Nicole Criona was raised in Los Angeles and undertook a career in the entertainment industry, first at a school for screenwriters, then as an assistant for George Carlin’s company, and recently as a producer of short films. Her films include Death Stories #3: The Last Impression; Monsters! Monsters!; and The Shooting, which was shown at the Austin Film Festival, the IFFM in New York, the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, and the Taos Talking Pictures Festival. Criona resides in Hollywood.