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 video editor. Since then, she has created video and photo work for a variety of clients and companies, including BuzzFeed, HelloGiggles, Paramount, L'Oréal, Mitú, Ulta, Vegamour, and Moon Juice. 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. Her photographic work has been exhibited in shows across the US and abroad.
In addition to film and photography, poetry is an integral part to Nicolette's creative practice. She has published multiple chapbooks/books of poetry, most recently "Portrait of Your Ex Assembling Furniture", and continues to incorporate poetry and language into her visual work.
Nicolette strives to create unique, intimate work that challenges the separation of artistic mediums, with a particular interest in highlighting female and LGBTQ+ voices. She currently resides in the south of France, where she is pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts.
You can find her on Youtube , Instagram , and dancing in her kitchen to 60s French pop.