5/20/2014 Nikita season 4 DVD and Blu-ray released May 20, 2014, They can be ordered from Amazon, rented from Netflix, and streamed online from both.
10/23/2013 Nikita season 3 DVD and Blu-ray released October 22, 2013. They can be ordered from Amazon, who, along with Netflix, also offers streaming of season 3 episodes.
10/5/2013 The final six episodes of Nikita will air beginning Friday November 22 and concluding on Friday December 27. IGN | Nikita Twitter
10/1/2013 Today is the final day of filming of the final episode of Nikita. Here are twitterpics from Aaron Stanford (Birkhoff) and Albert Kim (series co-producer and writer) to mark the occasion.
10/2/2012 Second season Nikita DVD and Blu-ray issued October 2, 2012. They are available from Amazon
5/11/2012 The CW renews Nikita for a third session with an order for 22 episodes. More information at The Futon Critic.
8/30/2011 DVD and Blu-ray for first season of Nikita are available throughAmazon.
5/17/2011 The CW renews Nikita for a second season.More Info
10/24/2010 Nikita is extended to the full 2010-2011 season. The CW has ordered nine new episodes. More Info
Nikita debuts Thursday September 9, 2010, on The CW at 9:00pm EST.
Nikita, in which Aaron Stanford plays a computer and communication specialist named Seymour Birkhoff, has been ordered to series by The CW. Thirteen episodes are planned for the 2010-2011 season. Shooting for the new series began in Toronto in mid-July. You can follow the series' development at The Futon Critic.
How I Got Lost DVD released May 11, 2010. It can be ordered from the film's official site or from Amazon.
Aaron Stanford plays the resident techie in the pilot for Nikita, a potential TV series for The CW. Filming completed in Toronto March 2010.
Runaway DVD released December 8, 2009. You can order it on Amazon. The Runaway Facebook page gives some of the flavor of this dark, disturbing, compelling story.
Holy Money is scheduled for European theatrical release September 16, 2009 through Kinepolis, a Belgium-based distributor and operator of cinema complexes in Belgium, France, Spain, and Switzerland.
Fear Itself DVDs (4-disc set) containing all 13 episodes including Echoes, the episode starring Aaron Stanford, released September 15, 2009. It's available for purchase from Amazon
Aaron Stanford appeared in a guest role in the fourth episode of the third season of AMC's Mad Men, where he played a potential client of the show's 1960s advertising firm, Sterling Cooper. The September 6, 2009 episode, titled The Arrangements is available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video.
Playing a poker genius who seems to have lost his gaming skills, Aaron Stanford was the lead guest actor in the July 19, 2009 episode of the USA Network/NBC series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. This eighth season episode, titled All In, is available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video.
How I Got Lost shows at a number of U.S. film festivals throughout 2009 (and one Canadian venue in 2010). For a very complete log of this film's appearances and other activities, see the film's Facebook page.
The Cake Eaters DVD released March 24, 2009. Available from Amazon.
The Cake Eaters U.S. cinema distribution begins March 13, 2009. It is the first project distributed by 7-57 Releasing, a new company created by the film's producers, The 7th Floor and 57th and Irving Productions.
Flakes DVD released July 8, 2008. It is available from Amazon.
Aaron Stanford plays Andrew Peterson in How I Got Lost. Written and directed by Joe Leonard, this is a full length version of his earlier (2005) short film of the same name. Filming completed in May 2008. official site.
Traveler pilot is selected by The Futon Critic as number 12 of the 50 best TV episodes of 2007.Futon's Top 50 for 2007
Flakes opens December 19, 2007 at the IFC Center in New York City. U.S. release is through IFC Films, with simultaneous on-demand TV release.
Aaron Stanford plays the lead guest role in Hollywood Homicide, the October 5, 2007 episode of the CBS TV drama Numb3rs.
The season 4 episode can be watched on Amazon Instant Video.
Live Free or Die DVD released July 24, 2007. Available for purchase from Amazon.
Standing Still DVD released June 26, 2007. Available from Amazon.
The Cake Eaters has a busy fall 2007 film festival schedule. It screened in September at the San Diego Film Festival, in October at the Woodstock Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival, and in November at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Flakes screens at the Nantucket Film Festival on June 14 and 15, 2007.
Traveler has liftoff. Following a preview showing of the pilot episode on May 10, Seven further episodes of the series are scheduled by ABC, beginning on May 30, 2007, in the Wednesday, 10 - 11pm (EST) time slot. A schedule, with episode titles, can be found on Wikipedia.
The Cake Eaters debuts at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival on April 29 as a film in the Encounters category.
Live Free or Die limited US theatrical release begins March 30, 2007.
Flakes premieres on March 10, 2007 at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin Texas.
For their gory battle in The Hills Have Eyes' atomic village, Aaron Stanford and Michael Bailey Smith won the "Bloodiest Beatdown" category of the Fuse/Fangoria annual Chainsaw Awards, held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, October 15, 2006. Although Aaron was not able to attend the awards presentation, he received a statue and was pretty happy about that.
X-Men: The Last Stand DVD released October 3, 2006. Available from Amazon
ABC adds Traveler to their drama lineup for midseason 2007.
Live Free or Die screens at Newport, Seattle,
and Atlanta film festivals in June 2006.
The Hills Have Eyes DVD, in rated and unrated versions, released June 20, 2006. Available from Amazon
X-Men: The Last Stand premieres in May 2006. at Cannes Film Festival
Standing Still opens April 21, 2006 on 15 screens in 9 cities.
Runaway set for busy spring festival season, including the Vail Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Eliat Film Festival (Israel) and Festival de Cinema des 3 Ameriques (Quebec).
Live Free or Die is top jury winner in the narrative feature competition at the March 2006 South-By-Southwest Film Festival.
Live Free or Die to show as the closing film on April 11, 2006 at the 11th Gen Art Film Festival in New York City.
The Hills Have Eyes premieres March 9, 2006 at Los Angeles' ArcLight Cinerama Dome.
Live Free or Die to debut in the narrative feature competition at the South-By-Southwest Film Festival March 10-19, 2006.
Runaway to screen at 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. Showings on September 15 and 17.
Winter Solstice DVD released September 13, 2005.
It is available through Amazon.
Runaway to premier at
2005 Tribeca Film Festival, with
showings on April 26, 28, 30.
Winter Solstice to begin phased theatre release on
April 8, 2005 with showings on two screens in New York City and two in Los
Rick DVD released November 9, 2004. It is available through Amazon.
Aaron Stanford picked for 2004 "Rising Stars: Screen Acting
Discoveries," a program associated with the Hamptons
International Film Festival which promotes the creative expression of
emerging actors in independent film.
Winter Solstice to
screen October 22 and 23, 2004 at Hamptons International Film Festival.
Aaron Stanford plays the role of Michael Addler in
Runaway. Filbert Steps Productions. Filming completed late September 2004.
Vitagraph Films to release Rick to U.S.
theatres beginning September 2004.
Rick screens at 2004 Moscow International Film Festival June 18-27.
Winter Solstice to be distributed by Paramount Classics; probable 2005 release.
Winter Solstice premiers at 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, with screenings May 4, 5, and 8.
Rick opens the Independent Film Festival of Boston, April 29, 2004.
First European screening of Rick, January 2004 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam,
X2: X-Men United DVD released November 25, 2003 Available from Amazon.
Premier screening of Rick September 6, 2003 as a Discovery Film at Toronto International Film Festival.
For folks in the Boston/New England area, Aaron Stanford is the cover of the September 2003
issue of Boston magazine. Inside (p. 102), he is featured as
one in the "hot list" of "newer talent that's spinning
and rising around our cultural hub."
X2: X-Men United premiers April 28, 2003 in Los Angeles.
Details, April 2003, Aaron Stanford featured on opening Contents page as one of 10 actors having a strong chance to be
"The next Big Thing."
Tadpole Video and DVD released January 21, 2003. DVD and Instant Video available from Amazon.
Aaron Stanford is picked by Variety as one of its
"10 Actors to Watch." "Like Graduate did with [Dustin] Hoffman
in 1967, Stanford's Tadpole ... has instantly placed the
25-year-old thesp on Hollywood's radar. So much so, Stanford made the
jump from a $150,000 digital video feature to playing the flame-throwing
mutant Pyro in the enormous big-studio pic X-Men 2."
September 5, 2002, p. A3.
Theatre releases begin for Tadpole. Following its U.S. theatre premier on July 15, 2002, Tadpole, in
which Aaron Stanford plays the lead role of Oscar, is scheduled for
runs in 55 cities across the US.
In its sixth annual IT issue, Entertainment Weekly picks
Aaron Stanford as their "IT debut" for his starring role in
Tadpole. June 28/July 5, 2002 issue, p. 60.
Tadpole wins best dramatic direction award at 2002
Sundance Film Festival.
interviews, appearances, notable reviews, production and distribution notes
on-line and print media, by project
The Cake Eaters
Aaron Stanford and Kristen Stewart talk about The Cake Eaters and other matters. Interview
9/20/2012 This insightful article by Lauren Taylor in the horror genre website Bloody Disgusting focuses on Aaron Stanford's history of creating believable, often appealing, characters in a wide variety of acting situations.
The cast and director of this time-bending episode of Fear Itself offer a glimpse into their approach to horror. Recipe for Horror
Director Rupert Wainwright reveals that the secret inspiration for 'Echoes' lies in murder, mayhem and a jazz-age poem banned for indecency for 50 years. Secret Inspiration
Echoes, is an episode of the NBC TV horror anthology series Fear Itself. Filming was completed July 2008, but the episode, along with four others, was not broadcast when the series was interrupted by coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games and national political conventions. The complete series, including Echoes, was issued on DVD in September 2009. It is available from Amazon
Rebecca Murray of About.com Entertainment conducts an extended interview with Aaron Stanford on horror movies, filming in Morocco, and remakes. The page also gives links to interviews with Emilie de Ravin, Alexandre Aja, and Wes Craven.
Thanks to stanfordwank for finding this very interesting iF Magazineonline interview with Hills have Eyes director Alexandre Aja: Why is he drawn to making horror films? Why did he choose Aaron Stanford for the role of Doug Bukowski? What new films might be in his future and what does that have to do with "the last big superhero movie?"
Ain't It Cool News is a controversial website run by Harry Knowles dedicated to rumors and reviews of upcoming and currently playing films. As of mid-March 2006 it contains a review of The Hills Have Eyes followed by extensive comments, observations, rants on Hills and on horror flicks in general.
An advance review from Great Britain of The Hills Have Eyes.British Review
Acting is hard work, especially when you're filming action sequences 12 hours a day in 100 fahrenheit degrees of desert heat. Covered in red Karo. Cast members of The Hills Have Eyes talk about the characters they play and their experiences on location in Morocco in the March 2006 print issue of Fangoria, pp. 28-31.
A five-page article on The Hills Have Eyes' origins, concepts guiding the remake, and logistical challenges of production in Morocco is featured in the February 2006 print issue the horror-film magazine Fangoria, issue 250, pp. 42-46.
Based on the novel Holy Smoke, by Tonino Benacquista. Produced by a Belgian company, Moviestream, and filmed in 2007 in Italy, Belgium and England. The film was never released or distributed in the U.S. market.
How I Got Lost
Lars Trodson's May 2010 review of How I Got Lost focuses on the film's strong sense of place and memorable characterizations. Roundtable Pictures review
In this October 21, 2009 interview, director Joe Leonard talks about the development of How I Got Lost and the work of Aaron Stanford and Jacob Fishel on the film. Stereosubversion.com interview
Live Free or Die
Tobias Peterson saw Live Free or Die at the 2006 SXSW festival and his resulting review shows real insight into the core of the story. It's the final review on the page, so you'll need to scroll down.
Mad Men season 3 episode 4, "The Arrangements"
In this June 27, 2011 posting to AMCTV's Mad Men Blog, Aaron Stanford talks about his guest role as aspiring entrepreneur Horace (Ho Ho) Cook, and his non-decision to become an actor.
12/16/2013 Hanh Nguyen interviews Aaron Stanford for TV Guide. Topics include his reaction to working with The Breakfast Club's Judd Nelson in this final season of Nikita, Stanford's take on why Nikita fans like his Birkhoff character, and brief remarks on his new 12 Monkeys project. TV Guide interview
11/18/2013 In an interview with IGN TV's Eric Goldman, Aaron Stanford talks about Nikita's abbreviated final season, his view of the function of the Birkhoff role in the series as a whole, X-Men, and other matters. The interview is one of a series with Nikita cast members conducted by Goldman in September on the show's Toronto set. IGN interview
8/29/2013 Here and also here, is the complete video of the Nikita cast's Comic-Con 2013 farewell panel discussion.
7/23/2013 At this past week's Comic-Con International, Aaron Stanford talked about the development of his Birkhoff character over the past three seasons of Nikita and about what might be in store for the droll techie in the show's upcoming final season. Comic-Con interviews here and here.
You'll find handy links here to You Tube videos of the Nikita panel discussion at the July 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego.
In addition to participating in the Nikita panel discussion at Comic-Con International 2012, Aaron Stanford gave plenty of interviews. These links will take you to a sampling of the interviews: TV For The Rest of Us | Seat42f | TV Fanatic
This insightful and informative February 2010 review of Runaway by Robert Bell on the Canadian site Exclaim.ca, was occasioned by the release of the DVD.
Newsweek, May 6, 2002, p.58. Tadpole is chosen as
one of the top summer movies. "Swimming in a sea of blockbusters is
this teensy comedy, shot in two weeks on digital video, about a
precocious teen who falls for the wrong woman: his stepmother."
Premier, April 2002, pp. 72-74.
Interview, April 2002, p. 68.
"If you're a fan of the three Manhattan W's--Woody Allen,
Wes Anderson, and Whit Stillman, that is--you're going to love
Tadpole. ...the thing you really take home with you is
Aaron Stanford's career-making performance. A 25-year-old Rutgers
University graduate and current resident of Union City, New Jersey,
Stanford gets Oscar, the 15-year-old lovestruck prep-schooler,
just right."-- Jeffrey Wells, Reel.com, January 14, 2002.
"Newcomer Aaron Stanford has impeccable comic timing as the
precocious young hero."-- Newsweek on-line, January 19, 2002.
"Stanford is consistently brilliant in a role that could easily play
smug or brittle, but he's got gravitas without weariness, portraying
fixation without becoming overbearing."-- Ray Pride, Indiewire.com
film reviews, January 17, 2002. Full Review
In this May 10, 2007 interview,TV with MeeVee managing editor Marjorie Kase covers an unusually wide range of topics—the making of Traveler, comic books, favorite TV viewing, more.
You can learn a bit about the making of Traveler, follow developments in the story line, and read how the story would have developed if the series had not been cancelled, by visiting the blog maintained by David DeGillio, the show's creator and lead writer.
Aaron Stanford talks about his new TV series Traveler in an interview posted on tv.com the day before its May 10, 2007 preview showing on ABC.