I AM NICHOLAS TANA
Nicholas Tana works as a freelance writer, director, and musician. He served as Associate Director for ESPN before starting his own production company, Smart Media L.L.C., for which he has written, produced, and directed numerous commercials.
As a writer, he has won the Short & NEAT One Act Play Festival in 2000, as well as The Arts in The Park award in 2002. He has worked as a contributing writer for the fashion magazine 944 and the movie and entertainment magazine Moving Pictures. Amongst those Nicholas had the honor of interviewing were Oscar-nominated actor Nick Nolte; best selling author Ray Bradbury; Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S., his Royal Highness Said Tayeb Jawad; and legendary award winning director, Blake Edwards.
As a musician, he has played in both Europe and the United States. His music has appeared on ESPN’s X-Games and several commercials. Nicholas is proficient in Spanish and Italian, and brings this international knowledge, culture, and experience to his projects.
Nicholas’ greatest strength as a filmmaker is his ability to capture compelling and original performances on camera.