Born in the fog of San Francisco, Nicolette Daskalakis is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and internationally-exhibited artist.
Her career has been marked by a fluidity between commercial/narrative and fine art/experimental spaces. While studying at the University of Southern California, Nicolette first blended these two worlds by receiving a BA in Film & Television Production at the School of Cinematic Arts and a minor in Intermedia Arts from the Roski School of Art and Design. Simultaneously working on narrative and experimental film projects, Nicolette aimed to create work that had an awareness of, and dialogue with, both commercial and fine art film/photography.
Upon graduating, Nicolette began working as an art director/production designer creating sets for film before working full-time as a freelance filmmaker, photographer, and multi-media artist. Since then, she has created video and photo work for a variety of clients and companies, including BuzzFeed, HelloGiggles, L'Oréal, Mitú, Ulta, and Paramount. 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. Nicolette's feature-length script "Violet" was a finalist for the 2019 Outfest Screenwriting Lab. Additionally, her photographic work has been exhibited in shows across the US and abroad.
Nicolette strives to create unique, intimate work that challenges the separation of artistic mediums and embraces the power of visual storytelling, with a particular interest in highlighting female and LGBTQ+ voices. She currently resides in Los Angeles.