Roger Stigliano has written and directed two feature films, and directed a third. Reviewing his first feature, an award-winner at the Berlin Film Festival, the New York Times wrote, “Fun Down There is not only about understanding. It demonstrates it with élan.” The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Stigliano is a filmmaker with vision.” FUN DOWN THERE went on to domestic and international theatrical and video distribution.
BOB, VERUSHKA & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS was his second feature as writer/ director. The New York Post wrote, “endearing... brings to mind Jonathan Demme's Something Wild.”
Stigliano has also written four original feature-length teleplays for MarVista Entertainment. THE NIGHTMARE NANNY is a thriller about the kidnapping of a young child by a grief- stricken young mother. THE NIGHTMARE NANNY premiere on the Lifetime Network on July 13, 2013 was the highest rated show on cable. Trailer: 27199.
Stigliano wrote MY SANTA, a quirky Christmas romantic comedy, with Michael Waite. MY SANTA aired on the Ion Network throughout the 2013/14 holiday season. Trailer: https:// ?v=h3C0n7T4imw .
Stigliano and Waite wrote LETHAL SEDUCTION, a thriller about a teenage boy’s dangerous first romance. LETHAL SEDUCTION premiered on the Lifetime Network on July 11, 2015. Trailer: ?v=CTnCfrQX9DU .
Stigliano and Waite wrote THE TWIN, a thriller about twin young men and the girl they both love. THE TWIN was produced by MarVista and premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network on January 6, 2017. Trailer: http://www.marvista.net/ catalog_items/248
Stigliano co-wrote the up-coming Web series, PSYCLES, with Ethan Rains.
Stigliano’s other credits include writer (with Ethan Rains) of STILL HERE, starring the Oscar-nominated Shohreh Aghdashloo, and co-director of THE DOWNSIDE OF BLISS, starring Judd Nelson and Lydia Hearst.
AMERICAN SONS is Stigliano’s probing feature drama about the life-long consequences of a school shooting, and a story of grief, rage and the search for redemption. It is currently in development for production in 2021, with Stigliano directing.
Stigliano studied acting, and directing actors, with Judith Weston in Los Angeles, from 2008 to 2014. He also studied directing actors with Adrienne Weiss in New York City in 2020.
Stigliano attended Regis High School, a Jesuit prep school in New York City. He studied biology and music at Antioch College, then graduated from Loyola University Law School. He lives in Los Angeles, where he and his husband are happily raising the three foster children they have adopted.