Pasquale Greco discovered his passion for filmmaking at a young age. In middle school, he borrowed his grandfather’s video camera to record a series of short horror films with his life-long friend and collaborator, Sean McGee. From then, there was no looking back. He spent his youth frequenting film festivals across the country and educating himself in the art of storytelling.
Pasquale attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he worked alongside a variety of talented young filmmakers and educators before graduating early with a degree in Cinema and Digital Arts focused on Directing Actors and Cinematography. Prior to graduating, he landed his first internship with Miramax on the film Adventureland. This gave him his first unfiltered view into the world of studio filmmaking and the amazing opportunities created by escalated budgets and the support of talented professionals.
Pasquale’s studio filmmaking career began in 2007 after using contacts from his internship to find a home for himself in the Camera Department, working with and learning beside Cinematographers like Linus Sandgren (La La Land) and Masanobu Takayanagi (Spotlight, Black Mass). In 2010, he moved on to Visual Effects where he worked on increasingly larger films such as Men In Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, Fast and Furious 7, and Ant-Man.
As his passion for creating continued to grow, Pasquale went on to direct and produce the 2013 mixed animation short documentary The Other Dave, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival and received a Grand Jury Nomination at the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.
In 2016, Pasquale founded Burning Lake Productions as a means of using his 12+ years of industry experience to create long-form narratives, feature films, and television. Pasquale and his team are currently developing a voice for themselves in the world of suspense, building characters that are true to the small, rural towns they grew up with in West Virginia.