Tuesday Crew Day: Nick Korolev

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Tuesday Crew Day: Nick Korolev

Where are you from, where are you located now, and what are your ties to WV?

I am originally from New Jersey by way of Arizona and am presently a resident of Fisher, WV. I work as a substitute teacher in two counties and, in the summer, as the park naturalist for Lost River State Park.

What was your first job in film production and what was the experience like?

My first job in film production was in Arizona working as a prop manager, location scout, and a small part in a short film I wrote. It was produced independently by a local producer and directed by Dennis Smith for entry in the Sedona, AZ film festival. The screen play was adapted from my stage play, “The Great Mudbug War,” that won the best one act play contest at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV. It was a fun and exhausting experience.

What was your last job and what were you responsible for?

I am a writer and have not had any script writing jobs with films in WV yet. However, I have won best screenplay twice at Huntington’s former Appalachian Film Festival in 2005 and 2010.

What advice would you give someone wanting to work in the film industry?

Take courses. Perfect your art or technical skill. Apply for as many jobs in the film industry as you can!