In this episode of Beyond the Image, host James Patrick chats with award-winning film and commercial director Nickolas Duarte.

As a commercial director, Nickolas has earned over 70 industry awards including a National Addy, an Emmy, 6 National Tellys, and 3 National Communicator awards. He’s done work for clients such as Adidas, the NBA, the NFL, Nike, Pepsi, BMW, Ford, New Era, Charles Schwab, China Mobile, and Western Union. He was inducted into the AAFT Advertising Hall of Fame as the 2017 Next Generation Award winner, one year after host James Patrick.
His scripted and documentary work has played in festivals to international acclaim, and has been described by Short of The Week as “almost as much a physical viewing experience as an emotionally affecting one.”  He is a two-time NALIP Fellowship Recipient, a Time Warner Narrative Shorts Incubator Fellow, and a Ryan Murphy HALF Initiative Finalist.
During this long-form interview, the two discuss the growth of a creative’s career, the need for grit and bootstrapping, the important of proactive marketing, how to survive mistakes and the years of commitment it takes to gain “overnight” success as well as how personal work can help a creative professional.


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