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Nico Casavecchia

LOS ANGELES, USA // Nico Casavecchia is an award winning Argentine director, screenwriter, and illustrator based in Los Angeles. His work employs mixed media techniques ranging from animation to live action.

His first feature film “Finding Sofía” debuted at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, was distributed domestically by Gunpowder & Sky / Film Buff.

BattleScar, a virtual reality film starring Rosario Dawson, written and co-directed by Nico premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Adi Robertson, from The Verge described the film as done with “Unusual confidence and Sophistication”. BattleScar was covered by Indi Wire, Screen Anarchy, Filmmaker Magazine, among other outlets. The film went on to screen in every major festival in the world and won best VR Experience in Raindance Film Festival in London.

In 2013 Nico directed the multi-awarded "A Boy and His Atom", a stop-motion animated short film created by IBM Research scientists, made by moving carbon monoxide molecules, and recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest stop-motion film.

In his more than 15 years of experience, Nico directed music videos and narrative pieces as well as commercials for brands like Google, Microsoft, Pepsico, Starbucks and Budweiser among others.

Nico’s films have been showcased in Wired, BBC, Indi Wire and New York Times, and film festivals as Sundance, Venice Film Festival, Tribeca, SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, BAFICI, Siggraph, Holland film festival, Ars Electronica, among others, and collected Gold and Bronze statues in Cannes, Clio, AICP, and London LIA awards.