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.

Nadeau’s videos have been frequently featured on Vimeo (7 staff picks), Nowness, Uncrate, Vevo, & theatlantic.com. 

He is a current lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America.  

 

AWARDS

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 Student Academy Award - Gold Medal - Narrative

1994 NYU Mobil Award Winner / 3rd Place

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

1993 NYU Mobil Award Nominee

 

DIRECTORIAL WORK / FEATURED

THEATLANTIC.COM – KENYAN AND GRACE  

NOWNESS.COM - BITTER TEARS / RUFUS WAINWRIGHT 

VIMEO STAFF PICK – JENS RISOM BLOCK ISLAND RETREAT

VIMEO STAFF PICK – DESIGN ICON: MICHAEL GRAVES 

VIMEO STAFF PICK – PIZZA VERDI  

VIMEO STAFF PICK – KENYAN AND GRACE

VIMEO STAFF PICK – DWELL PRESENTS: SMART DESIGN / THE BATHROOM REINVENTED

VIMEO STAFF PICK – YOSIKO SATO & MICHAEL MORRIS / THE BATHROOM REINVENTED

VIMEO STAFF PICK – CINDY GALLOP / THE BLACK APARTMENT

THE GUARDIAN – PIZZA VERDI

“...And then there’s the fabulous short film Pizza Verdi by Gary Nadeau, which is a great example of bite-sized but super high quality video webbery...” THE GUARDIAN 8/1/11

GO SHORT ONLINE FESTIVAL - PIZZA VERDI WINS! 

FAST CO DESIGN – JENS RISOM BLOCK ISLAND RETREAT

UNCRATE - DESIGN ICON: MICHAEL GRAVES

 

SCREENPLAYS  by GARY NADEAU

Produced

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

Unproduced Screenplays

ONE (w. James DeMonaco)

THE FALLS

THE CHARIOT (w. Christopher Momenee)

HICCUPS

Z (Wind Horse)

TV (Unproduced)

DAMNATION - PILOT (w. James DeMonaco and Todd Harthan)