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Hey, I'm Nina!

New York, New York

Nina Gielen is a writer, director, and producer whose short films have been shown at festivals in the USA and abroad. Her first feature project is currently in development. She is Director of Operations of the Brooklyn-based Filmshop collective, as well as a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), Cinefemme, and IFP.

My Projects

My Films

A young boy looks for ways to bring his deceased mother back.

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Arts and Crafts

2015

 • Short

by Nina Gielen

Projects I'm Supporting

Paris is in Harlem

New York Feature
Drama, Musical

A multi-character mosaic set in 2017, on the day the infamous Cabaret or No Dancing Law was repealed in NYC.

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Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Chrysalis

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An astronaut trapped in cryo sleep on a damaged spacecraft uses a visceral childhood memory to break free from her coma and save her crew.

105%

This project got the green light!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York Feature
Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.

83%

This project got the green light!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester Feature
Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.

80%

This project got the green light!

Alone

Whitefish Feature
Horror, Thriller

A woman with crippling social anxiety is cursed; she cannot be alone for more than 2 minutes and 17 seconds or "They" will come for her.

81%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

106%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

Cohabitation

Milwaukee Feature
Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.

103%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

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!

On Story Project

Austin Series
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

On Story shares passionate discussions about the creative process of storytelling to audiences worldwide for free.

81%

This project got the green light!

I AM NOT ALONE

Hartford Short
Documentary, LGBTQ

After a diagnosis of ALS, a man determines to clarify his relationships: with his family, his community, with life itself

93%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Before Homosexuals - Educational Outreach Campaign

Guilford Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

129%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.

115%

This project got the green light!

STRAY Season 2

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A bromantic comedy about a brash gay dude and a nerdy straight guy navigating sexuality, friendship, and relationships in New York City.

81%

This project got the green light!

Millennial Renaissance Media

New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Join us in illuminating the voices of millennial women and people of color through high-quality multi-media production services.

99%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

101%

This project got the green light!

Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco Feature
Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.

113%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York Feature
Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.

152%

This project got the green light!

Girl Talk

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Girl Talk follows Mia, as she explores the complications of intimacy, coming to a head when she meets an intriguing lesbian couple.

104%

This project got the green light!

CASHED

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

Suddenly unemployed on her 25th birthday, Jess struggles to find peace (and pot) amidst the unique obstacles of life as a Millennial in NYC.

117%

This project got the green light!

All American Kids

New York Series
Documentary, Family

Celebrating the many ways WE ARE ALL AMERICAN, this documentary/animated kids series transports young audiences across the country.

115%

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!

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!

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!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Royally: An Original Series

New York Series
Comedy

A millennial burnout runs a private princess party company as a front for small-time cons, petty theft, and drug peddling.

102%

This project got the green light!

Pair of Normals

New York Series
Comedy, Music

An anxious, divorced psychic and a disheveled college dropout cross paths in NYC and struggle to put their disastrous lives back together.

80%

This project got the green light!

Keep Me Posted

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A biting look at the impact of texting and social media on the lives of three childhood friends.

83%

This project got the green light!

A Queen For The People

New York Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Bob the Drag Queen's career is on the rise. Where the hell she off to next?

104%

This project got the green light!

Sure-Fire

New York Feature
Comedy, Crime

A NYC con man having a mid-life crisis stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters trying to kill him.

220%

This project got the green light!

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