Gary Nadeau is an award winning filmmaker. He studied Fine Arts at the Cleveland Institute of Art and then transferred to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where his thesis film Red won the Gold Medal at the 1994 Student Academy Awards (The Student Oscar). The short film appeared in Film Festivals worldwide.
His first screenplay Jack (w/James DeMonaco) was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and attracted an all-star cast including Robin Williams, Jennifer Lopez, and Diane Lane. Over the next decade, Gary worked as a Hollywood scribe, writing and selling nearly a dozen screenplays. During this period, Gary also directed two telefilms for ABC/Disney.
Over the last five years Nadeau has directed nearly thirty short films for Dwell.com, including video profiles on legendary designers Michael Graves, Chip Kidd, & Jens Risom.
He has also directed several music projects for Universal Music Group including a music video for critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright (Zebulon) and more recently a thirty-minute documentary that is featured on Rufus' 2012 album Out of the Game.
Gary’s commercial / corporate work is extensive and includes a fifteen-minute advert-film for Downtown Dubai and NYC agency Strawberry Frog 2011.
In 2014 Gary wrote and directed a :90 sec and :30 sec commercial spot for Consumer Reports. The spots were produced by The Collective@Lair.
His short film Pizza Verdi (2012) was produced by Les Miserables creator and lyricist; Alain Boublil. The film features Soprano Marie Zamora and Tony nominated actor Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess). Pizza Verdi is still premiering in film festivals throughout the world and has garnered numerous awards.
Gary returned to the United Arab Emirates in 2017 to direct a series of ten videos for the newly formed First Abu Dhabi Bank.
He is a current lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America.
PIZZA VERDI (2011) directed by Gary Nadeau
2012 WINNER "CORTI CORTISSIMI" BEST SHORT SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Brindisi Province - Italy
2012 WINNER of the GO SHORT / BiosAGENDA ONLINE FILM COMPETITION in the NETHERLANDS
2012 WINNER "Best Short Screenplay" SAN MARINO FiLM FESTIVAL - SAN MARINO, ITALY
2012 WINNER "Director's Choice" CHRONOS FILM FESTIVAL - Albuquerque, New Mexico
2012 ONE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL / ONE SHOW 2012 - SHORTLIST / NARRATIVE
RED (1994) directed by Gary Nadeau
1994 Winner - Heartland Film Festival - Crystal Heart Award
1994 Official Selection - Hamptons InternationalFilm Festival
1994 Official Selection - Edinburgh Film Festival
APPLES & ORANGES directed by Gary Nadeau
DIRECTORIAL WORK / FEATURED
SCREENPLAYS by GARY NADEAU
JACK (w. James DeMonaco) -- Disney / Great Oaks / American Zoetrope
JENNIE PROJECT (shared credit w. Charles Leavitt) (also Director) -- Disney
ANGELS IN THE ENDZONE (uncredited) (also Director) -- Disney / Roger Birnbaum
Purchased (Unproduced Screenplays)
BEVO (w. James DeMonaco) -- Hollywood Pictures / Great Oaks
KID (w. Christopher Momenee) -- Disney
MYLES FROM HEAVEN -- Hollywood Pictures
THE FIFTEENTH PELICAN (aka The Flying Nun) -- Disney / ABC
A MAN NAMED CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Winnie The Pooh Live Action-- Disney / Fountain Pictures)
GODSPEED, LAWRENCE MAN (w. Chris Momenee) -- MGM / David Ladd / Michael Douglas
ONE (w. James DeMonaco)
THE CHARIOT (w. Christopher Momenee)
AUNT TOT (w. Brien Farley)
Z (Wind Horse)
DAMNATION - PILOT (w. James DeMonaco and Todd Harthan)