Nick DeRuve

Nick DeRuve

Director, producer and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Nick

Nick DeRuve was born in Schenectady, New York in 1985. He attended Niskayuna high school where he discovered his passion for filmmaking. In 2003 he produced, wrote and directed his first short film which won honors at the Reel Teens Film Festival. He pursued filmmaking at the Long Island University at CW Post where he earned a BFA in Film. During his undergraduate program he made several short films, and as school came to an end DeRuve produced, wrote and co-directed a feature film which premiered at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, New York. Upon the completion of the film DeRuve continued to work in independent film in the tri-state area as a Gaffer and Key Grip for over four years before deciding to return to school, and pursue an MFA in Filmmaking.
Making the move from New York City to Los Angeles, DeRuve didn't waste anytime, he made a 16mm short film entitled Schenectady, New York (2010). The short made its world premiere at the New York City International Film Festival where it was nominated Best Student Film. After a brief festival run, Schenectady (2010) would receive the Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Competition. Not a year later he completed Dr.Thompson (2011) which made it’s world premiere at the Burbank International Film Festival. It was awarded Best Student Film, and would continue on a festival run. Most recently DeRuve produced a short, Mr. Monster, an Official Selection of Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner(2012), and was awarded Best Student Film at the LA Film and Script Festival. DeRuve is currently in preproduction on a feature film entitled Electric City (2013) which will mark his feature film directorial debut.

Name: Nick DeRuve

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter


  • Dr. Thompson

    Dr. Thompson (2011)
    Film by Read Between the Lines Productions Producer, Writer, Director

  • Schenectady, New York

    Schenectady, New York (2010)
    Film by Read Between the Lines Productions Producer, Writer, Director


  • Dr. Thompson: Winner Best Student Film at Burbank international Film Festival

  • Schenectady: Winner Award of Excellence at Best Shorts Competition

  • Schenectady: Nominated Best Student Film at NYC International Film Festival

  • Mr. Monster (Producer): Official Selection Festival de Cannes Short Corner


  • Long Island University-C W Post Campus (Brookville, NY)

  • New York Film Academy, Universal Studios (Hollywood, CA)

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