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Nickolas Duarte is a film, commercial and series writer/director.
As a commercial director, Nickolas has earned over 70 industry awards including a National Addy, an Emmy, 6 National Tellys, and 3 National Communicator awards. He’s done work for clients such as Adidas, the NBA, the NFL, Nike, Pepsi, BMW, Ford, New Era, Charles Schwab, China Mobile, and Western Union. He was inducted into the AAFT Advertising Hall of Fame as the 2017 Next Generation Award winner.
His scripted and documentary work has played in festivals to international acclaim, and has been described by Short of The Week as “almost as much a physical viewing experience as an emotionally affecting one.” He is a two-time NALIP Fellowship Recipient, a Latino Lens Narrative Shorts Incubator Fellow, and a Ryan Murphy HALF Initiative Finalist.
He is currently co-writing and directing a crime drama for Warner Bros.
Nickolas lives with his beautiful and highly intelligent wife Brittany, his stupid and deaf dog buzzard, a couple cats, and an awesome hedgehog.
Latino lens/time warner grant recipient
6 National Tellys
5 National W3 Awards
3 Communicator Awards
international muse award
58 Regional Awards
5 Best of Show ADDY
2017 AAFT Next Generation Recipient
2x NALIP Fellowship Recipient
Festivals: Latino Media fest, docuwest, Short of the week, film shortage, omeleto, St. Louis International, Short of the Week, Film Shortage, Arizona International, Art of Brooklyn, California International, Big Apple, Manhattan, Phoenix, NALIP Showcase, Illuminate, Loft in Malta, DC Shorts, Chicago International, International Cinematic Arts, 3 Minute, Indieflix, Fusion, World Kids International, LA Arthouse, Atlanta, Arnold Sports, Arivaca, ShortsNonStop International, Arizona Underground, Northshore, NYC Downtown, In the Bin International, Atlanta Underground, Loft International