Frankie Nasso Director / Producer

Bio

Frankie Nasso began his career in film at the age of 10, when he landed the role of “Young Joe Pesci” in Disney’s Gone Fishin’.   This helped earn his next major performing role as the title character in Prince of Central Park, where he starred alongside Academy Award-Nominated actors Harvey Keitel, Kathleen Turner, Danny Aiello, and Cathy Moriarty.  Frankie continued to work consistently in film and TV throughout high school, but his focus shifted from being in front of the camera to being behind it. Frankie’s passion for the world of film production enabled him to graduate with honors from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, earning a B.F.A. in Film & TV Production.

Armed with a Canon GL-1 camera and a love of rock music, Frankie began documenting some of his favorite bands while still in college.  His first music video debuted on MTV when he was only twenty-years-old, catapulting his directing career.   Over the years he developed a signature for narrative-based music videos that felt more like short films than style pieces.  Explosive and controversial videos for artists such as Mudvayne, Asking Alexandria, Escape the Fate, Body Count, and Parkway Drive showcased his ability to pull unforgettable performances from actors and musicians alike.  Frankie earned award nominations and wins in various publications from 2006-2016 consecutively, culminating with the Golden God Award for Best Music Video of the Year. His directing work has accumulated over 500 million views on YouTube to date.

One of his greatest achievements came when Frankie was selected as 2nd Unit Director for the documentary feature film Sing Your Song, based on the life of actor/singer/humanitarian Harry Belafonte.  Frankie captured intimate footage of Mr. Belafonte throughout the US and Europe over the course of two years, and he considers it a life-changing experience.   The film would go on to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Opening Night Gala, the Tribeca Film Festival, Berlinale, SXSW, and win the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary.  Prior to that, Frankie and his team won the highly competitive Spike Lee Babelgum Award in Cannes for the crime/drama short film Officer Down.   

Today Frankie continues to direct and produce short form and feature-length films as Founder of Nova Entertainment Group.   He lives in New York City with his wife Christina and their boxer-bulldog Sammy Salami.