Nicolas Falacci

Nicolas Falacci

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A native of Massachusetts, Nick Falacci attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Prior to teaming up with Cheryl Heuton, he sold his first feature script, "The Brandenberg," to Columbia Pictures. Nick and Cheryl are accomplished screenwriters with several scripts under development at major…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • It was announced on September 30, 2011, that Universal Cable Productions has sold a project to NBC from Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci that is based on a short story from Elmore Leonard's When the Women Come Out to Dance and will revolve around a Colombian mail-order bride who moves to Miami and struggles to move on from her past.

    • On January 7, 2011, the American Mathematical Society presented its prestigious JPBM Communications Award to Nick Falacci and Cheryl Heuton for NUMB3RS' positive portrayal of the power and fun of mathematics, which made the show's fans aware of the ubiquity of mathematics in their daily lives.

    • According to a National Science Foundation press release (April 16, 2007), Numb3rs, as well as Cheryl Heuton and Nick Falacci, will receive a National Science Board group Public Service Award for 2007 on May 14, 2007 at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

    • On May 7, 2006, Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci were honored with the Carl Sagan Award for the Public Understanding of Science presented by the Council of Scientific Society Presidents in Washington, D.C.

    • Nick was a stand-in for Numb3rs episode "Backscatter." In the classroom scene where Charlie was teaching in the lecture hall, there were two Russian mobsters, one of whom was wearing sunglasses. The two actors who'd showed up for filming that day were not intimidating enough, so the office production assistant and series creator, Nick Falacci (wearing sunglasses), acted as stand-ins.

    • The films that inspired Nick want to write films were Patton, All The President's Men, Three Days of the Condor, and Parallax View.

    • Nick is an accomplished photographer, and archives production of Numb3rs on with his personal collection of photographs that he takes with a Canon 20D. He generally takes photos during camera rehearsal, which is a good time to shoot because the actors are generally loose and comfortable, the actors are in costume, and the lighting has been set up.

    • Nick Falacci and his wife, Cheryl Heuton, have a non-Hollywood agenda for their show, Numb3rs. They believe in nothing less than a fight against the forces of anti-intellectualism in America, and their weapon is mathematics.

    • As well as being a photographer and producer, Nick is also an accomplished rock climber. In 2003, he wrote "A Climber's Guide to Popular Manhattan Boulder Problems."

    • In 1991, Nicolas Falacci co-wrote Children of the Night, with Tom Holliday and William Hopkins. The story is about a schoolteacher who teams up with with a priest to stop a town being overrun by vampires.

    • When Nick Falacci enrolled at NYU as a film major, he discovered upon his first week at NYU that he was but one of hundreds of students who all felt they were the next Martin Scorcese or George Lucas. He then decided directing was a flooded market and started focusing more on more on screenwriting classes.

    • Nick Falacci and Neal McDonough were childhood friends and lived next door to each other in Massachusetts.

  • Quotes

    • Nick Falacci: Cheryl [Heuton] has a great sense of overall story structure, where I try to bring verisimilitude to the scenes. As a team, our writing is always better together than us separately.

    • One of Nick's biggest peeves is hearing people say they aren't good at math and proud of it. He was quoted in a USA Today article:

      Nick Falacci: People would never say, 'Yeah, boy, I can't read at all, reading is so hard.' They'd be horribly embarrassed if they couldn't read. But they're actually proud of being innumerate.

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