John M. Fasano:
Screenwriter, Director, Producer

John M. Fasano

John M. Fasano had over 25 years experience with more than fifty credits on feature films and prime time television as a writer, director or producer. As a producer, he has been involved with the films Darkness Falls, Rapid Fire, Ginostra, Tombstone, According to Occam's Razor and Cargo

Fasano was the driving force behind production company, Thoughts in the Margin Established in 1990, this company has a proven track record of producing high quality, profitable entertainment.


His writing background includes the films Another 48 Hrs., Universal Soldier: The Return, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, and Alien 3, as well as developing the story for Alien Vs. Predator, Flushed Away, Ex-1Marvel Comics' Werewolf by Night, Sniper Reloaded, Hostel: Part III and Sniper Legacy


His television projects include The Hunchback (for which he received a WGA nomination for best teleplay), F/X The Series, Mean Streak, The Legend Of Butch & Sundance, The Hunley, Saving Jessica Lynch, the Tom Selleck hit Stone ColdFirestorm: Last Stand at YellowstoneHoliday Switch and Hannah's Law, among others. Fasano directed the television movies Murder at The Presidio and A Family Lost as well as multiple episodes for the first and second seasons of the children's action show Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight. He has also worked in New Media by creating and writing the Sony/Crackle series Woke Up Dead starring Jon Heder.
Fasano began his film career unofficially at the age of 8 when he was asked to take coffee to Ben Gazarra on the set of John Cassavettes' Husbands while it was shooting in his hometown of Port Washington, New York. Strongly bitten by the film making bug, Fasano immediately started making 8mm films using armatured clay and Aurora models.  His first official film jobs came while he was still attending Paul D. Schreiber High School, working on "industrial" films for IBM. Still a teenager, John was becoming a regularly published artist making public appearances with the National Cartoonist's Society. Fasano continued his creative pursuits at the State University of New York, Purchase, where he studied film. While attending college, John was also employed as the Film Research Editor for Time/Life's national publication TV Cable Week.

Upon graduation from SUNY, Purchase in 1984, he became a freelance magazine editor and art director for such disparate titles as Muscle and Beauty, Race Car & Driver, Wrestling Power and OUI magazines. At this time he was also creating the artwork for legendary grindhouse films such as Tenement (Slaughter in the South Bronx and Driller. While completing an average of two magazine editions a month, he returned to his one true love, film, by producing and directing the now cult classic horror films Rock 'n Roll Nightmare and Black Roses before moving to Los Angeles where he sold his first script, Tailgunner to Morgan Creek.