DREW DE NICOLA
is best-known for his debut documentary feature, BIG STAR: Nothing Can Hurt Me
which was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2013. The film garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times, The New Yorker
, and Rolling Stone
for uncovering the untold story of the 70's cult band fronted by the proto-punk icon, Alex Chilton and the reclusive sonic genius, Chris Bell who died at the age of 27. It's a story of epic music made in total obscurity only to be redeemed decades later by the myriad devotees who went on to form bands ranging from REM, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and the Replacements in the 1980's to Jeff Buckley, Elliot Smith, The Flaming Lips and Beck to name a few.
BIG STAR: Nothing Can Hurt Me
premiered at SXSW in the US and BFI London in 2012 and won the Jury Prize at the Indie Memphis Film Festival in 2013.
Most recently Drew was co-producer and editor on SHOT: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
, produced by Vice Films. The film premiered at Tribeca and BFI London in 2016 and is set to be released by Magnolia Pictures in 2017
Drew DeNicola has been working as a producer and editor for over 15 years creating content for The New York Times, Vice Films, MTV, Fuse and G4 Media. He currently resides in New York City.
He is represented by Julianne Hausler of New York Office