About Gina Catalfo Nelson
Gina Catalfo Nelson
Gina (Catalfo) Nelson involved herself in the film industry at a young age assisting on production sets and editing various projects. Nelson edited the trailer for the 2005 Stemwinder Studios short film “The Norman Rockwell Code,” a parody of the “Da Vinci Code.” This trailer was a launching point for Nelson’s career and helped the film land on Entertainment Weekly’s Must Watch List.
In 2006 she filmed and edited her first live event, the Quest Martial Arts Academy Black Belt Extravaganza, a 2-hour live martial arts stage show and black belt graduation. And in 2008 she directed and edited her first music video for the Boston based band, “The Dejas.”
Gina (Catalfo) Nelson went on to participate in many projects including acting as Director of Photography and Editor of the Stemwinder Studios short “Slam Man” which premiered at Boston Comic-Con 2014.
In March 2015 Nelson received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Cinematography from Full Sail University. Nelson has education in Psychology and Digital Design, and is professionally educated in American Sign Language.
Nelson finished directing her first short film “Signing” which premiered in June 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, CA. Since then, “Signing” won 4 awards of merit from the Best Shorts Competition, including Women Filmmaker.
Gina (Catalfo) Nelson has experience and education in many forms of visual arts, including graphic art, film production, and martial arts. She received her Black Belt Certification in 2011 and studying for 12 years. She has been an instructor of Isshin-Ryu Karate for 10 years, teaching former U.S. Marines, children and adults with disabilities, and students from ages 3 to 65+.
Nelson has strong self-motivation skills and creative vision, working quickly and can multitask effectively to complete her productions. She has a talent for collaboration, and always shows respect for her teammates and employees. She is proficient in programs such as Adobe Creative Suites, Final Cut Pro, and Microsoft Office. Her training and experience allows her to calmly and consistently meet strict deadlines, as well as the ability work under stressful circumstances with grace.