Domenic Migliore was born on January 4, 1990, and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. In his mid-teens he discovered the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, David Lynch, and Abel Ferrara. It was then that he began making his own shorts with his best friends. Some of the titles include Nuke the Whales, Mafioso Joe, and Pope Fiction.
At the age of 14, Domenic was writing short screenplays. He entered several small contests and was a semi-finalist in some of them. At the age of 18, he attended Tribeca-Flashpoint Academy for film, but left early to enter a mentorship program where he met actor/writer/producer Tom Malloy. With Tom’s notes he completed two feature screenplays, Sprawl and Routines.
Routines was a quarter-finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppola Screenplay Contest. In the same year, he directed four self-produced short films. His short Midwestern Summer: Controlled Pain won Best Drama Short at the 2010 Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of the others include Love’s Illusion, Womyn, and the music video for the song Hollow Woman by Nilotic: The Pansexual Crossdressing Rapper.
Domenic’s interest in film also led him to photography. Fascinated by photographers such as Andres Serrano, Man Ray, and Nan Goldin, he is very interested in portraiture, surreal imagery, and also documentary-style photography. He mainly photographs objects, his friends, and family, but also has a profile on ModelMayhem.com.
Domenic lives in Barrington, Illinois. He looks forward to further exploring his interests in filmmaking and photography.