Director Nick Frangione studied under Sundance winning filmmaker Eric Escobar in San Francisco. With Eric's guidance, Frangione completed his first short film, ‘Hand Me Down,’ which toured the festival circuit. With this experience under his belt, Frangione ventured out on his own and made his second short film, ‘I’m A Liar Like You,’ shortly followed by his first feature film, ‘Roxie’. Nick would pen the script and direct the film. ‘Roxie,’ won Best Feature Film at The Bushwick International Film Festival in New York City, and was Official Selection for AMFM International Film Festival as well as the prestigious Sonoma International Film Festival. Tommy Cook, of Collider.com, had this to say of ‘Roxie’:
"Roxie, at it's heart, is a tragedy about lives spent reliving the past, an unmasking of the harsh realities of time and aging, on the need for a real connection and how any false one inherently corrupts and leaves you bare. It's a testament...how even the smallest of films can possess the greatest ambitions. It was, by far, the best film I saw during my stay at Sonoma."
‘Roxie’ had its theatrical release at The Arena Cinema in Hollywood, and is now available on all streaming platforms as well as BluRay and DVD. The film was recently picked up for theatrical release in multiple theaters in the UK.
Frangione has accomplished much behind the camera, as well as in front of it. After studying at The Meisner Technique Studio with Jim Jarrett, one of just a handful of teachers given the blessing to teach the Meisner Technique by Sanford Meisner himself, Nick landed a supporting role in ‘Strapped’ that earned him a mention in the New York Times. His most recent work as an actor include his roles in ‘The Toy Soldiers,’ which hit AMC Theaters across the country, and in 'Wolf Mother' opposite Golden Globe Nominated Tom Sizemore. He can also be seen playing Gary Hinman in the upcoming film, ‘Bigger Than The Beatles,’ coming next year.