Nadia Knows

Nadia, a determined and tough talk show host, comes face to face with a former guest and the destructive results of her need for sensationalism and ratings.

  • John Avino
  • John Avino
  • Paula Orndoff
  • Josie DiVincenzo
    Key Cast
  • Adam Lubitz
    Key Cast
  • David Oye
  • David Daniel Peterson
    Sound Editor & Composer
  • Elliott Cuff
    Sound Recordist
  • Milo Teplin
    Stunt Coordinator
  • John Avino
  • Asher Dorlester
  • Paula Orndoff
    Post Production Supervisor
  • David Fung
    Executive Producer
  • John Custodio
    Color Correctionist
  • Kyle Schickner
    Assistant Camera
  • Angelo Santos
    Script Supervisor
  • Gibson Knott
    Assistant Director
  • Andrew Hennelly
    Set Designer
  • Amanda Garrison
    Makeup Artist/Makeup Effects/Hair Stylist
  • Tanya Jones
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Marina del Rey
    United States
    October 22, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Best Mystery Short
  • Culver City Film Festival
  • Grove Festival
Director Biography - John Avino

John Avino (Writer/Director) was born in Western New York. He attended SUNY Fredonia for Theatre and New York University for Film. John directed numerous theatrical productions in New York City including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and Noel Coward’s “Tonight at 8:30” at FAPC Theatre, and “Morning, Noon and Night” on Theatre Row. He has also worked with the New York City Mayor’s office to produce public service and informational television spots.

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Director Statement

We have watched the evolution of talk shows and reality TV go from a fact-based, documentary form to a glossy, ratings-driven, event. I wanted to look at that and expose not the more obvious Kardashian-like programming but how "respectable" shows are manipulated for ratings.