e d u c a t i o n
USC School of Cinematic Arts
BA Film and Television Production
USC Roski School of Art and Design
Minor in Intermedia Arts
California State Summer School for the Arts
Creative Writing Program Completion
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
3 Days of Fashion Program Completion
a f f i l i a t i o n s
Alliance of Women Directors (AWD)
Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA)
Women in Motion Pictures (WIMPs)
The Sandbox Directing Workshop
Born in the fog of San Francisco, Nicolette Daskalakis is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and internationally exhibited photographer.
She has produced and directed successful content for a variety of clients and companies, including BuzzFeed, HelloGiggles, L'Oréal, Mitú, Goldenvoice, and SuperDeluxe. Nicolette spent 9 months at BuzzFeed creating viral web content for their style channel (TopKnot) and craft channel (Nifty), many of her videos garnering over 1.3 million views within a week. Since then, she's continued to expand upon her strong understanding of the digital space to provide clients with unique, visual content that stands out in the crowd. Her background in fine art, journalism, and music informs her work with a rich understanding of color, rhythm, and voice.
As the daughter of a visual artist, she grew up amidst an environment of creativity. After working in both analog photography and print journalism, Nicolette first began applying her skills to documentary film and created several non-fiction shorts for community television. While attending USC, she quickly made the transition to narrative and experimental filmmaking. Her award-winning junior thesis film, Heart to Heart (2012), has been featured in festivals across the United States and was licensed by Gaia TV and Spiritual Cinema Circle.
In 2015, Nicolette founded iconico Arts, a multi-media production company that strives to create diverse, inspired content, with a particular interest in queer and female-driven stories. Under the iconico umbrella Nicolette has created a multitude of projects, including the award-winning short film “s h o o t" and three books of poetry: “because you’re now banging a French girl", "All The Boys I Never Kissed", and "Portrait of Your Ex Assembling Furniture." She moonlights as the lead singer, co-songwriter, and pianist of the band Coco and the Macarons.
Nicolette strives to create unique, intimate work that challenges the separation of artistic mediums and embraces the power of visual storytelling. She currently resides in Los Angeles.