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 and a National Endowment of the Arts recipient. 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.

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