Salvatore Stabile

Screenwriter, Director, Waiter
Salvatore Stabile's rags-to-riches story was not quite what he initially foisted onto journalists, claiming at times to have had an older brother who died of a drug overdose, bragging at other times of mob connections ... Read more »
Born: 10/01/1974 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (7)

Finding Carter 2015 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Power 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Revenge 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Where God Left His Shoes 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Drive 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Rescue Me 2004 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer

Gravesend 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (4)

Where God Left His Shoes 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fastlane 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Sopranos 2001 (Tv Show)

Teleplay

Gravesend 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Where God Left His Shoes 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Gravesend 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Salvatore Stabile's rags-to-riches story was not quite what he initially foisted onto journalists, claiming at times to have had an older brother who died of a drug overdose, bragging at other times of mob connections or confessing to a string of misdemeanor arrests and rotation through drug rehab at 14. Far from leaving home at 17 because his parents threw him out, Stabile hailed from a solid working-class family, but the Cinderella facts remained equally fantastic in the light of the more mundane truth. "Gravesend" (1997), the movie he began shooting at age 19, debuted at the 1996 Seattle Film Festival, and within months Bob Bookman of the Creative Artists Agency had signed him, Oliver Stone had agreed to take a presentation credit on the film and Steven Spielberg had given him a two-picture deal. Applauded for his "edgy sense of form" and "surprisingly original feel for film language," Stabile had sold much of mainstream Hollywood on his talent, yet the question remains: Can Sal Stabile go the distance like a Spielberg or a Stone? Initial critical reaction to "Gravesend" was mixed to negative.

Relationships

Father
worked for an airline

Mother

Steven Stabile

Brother

EDUCATION

Xavier High School

New York, New York

New York University

New York, New York
dropped out after four semesters

Milestones

1997

"Gravesend" opened with the words "Oliver Stone Presents" appearing above the title

1996

Signed by Robert Bookman of Creative Artists Agency

1996

"Gravesend" debuted at the Seattle Film Festival

1994

Began shooting "Gravesend"

1992

Graduated form a Catholic high school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY and moved to Manhattan to share a one-bedroom apartment with his maternal grandmother

Exposure at festival led to individuals investing $60K

Negotiated two-picture deal with DreamWorks SKG

"Gravesend" accepted as a work in progress by third annual Hamptons International Film Festival on Long Island

Grew up in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood known as Gravesend

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