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Hey, I'm Nick!

New York, New York

Nick Ronan is an IRNE-nominated actor and award-winning writer. He has appeared in three Tennessee Williams World Premiers: The Remarkable Rooming House of Madame Le Monde, American Gothic, and Aimez-Vous Ionesco? For his portrayal of Danny in Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, he received an IRNE nomination for best actor.

 

Nick’s psychological thriller Vinyl Underground, which he wrote, co-directed, and starred in, just had its World Premier at the New York Short Film Festival. A few additional directing credits include: The Intangibility of Sand, Ashes, and the upcoming historical romance, The Secret Nobody Knows.

 

Nick is the Creative Director of A Night of Fireflies Productions, and holds a B.A. double major in Acting and Film Production from Emerson College. He is drawn to projects that offer a new lens through which to see the world.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Park Slope Moms

New York Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

Xerxes

Jersey City Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.

80%

This project got the green light!

Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.

145%

This project got the green light!

Hutterite

Sioux Falls Short
Drama

Marigold, a young girl living in a Hutterite Colony must choose between her life in the commune and the freedom of the outside world.

90%

This project got the green light!

Mandated

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

No one thinks they need therapy... until they're in it.

105%

This project got the green light!

Wed-Locked

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

Robert and Denise, a recently married couple, do their best to put differences aside and navigate the beautiful minefield called marriage.

103%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Girl

New York Series
Comedy, Musical

Ghost Girl, Jess, navigates the afterlife and helps BFFL, Emma Leigh, through the 5 Stages of Grief with songs, snacks, sleepovers & more.

126%

This project got the green light!

ONE TRUE LOVES: A Web Series

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Romance

Between her tweenhood and early twenties, Lydia meets eight different loves of her life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Heed the Call

Los Angeles Short
Drama, History

In 1942, Marguerite must decide if she is willing to defy social expectations, her family, and her fiancé in order to join the war effort.

81%

This project got the green light!

Swine Country: A Community Polluted Fighting For Change

Raleigh Feature
Documentary

In eastern North Carolina, animals are sick, fish are dying, and people are fighting to make sure they aren't next.

111%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Childish Things

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A terminally ill father enlists the aid of two unique friends from the past to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

98%

This project got the green light!

Welcome to Deathfest

Baltimore Feature
Documentary, Music

Welcome to Deathfest takes a behind-the-scenes look at "America's biggest metal party of the year."

86%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver Short
Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.

115%

This project got the green light!

Nia On Vacation

Patras Feature
Drama, Comedy

Escape is relative.

100%

This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield Short
Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.

102%

This project got the green light!

What Color is Blue

Philadelphia Feature
LGBTQ, Experimental

Two young queers question the difference between political action/inaction and life/death in a world that does not want them to exist.

89%

This project got the green light!

Tomorrow Never Knows Film

Boulder Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A documentary film about love and choice, accompanying a couple on their journey toward a conscious death.

95%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts Justice in The New World Order

Chicago Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Lizz Winstead's band of Merry Pranksters defends reproductive rights in this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ruth Leitman.

105%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston Short
Drama, Family

After the death of her baby sister, a 7-year-old girl, with the help of an imaginary friend, creates an extraordinary world to save her fami

100%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Welcome Home

Albany Series
Comedy

When life handed them lemons, they moved back home with their parents.

80%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Technophobe Davy Ludd is dragged online by a hipster co-worker in the meandering quest to find his long lost sweetheart Rose.

106%

This project got the green light!

Stardust & Moonbeams

Bloomington Short
History, Romantic Comedy

Swing on a Jazz Age star... Beth is behind the camera, Will is the object of HER gaze. Like us, Beth grabs the camera & changes the view.

162%

This project got the green light!

Architect Blues

Atlanta Short
Drama, Other

A short film that explores the side hustle every black woman has that keeps her pockets empty.

91%

This project got the green light!

Keep Sidewalk Strong

Birmingham Festival
Film-related Business

After 19 years running, help us keep Sidewalk Strong in Birmingham's historic Theatre District!

106%

This project got the green light!

Closure

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Film-Noir

Following her mother’s funeral, Nina flies to Los Angeles and navigates a bizarre mix of Angelenos as she searches for her missing sister.

103%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.

87%

This project got the green light!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Suburbia

Dallas Short
Comedy, Teen

Because why hire a limo for prom when you can risk your life for a free ride?

146%

This project got the green light!

e.ro.sion, noun

Jersey City Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Following the ending of a relationship, a girl slips into a parallel reality where her heart and soul slowly disappear before her eyes.

103%

This project got the green light!

Bertoia

Philadelphia Feature
Documentary

Enter the metal forest and journey through the soundscape left behind by iconic artist Harry Bertoia.

92%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

Consexual

Bozeman Short
Documentary

Consexual will comment on the status of rape culture at MSU Bozeman, show the resources available and that there is hope for survivors.

129%

This project got the green light!

How She Fought

Orange Short
Drama

Teresa fights her college’s part in the prison-industrial complex, motivated by the incarceration of her father and the legacy of her mother

102%

This project got the green light!

Hide and Seek

Washington Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An indie rock musician turned stay-at-home dad makes an impulsive wish, propelling him into an alternate reality.

130%

This project got the green light!

The Secret Nobody Knows

New York Short
Romance, War

A woman’s parting gift to a solider reveals the secret to their uncertain future.

105%

This project got the green light!

LULU

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

"I'm often silent when I'm screaming inside."

111%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.

82%

This project got the green light!

You Look Great

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

After secretly struggling with his weight for years, Peter's body shame pushes him further than ever before in pursuit of complete control.

83%

This project got the green light!

Women's March - a documentary by TrimTab Media

San Francisco Short
Action, Documentary

On January 21, 2017, millions of women came together in solidarity to march in cities across America.

108%

This project got the green light!

Palms in the Sand

San Luis Obispo Feature
Comedy, Drama

A snapshot into the lives of 4 young adults who attempt to stay rooted in their relationships as life continues to propel them forward.

121%

This project got the green light!

Golden Sands

Los Angeles Short
Film-Noir, Music

Set in 1946, a young Mexican American musician, must establish herself in a male dominated world to earn equality and achieve her dreams.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York Short
Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.

90%

This project got the green light!

To Life

Austin Short
Comedy, Fantasy

When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.

100%

This project got the green light!

11/9: The Short Film

Orange Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A beat-by-beat depiction of a college party during the night of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

125%

This project got the green light!

Distance

Los Angeles Series
Romantic Comedy

a long distance love story told from two perspectives - HIS (directed by a fella) and HERS (directed by a lady)

100%

This project got the green light!

Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel Feature
Adventure, Fantasy

After receiving a mysterious ancient tablet, two unlikely adventurers are set on quest to find the lost continent of Atlantis.

106%

This project got the green light!

Sell Your Body

New York Short
Comedy, Horror

A millennial horror story about dating apps.

139%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

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