Derek Nicoletto studied at Indiana University and holds a professional program certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA.

THE HOMESTUDY - dramedy feature

An insecure gay father turns into Super Dad when his husband’s infidelity threatens to derail the adoption of their son.

Derek Nicoletto’s screenplay The Homestudy is a now a WeScreenplay Recommended script after becoming a finalist In the WeScreeplay Diverse Voices competition. Derek workshopped The Homestudy at Stowe Story Labs and Sidewalk Film Festival in summer 2019. Katra Film Festival Screenwriting Competition Finalist. It has gone on to win more finalist slots in other festivals.

  • Stowe Story Labs Participant 2019

  • WeScreenplay Recommended Script

  • WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist 2019

  • Katra Film Festival Screenwriting Competition Finalist 2019

  • Filmmatic Comedy Screenwriting Competition Finalist 2019


A TENT ON JUPITER - drama feature (in process) - After the violent death of his little brother, a numb, traumatized Oklahoma teen finds that staying to confront his abusive family is the quickest path to escape them.

A FLY IN THE COCOA - drama feature (in process) - Derek Nicoletto is currently writing a screenplay for the unbelievable life story of Ralph Goneau, a gay veteran and community staple of Woodstock, New York.


BRUNCH IN BABEL (in process) Derek Nicoletto’s most recent play, Brunch in Babel, was a part of the New York Theatre Festival. in 2018. Derek is now adapting it for the screen.

ADJUSTMENT (in process) - A chiropractor course-corrects himself out of a love triangle.

FILL ‘ER UP (in process) - Expanding upon a scene written at Atlantic Acting School full-time acting conservatory, Derek explores a different angle of his favorite theme - fatherhood.