PACO TAKES ON -

Video Pitch for Sundance/Youtube Lab 

Writer/Directors: Nick Ducassi and Adriana DeGirolami

This is the 5-minute video pitch for "Paco Takes On," currently in the final round of adjudication for the Sundance/YouTube's New Voices Lab (Nov. 2016)

Synopsis: To pay for the production of his first mix-tape, an aspiring Cuban-American rapper uses his grandmother's connections to land jobs for which he's woefully unqualified. When every first day inevitably ends with a polite request that he never return, our impossibly optimistic hero forges ahead in his journey to become the next "Mr. Worldwide" (aka Pitbull). 

Email nickducassi@gmail.com for the full pitch and complete pilot script.


TITTY BOY (Fall 2016 Release):

Dir: Nick Ducassi       Writer: Larry Powell

Actors: Nick Ducassi, Larry Powell, Brittany Campbell

An excerpt from "Titty Boy," (currently being edited), Larry Powell's Black Lives Matter-inspired adaptation of the classic children's book "Are You My Mother?" After workshops at The Lark and the Classical Theatre of Harlem, "Titty Boy" has been adapted for screen with a distinctly artistic flare, complete with black and white cinematography and direct address performances.  It follows Sparrow, a young Black man, on his journey to find his mother's milk. Along the way, he meets "Cat," a cat-calling Latin corner thumper suffering from "stage-four cat-calldonia,"  a permanent condition wherein his catcalls turn into violent raps, which will soon take Cat's life.  


LOW TIDE IN SERF CITY - "The Agency"

The dark comedy  Low Tide In Serf City (In post-production slated for a Fall 16/Spring 17 release) follows Doyle (Nick Ducassi) and Nikita (Miraj Grbic - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), an unlikely pair that steals, swindles, and scams in order to raise money to free a human-trafficking victim. In this clip, "The Agency," Nikita has broken into the mansion of a wealthy former CIA operative, who believes Nikita is a Russian spy who's finally come to kill him. Doyle, realizing the house is in foreclosure, thinks quick and interrupts the stand-off by claiming that they're creditors who've come to repossess the former CIA operative's possessions.


LOW TIDE IN SERF CITY - "Bathroom"

 In this clip, "Bathroom," Doyle (Nick Ducassi) helps Mila, a just-freed human trafficking victim, with the burns on her hand.

 


LOW TIDE IN SERF CITY - "Dog Deal"

 In this clip, "Dog Deal," Doyle (Nick Ducassi) tries to pull of his very first scam by talking Bruder, a county constable, into giving him $1000 for his "lost dog." Immediately before this scene, Nikita (Doyle's partner in crime) offered to pay Bruder $3000 for the dog, and runs off to withdraw the funds. Before Nik returns, Doyle shows up...


GENERAL ASSEMBLY (2015):

In a bi-weekly video series, comedic hosts Nick Ducassi and Nathalie Frederick break down the latest news in Digital Marketing and Advertising for General Assembly. There are many more videos than this (twice a month for six months before I joined SAG), but this is the gist.