Nico, a boy with a knack for adventure, most likely inherited his thrill-seeking spirit and freewheeling imagination from his grandfather, a cemetery caretaker who spent his one free hour per week feverishly writing screenplays. Or perhaps it came from his father who couldn’t attend art school due to poverty, so he started his own advertising firm and later sold it at an incredible profit, allowing him to return to his roots as a writer and painter. Regardless of where it came from, it’s safe to say that creativity runs through Nico’s blood, and his life’s goal is to carve out his own unique path, one that stands tall among the creative titans that came before him.
The heroes in Nico’s stories, ones that include the likes of Ferrari and Porsche, always triumph, but it is Nico’s innate ability to conquer any obstacle thrown his way that is so impressive. Like pulling off an epic shot on the busiest bridge in Palembang, Indonesia with only three minutes to spare; or filming a scene with a priest in a Sicilian village, unaware that the former priest had been shot a few days prior. For most directors these impediments would upend the shoot – but for Nico, these are merely speed bumps. This unapologetically bold director is eager to take on the next quest and carry his creative legacy forward.