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Nickolas Duarte is a writer/director and founder of the production company Crown Chimp.
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, T-Mobile and Western Union. He was inducted into the AAFT Advertising Hall of Fame as the 2017 Next Generation Award winner. In this space, Nickolas is focused on making lifestyle/vignette stories that capture moments of honesty.
His scripted and documentary work has played in Academy Award qualifying festivals to international acclaim, has been nominated for a Webby award, 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 National Endowment of the Arts Recipient, and a Ryan Murphy HALF Initiative Finalist. As a narrative filmmaker, Nickolas aims to make visually engaging, performance-driven stories with impressionistic elements about people going through a state of catharsis.
He is currently co-writing and directing a crime drama for Warner Bros.
Latino lens/time warner grant recipient
6 National Tellys
5 National W3 Awards
3 Communicator Awards
international muse award
67 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