Passion. Experience. Determination. Vision.
Company
Nitestar Productions, Inc.
    Jerry is a native Chicagoan who graduated with his film degree from Columbia College in Chicago. His first film "Solstice" was awarded the Silver Award by the Charleston International Film Festival, the Bronze Award by the Houston International Film Festival, and was broadcast by Lifetime Television in 1994 and 1995. The film was restored in 2K and rescored by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra in 2018 and has won several other awards including "Best Drama" and "Best Score" during it's 25th Anniversary re-release year. The restored edition of "Solstice" is available on Blu-Ray and Amazon Prime.
    Moving to Los Angeles in 1996, Jerry spent 10 years working in film and television, out of his boutique editing studio Nitestar Productions. While in Los Angeles, Jerry’s work included editing DVD featurettes produced by Trailer Park, 10 segments of the series "Breaking In" produced for the Reelz Channel and co-producing / editorial duties on twenty three episodes of the weekly syndicated series "Made in Hollywood". Jerry also edited "Now You Know", the romantic comedy written and directed by "Clerks" star Jeff Anderson presented by Kevin Smith and also worked with the late great television luminary Richard Hatch, of "Battlestar Galactica" fame. Returning to Chicago in 2007, Jerry now works on projects between his hometown and Los Angeles.
    Named by New City as one of the top 50 people in Chicago’s booming film industry, Jerry's credits include a wide variety of projects including commercials, music videos, documentaries, short films, and 4 episodes of the History Channel series "Gangland". He is presently producing, editing and directing media for clients in Chicago while also developing several projects for his company Nitestar Productions. The award winning screenplay "Shelter Me", co-written with Sara Caldwell, is the first of those projects.
    Jerry has recently also completed work directing and editing the documentary "Diary of a Bodybuilder" the life story of championship competitor Joseph Quinn.
    Jerry Vasilatos on IMDB:
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    Website:
    http://www.jerryvasilatos.com
    Best Score
    Solstice 25th Anniversary Director's Restoration (2018)
    Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    2019
    Best Drama Score, Best Drama Feature
    Solstice 25th Anniversary Director's Restoration (2018)
    Hollywood Dreams 4th Annual International Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    2019
    Best Drama Score
    Solstice 25th Anniversary Director's Restoration (2018)
    Action on Film MegaFest 16th Annual Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    2019
    Best Drama Screenplay
    Shelter Me
    Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    2019
    Best Screenplay Feature
    Shelter Me
    Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    2018
    Finalist
    Shelter Me
    Script Summit
    Las Vegas, NV
    2018
    Bronze Award
    Solstice 25th Anniversary Director's Restoration (2018)
    Worldfest Houston
    Houston, Texas
    1995
    Silver Award
    Solstice 25th Anniversary Director's Restoration (2018)
    Worldfest Charleston
    Charleston, South Carolina
    1994
    Official Selection / Nominee
    Spirits of Christmas Past & The Making of "Solstice"
    Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival
    Rancho San Clemente, CA
    Semi Finalist / Documentary Short
    Spirits of Christmas Past & The Making of "Solstice"
    Los Angeles Film Awards Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    Best Director of a Documentary
    Spirits of Christmas Past & The Making of "Solstice"
    Best Actor & Director Awards - New York
    New York, NY
    Best Feature Documentary
    Spirits of Christmas Past & The Making of "Solstice"
    Best Documentary Award
    London, England
    College
    Columbia College, Chicago
    Film Studies
    19851990
    High School
    New Trier High School
    19811984
    Birth Date
    March 22, 1965
    Birth City
    Chicago
    Current City
    Chicago
    Hometown
    Wilmette, IL
    Height
    5'10"
    Gender
    Male
    Eye Color
    Brown
    Zodiac Sign
    Aries
    "I'm not so easy to kill".
    Passion. Experience. Determination. Vision.
    Company
    Nitestar Productions, Inc.