f i l m m a k e r // a r t d i r e c t o r // p h o t o g r a p h e r
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
Alliance of Women Directors
Women of Cinematic Arts
The Sandbox Directing Workshop
Born in San Francisco, Nicolette Daskalakis is an award-winning filmmaker, poet, and internationally exhibited, multi-media artist. She has produced and directed successful content for a variety of clients and companies, including BuzzFeed, HelloGiggles, 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.
As the daughter of a visual artist, she grew up amidst an environment of creativity. Inspired and encouraged by her mother, Nicolette knew she wanted to pursue a career within the arts. With a background in both print journalism and analog photography, 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. Nicolette has exhibited her photography, illustrations, and experimental films internationally.
In 2015, she founded iconico Arts, a multi-media production company that strives to create diverse, inspired content, with a particular interest in 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 her first book, “because you’re now banging a French girl." In 2016 she released a follow-up book "All The Boys I Never Kissed." Nicolette also runs a style blog, iconico style, that celebrates fashion as an artistic form of self-expression as well as features interviews with female musicians, filmmakers, and artists. 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.
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