Fred DeVecca was born in Philadelphia and raised in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He has a BA in English Literature from Wilkes University and attended film school at Maine Media Workshops & College at Rockport, ME.
Fred has been a screenwriter, photographer, and free-lance writer, mostly in the sports and arts & entertainment fields, for twenty-five years. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA), Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA), Valley Advocate (Amherst, MA), Greenfield (MA) Recorder, Shelburne Falls & West County Independent, Preview Massachusetts (Northampton), Leisure Weekly (Keene, NH), and Baseball Underground. An essay on hardboiled detective fiction and a segment from his (unpublished) novel Act of Contrition appeared in the Scottish mystery magazine Noir Originals in 2004.
He has written, produced, directed, edited, and acted in four films of his own and has worked on several more as production assistant, location scout, set decorator, grip/electric, and assistant director. From 1996 to 1998 he was a producer at TV6 Greenfield (MA) Community TV.
Fred has been a member of the Marlboro Morris Men since the mid-80s, and since 1999, he has managed Pothole Pictures, a non-profit, community-run movie theater.
Fred lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
1998 – 3rd Prize – Microbudget Film Festival – New York – for Hellhouse Moon
1998 – finalist – Massachusetts Film Office Screenwriting Competition – for Apparition Falls
1997 – finalist – Austin (TX) Heart of Film Screenwriting Contest – for Apparition Falls