Nick Corporon hails from the great state of Missouri, where he grew up gay next to a corn field in a town of 4,000. He attended Missouri State University where he studied journalism and film. He got his Masters at Chapman University, where he studied under John Badham (“Saturday Night Fever”). His short films “Barbie Boy,” “Last Call,” and “Empire” have played at over 70 film festivals worldwide. “Barbie Boy” won several awards on the circuit, including the prestigious Alfred C. Kinsey Award for continuing the discussion of gender. “Retake” is his first feature film.