Drew De Nicola

Big star evron
easy living
bowie ftg
heff with bunnies
taking street
rise as one
beer brothers
gaycation pig head
lou pics
Band shot
easy living
mick and misty
Mick on the table


Documentary Features, Short Films

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Documentary Feautures, Broadcast, Branded Short Films

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Drew DeNicola is a director and editor with a focus on music history and culture documentaries. His films have been showcased at SXSW, BFI London, IDFA, DOCNYC, Tribeca Film Festival, The IFP Market, Sarasota and Full Frame film festivals, as well as theatrically and on Netflix, MTV, Fuse TV, and Viceland.

His feature directorial debut was with the film, BIG STAR: Nothing Can Hurt Me. The film unpacks the decades-long legacy of the 1970’s Memphis cult band, Big Star who inspired artists as diverse as The Jesus and Mary Chain, REM, The Replacements, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, and Hot Chip. BIG STAR premiered at SXSW and The BFI London Film Festival, won the jury prize at Indie Memphis in 2013 and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures in July of 2013 receiving positive reviews from The New Yorker, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Film Comment, and the New York Times where Nicholas Rapold called the film:

…a deserved tribute that puts us inside the music, and the head space of
a great lost band. A well-sourced account of a perfect broken dream

As an editor Drew has cut narrative and documentary features, most notably SHOT: The Psycho Spiritual Mantra of Rock (Magnolia Pictures in 2017), for which he was also co-producer, and the narrative film Easy Living (Gravitas Ventures, 2017). Drew has worked as a freelance editor in New York for nearly 20 years with numerous media companies and advertising agencies including Radical Media, Vice Media, The New York Times, Washington Square Films, Bloomberg Media, TBWA/Chiat Day, and Digitas Media.

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