonymous

  • Come on Down and Pick Me Up

    Come on Down and Pick Me Up (2011)
    Film (short) by Nicholas Corrao (Documentary and Drama) Editor, Director, Cinematographer Come on Down and Pick Me Up paints the portrait of Fred Kress - a forty-six-year-old man within weeks of dying from terminal liver disease. After receiving the diagnosis, Fred has turned his room into a neon hallucination, covering the walls and ceiling with fluorescent alien masks, mannequin heads, skulls and animal carcasses. In doing so, he is creating his final resting place, decorating the room in which he hopes to pass away. Quick-witted and playful, Fred's work escapes the devastating reality of his disease while raising eternal questions of life, mortality and the true purpose of art. Written by Anonymous

  • Jesse Stone: Thin Ice

    Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
    TV Movie by Robert Harmon (Drama and Mystery) Editorial department Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.

  • Reflections in the Paint

    Reflections in the Paint (2008)
    Film (short) by David Hafter (Documentary) Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer

  • The Exclusivity of Gainesville

    The Exclusivity of Gainesville (2008)
    Film (short) by Roman Safiullin (Documentary) Editor, Director, Producer

  • A Little Bit of Brooklyn

    A Little Bit of Brooklyn (2008)
    TV Movie by Nicholas Corrao (Documentary) Editor, Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer Brooklyn cook, caterer, and instructor Terry Corrao hosts a new documentary about a Polish Easter celebration in Brooklyn, New York. Corrao visits the Gubernat family of Greenpoint, the second largest Polish neighborhood in the U.S., during Easter Week to show how they keep Polish Easter traditions alive. Features pisanki, the art of intricate egg painting with wax; crafting a decorative butter lamb and dessert lamb; shopping in Greenpoint food stores for kielbasa and cheeses; preparing a traditional Easter basket for church blessing; and a classic Polish soup prepared by grandmother "Babcia" for Easter dinner. Written by Anonymous

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)
    Film by Peter Bogdanovich (Documentary and Music) Editorial department "Runnin' Down A Dream," a film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before.

  • Purple Violets

    Purple Violets (2007)
    Film by Edward Burns (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Editorial department Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer.

  • What Goes On

    What Goes On (2007)
    Television by Sri Rao (Drama) Editorial department The series takes an honest look at the journey of adolescence - figuring out who you are in the context of who you were and who you want to be. The Block delves into the spaces these teens live their lives outside of school - chronicling the relationships with parents, families, friends and crushes. Written by DCFan17

  • Pressure Cook

    Pressure Cook (2007)
    Television (Reality-TV) Editor Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano undergoes the challenge of a lifetime when he's dropped off in far-flung locations throughout the world and has 72 hours to discover the country's culinary cuisine, picture postcard locations and local secrets before the time arrives for him to depart back home. With a limited amount of money and resources-Ralph will have to use his cooking ingenuity and mojo to make sure he gets home on time! It's a mix of skill, survival and curiosity in mojoHD's latest original series: Pressure Cook. Pressure Cook is "No Reservations" meets "The Amazing Race" as each half hour episode surprises us with a new and exotic place. Ralph's journey begins with a tour and overview of the location - delving into the rich cultural and culinary history. Upon arrival he's given some basic information about the country and then it's time to get cooking - literally. Written by Helicon Media

  • Uncorked with Billy Merritt

    Uncorked with Billy Merritt (2007)
    Television (Reality-TV) Editor

  • Lying

    Lying (2006)
    Film by M. Blash (Drama) Editorial department A long weekend brings four women together in the countryside. Virtual strangers, the women are forced to navigate the depths of social interaction. On the surface all seems placid. But the atmosphere of calm is a facade.

  • Bleached

    Bleached (2006)
    Film (short) by Nicholas Corrao (Comedy) Director, Producer, Writer

  • The Night of the White Pants

    The Night of the White Pants (2006)
    Film by Amy Talkington (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department Dallas oil magnate Max Hagan is being helped through yet another messy divorce by his record executive daughter Beth. When his soon-to-be-ex forces him out of his mansion, he finds himself tangled in a wild night of sex drugs and rock-and-roll with his daughter's boyfriend, the punk-rocker/computer programmer Raff, and manages to strengthen the bond with his dysfunctional family. Written by Leo

  • Torte Bluma

    Torte Bluma (2005)
    Film (short) by Benjamin Ross (Drama) Editorial department Torte Bluma is a sobering film inspired by a real-life episode in the life of Franz Stangl (played by Stellan), the German commandant at the Treblinka Extermination Camp, and the Jewish prisoner who cooks his meals.

  • Pairings with Andrea

    Pairings with Andrea (2005)
    Television (Reality-TV) Editor

  • The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan

    The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)
    TV Movie by Nathaniel Kahn (Sci-Fi) Editorial department Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn seeks to uncover the director's most intimate secrets and learn how they've been woven into the stories of his intensely powerful movies! And in addition to talks with cast and crew members, you'll witness insightful discussions with celebrities. Written by Movieman

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona

    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona (2003)
    Video by Chris Hilson (Documentary and Music) Editorial department

  • The Company

    The Company (2003)
    Film by Robert Altman (Drama, Music and Romance) Editorial department An inside look at the world of ballet. With the complete cooperation of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Altman follows the stories of the dancers, whose professional and personal lives grow impossibly close, as they cope with the demands of a life in the ballet. Campbell plays a gifted but conflicted company member on the verge of becoming a principal dancer at a fictional Chicago troupe, with McDowell the company's co-founder and artistic director, considered one of America's most exciting choreographers. Franco plays Campbell's boyfriend and one of the few characters not involved in the world of dance. Written by Andrea Barney <andrea808@hotmail..com>

  • Classic at Aspen 2003

    Classic at Aspen 2003 (2003)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Editor

  • Maniac Magee

    Maniac Magee (2003)
    TV Movie by Bob Clark (Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee was orphaned as a baby, but nothing gets him down. He comes to a small town which, although divided by racism, is populated by colorful/comical characters. As he searches for his place in the world, Maniac changes the people around him, espcially the other children. With his amazing athletic abilities and good, almost unbelievable deeds, his name becomes legend and with this new status he will try to unite the town. Written by Max Vaughn

  • American Experience

    American Experience (2003)
    Television by Stephen Fitzmeyer (Documentary and History) Miscellaneous Crew A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

  • Follow That Food

    Follow That Food (2002)
    Television (Documentary) Editor Host Gordon Elliott follows one foodstuff from the farm to the table.

  • Paula's Home Cooking

    Paula's Home Cooking (2002)
    Television Editor

  • SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground

    SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997)
    TV Movie by Patricia Benoit (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. Among them: a disabled beggar quarrels with a woman and ruins her shoes with his wheelchair, provoking onlookers to wrath and pity; a skittish tourist proves to be her own worst enemy; a newlywed trysts with a mysterious sexpot; a commuter helplessly witnesses a suicide attempt; and, in the most affecting segment, a young woman grieves over her mother's imminent death. Written by Anonymous

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