Nick Coston

Writer

I'm a screenwriter currently living in Los Angeles. I've been writing feature and television scripts for over six years. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and communications and a minor in film. While there, I wrote a feature film entitled In One Nest about Navajo teenagers in Taos, New Mexico. The script won the 2010 Hugh Cohen Screenplay Contest.

​I earned my MFA in dramatic writing from New York University, completing my thesis review in May 2014. My thesis script Cineribus was a finalist for the 2014 NYU Thesis Showcase. On the strength of that placing, I secured several feature screenplay and teleplay commissions from a production company based in New York City. The thesis is also up for option at a studio in Los Angeles. 

In 2014, I founded Excavation Pictures, an independent media company with film, television, and graphic novel divisions, with my business partner Joseph Costa. Since then, I have completed several feature and television scripts on tight deadlines, including 120-page feature films in under 20 days.


In 2017, Excavation will release its first full-length independent graphic novel, CUPID. Adapted from my original pilot script, CUPID is the culmination of a two-year effort by our Excavation team to write, edit, finance, direct, and produce our own successful commercial multimedia project.


As Excavation's Chief Development Officer, I have pursued dozens of options for feature film adaptations of historical figures, pop culture icons, and iconic battles. Subjects include bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin, the discoverer of bubonic plague, professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino, who held the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship for over 11 years, and Thomas Starzl, the father of organ transplantation.


​I have also written for newspapers, composing front-page feature articles overnight. If there's a tight deadline, I can meet it. 
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​I am a classically trained baritone vocalist with professional experience in singing and voice acting in the United States, Singapore, and Australia.​