‘Signal Strength’ goes viral!

Yay for WiFi always bringing people together!

I was part of a creative team that placed musicians in 9 different NYC subway stations to play a composed piece of music together…using wi-fi. The video has garnered much deserved attention including Staff Pick for Vimeo and pieces on Buzzfeed and The New York Times. Watch the amazing video below.


C O M E  B A C K  H A I L E Y
Am ecstatic to announce that my very first film script, which I produced together with the dream team of director Ela Thier, producer Nikolai Metin and actor Matthew Murumba, will be making it’s World Premiere at this year’s


Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St (south of Canal St)
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for ticket announcements!

Two Films Screening Sept 27!

(Nabil Viñas and Neal Hemphill on the set of “Top of the World”)

Three films written by Neal Hemphill will be featured next weekend as part of the 3rd Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival. Nabil stars in two of them: Top of the World, which played at the first ever New York Reel Recovery in 2012. And Dressed which will make it’s world premiere.

Reel Recovery showcases filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. Neal’s beautiful trilogy sheds light on the journey of recovery from alcohol abuse in creative ways. It’s a body of work Nabil is very proud to be part of. Come to the QUAD and stay for the Q&A with cast and crew afterwards.

Three Short Films by Neal Hemphill 
(Total run time = 30 minutes.  Followed by a Q&A.)

QUAD Cinema
34 W 13th Street (btw 5th & 6th ave)
New York, NY 10011

The Cat’s Cradle World Premiere in Minnesota!


Short film The Cat’s Cradle will make it’s world premiere next month in Minnesota for Twin Cities Film Fest! The movie was written by and stars Tawny Sorensen as one half of a newly married couple with Nabil Viñas as her loving husband. It’s directed by David Spaltro, whose feature Things I Don’t Understand (also featuring Nabil) was previously at Twin Cities Film Fest ’12. The team is excited to have it’s first audience and looks forward to bringing it home to NYC.


The Great Despair Has Wrapped!

The Great Despair was shot through most of July and the feature film is now in full post-production swing! Editing is going well and the team couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come. Keep up with news on the film at GreatDespairMovie.com.

The Great Despair

A Science Fiction Comedy by Ela Thier

Shaina lives in the year 2592. Humans, at this point in time, have cleaned up the planet. Poverty, war, greed, exploitation, prejudice, depression, loneliness – these are all things that she’s read about in history books. And while she’s heard about this dark, historic era of have’s and have-not’s, she’s never herself seen human beings hurting other human beings.

Until now.

By getting involved with a group of physicists who experiment with time travel, Shaina accidentally ends up stranded in the year 2014. And because it’s all she’s ever known, she assumes that everyone around her is honest, generous and caring, as she tries to recruit the help that she needs to get back home.

The Cat’s Cradle by Tawny Sorensen

Tawny Sorensen

Nabil will play a lead role in the short film The Cat’s Cradle, written by and starring the wonderful Tawny Sorensen, produced by Craig Nobbs and directed by longtime collaborator David Spaltro. The film is about a couple’s all-consuming attempts to conceive and the stress and tensions that build between them. It is an adaption of Sorensen’s original stage play All of the Elements, originally produced as a part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s ’09 Summerfest. The Cat’s Cradle shoots this June.

President Obama To Introduce History’s ‘World Wars’

President Barack Obama (pictured) is to introduce the first night of History’s six-hour special event series The World Wars, which premieres this forthcoming Memorial Day.

The American president’s intro, airing on May 26 at 9 p.m. EST, marks his second factual series introduction this year, after he previously recorded an introduction for the Fox/Nat Geo limited series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey in March.

Obama previously recorded a segment for History in 2010, when he introduced the cable channel’s 12-part factual series America: The Story of Us.

The World Wars is produced by Stephen David Entertainment and narrated by actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town), and tells the story of three devastating decades of war told through the eyes of the leaders such as Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur.
2 days ago by Adam Benzine – realscreen.com

(Nabil Viñas as young Italian sniper Benito Mussolini)

“COME BACK HAILEY” Pre-Release Screening!


a comedy for the screen

directed by Ela Thier
written by Nabil Viñas
starring Nabil Viñas & Matthew Murumba

produced by Nikolai Metin, Ela Thier, Nabil Viñas

When a jobless fuck-up loses his girlfriend, he recruits his friend to help win her back

Thursday, May 22 @7:30PM

Indie Screen
285 Kent Ave (at South 2nd Street) Brooklyn, NY

This is a special, one-time screening. The film is 30 minutes long, and will be followed up by a Q&A with myself and the other filmmakers involved. Theater is small and we got 30% booked up within 24 hours of putting the word out. Highly recommend getting your tickets early.

THE WORLD WARS airs Memorial Day, May 26

New miniseries, The World Wars, will tell the story of over three devastating decades of war from the perspectives of the unique men who came of age in the trenches and later decided the fate of a world on the brink of disaster. It follows the stories of the likes of Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, George Patton, Benito Mussolini (young Mussolini is played by Nabil Viñas), Charles de Gaulle and Joseph Stalin.

“The stories that came out of the world wars are heroic, horrific and everything in between. I’m happy to lend my voice to History and help tell these stories in a very different way,” says Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) who will narrate the show.

The series marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I and will feature interviews with Senator John McCain and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell — both of whom have battlefront experience — and former U.K. Prime Minster John Major.

The three-part series begins on Memorial Day
May 26 @ 9PM
It will broadcast on both HISTORY and H2 in the US and internationally.
It will also premiere on France Television and Germany’s N24 in those markets.

Watch the Exclusive Trailer at TVGuide below