Nick Oceano | Biography

Nick Oceano | OutfestNick Oceano was born in San Antonio, Texas. His path to film was atypical, coming after flirting with careers in journalism, politics, and religion in his late teens/early 20s. After the transformative events of September 11th, Nick decided to make good on a childhood dream to make movies, and in 2002, he returned to The University of Southern California to complete his BA in Creative Writing. By 2005, he was accepted into USCís world-renowned film production program. Quickly, he began making award-winning independent shorts, including DOG TAGS in 2006 and EL PRIMO in 2007 which caught the attention of MTV and Bunim-Murray Productions.

In 2008, Nick made his feature directorial debut with PEDRO, the MTV biopic about AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. The film has played around the world, including the prestigious Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. The film, penned by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black, was nominated for the 2009 Humanitas Prize, a 2010 WGA Award, and a 2010 GLAAD Award. Pedro premiered on MTV and LOGO in April of 2009, and was released by Wolfe Video the same year.

He is currently in development on several feature films as producer and writer/director.