• Director

    Nick Ronan

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2022, 20 minutes 43 seconds

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!



In Person Date, Time & Location:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH •  9:15 pm – 11:15 pm
KAS Zukor • 35th St. • Long Island City, NY 11106


Trepidation: Seven films that will make you tremble.


Deep in the snowy Blue Mountains, two damaged lives come crashing back together when they discover something in the forest not of this world.


Nick Ronan, Director, The Secret Nobody Knows, Vinyl Underground
Nick Ronan, Writer, The Secret Nobody Knows, Vinyl Underground
Erica Camarano, Producer, The Secret Nobody Knows
Aron Meinhardt, Producer, Manara
Kevin Chap, Producer, Wild Foods
Nick Ronan, Producer, The Secret Nobody Knows, Vinyl Underground
Erica Camarano, Key Cast, “Mecoy”The Secret Nobody Knows, Law & Order: SVU, God Friended Me, Graceland, Gotham
Nick Ronan, Key Cast, “Gabe”The Secret Nobody Knows, Vinyl Underground

Director Statement

At heart, BLUE FiRE is a dark modern fairy tale about rebirth.

What is SCI-FI and fantastical in the film is rooted in the natural world. We begin in a gritty blue-collar town at the edge of nowhere.
Winter and the snowy forests are characters here…
Addiction and loneliness familiar companions…
And the loss of love and its search the only worthy pursuit.
For our two damaged heroes, a spell greater than themselves seems to force them to come crashing back into each other’s lives like opposing tornadoes.

I’m fascinated by how people are always changing and evolving into the next version of themselves. Every year, 98 percent of our atoms are replaced. Every seven years, trillions of our cells die and regenerate. We are biologically in a constant state of metamorphosis. But people change in other ways too.

As a child my love of monsters, aliens, myths and the undiscovered mysteries of our world fueled the early dark musings of my imagination. The film is part a retelling of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Part inspired by Fire in the Sky, the film adaptation of Travis Walton’s alien abduction story. Part my own sense of metamorphosis from past versions of myself, much like stepping out of an exoskeleton into new skin, and part a piece written for collaboration between myself and actress Erica Camarano for us to explore more dangerous work and primal characters as actors.

BLUE FiRE poses a central question:

If someone you loved came back into your life, and you were the only one who could help them, but they had hurt you deeply…. What would you do?

Director Biography

Nick Ronan is an award-winning storyteller. As a writer and filmmaker, he has earned multiple accolades for his short films “Vinyl Underground” and “The Secret Nobody Knows,” including a Director’s Circle Award (Poppy Jasper International Film Festival), and a Best Dramatic Writing Award (Blackbird Film Festival). His films have screened across the U.S. and internationally.

Nick’s breakout performance on stage as Danny in “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” earned him an IRNE nomination for Best Actor. He has appeared in three Tennessee Williams World Premieres and in numerous independent films. Most recently, he can be seen on cable TV in Season 2 of “Godfather of Harlem” (Epix).

Nick is the founder and Creative Director of A Night of Fireflies Productions. He holds a B.A. double major in Acting and Film from Emerson College. His first feature film, Apollo Minus Project, is currently in development.