Nick Basile (born February 10, 1978) is an American film director, producer, actor and screenwriter. Films produced and directed by Basile include The Adventures of Captain Steel, Slasher Flick (featured on the NYC Horror Film Festival DVD); the futuristic thriller Beyond Dreams and the award-winning thriller/modern-day western "The Man Who Knew Belle Starr". January 8, 2008 saw the DVD release of Basile's full-length documentary American Carny: True Tales From The Circus Sideshow, released by Cinema Epoch & Koch Entertainment. "American Carny" made its television debut on October 19, 2009 on the Documentary Channel. Basile is next set to direct the psychological thriller "DARK". The film is set in New York City during the 2003 blackout. Filming is planned to begin in summer 2013.
His acting credits include roles in the Off-Broadway production of Tony n' Tina's Wedding, H.P. Lovecraft (LoveCracked! The Movie) and has appeared in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Gene Frankel Theatre in NYC. Basile most recently appeared in the Barry Levinson film "The Bay".
- 2001: Best Director for a short subject, 2001 Atlantic City Film Festival, The Man Who Knew Belle Starr (based on the short story by author Richard Bausch)