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Nanci is a writer / director whose short films have screened in over 150 film festivals across the world. Her latest short I SAW WHAT I SAW is expected to be complete in May 2023. Nanci is a Nicholl quarter finalist, a finalist with Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards, and a Sundance Screenwriting Intensive Knight Fellow. She earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts on a full tuition scholarship, and is co-founder of Thornbyrd Films.

Highest Staffing Level
Executive Producer


Nanci Gaglio
Comedy Drama

An upper-class gay boy & a working-poor lesbian (both 19) bond in a Christian “pray away the gay” program after humiliating circumstances. To beat back the devil, they decide to marry however true nature never lies. Through her motley rescue dogs' unconditional love, they learn self-acceptance and find true salvation.


Nanci Gaglio
Drama Action & Adventure

VENUS RISING juxtaposes 1950s puritanical suburban America with a mob-run NYC lesbian bar (Venus), and its salacious and deviant cousin of the era - lesbian pulp fiction.