- Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017
- NEW YORK
Director Nicolas “Nico” Caicoya has joined production house No Smoke for U.S.-based general market TV commercials, features, documentaries and branded entertainment. (La Banda Films represents him for Hispanic market advertising projects.)
Caicoya’s spots have received accolades from national and international film festivals. “Associate No. 1,” a commercial he directed for Spanish professional football club Atlético Madrid, won a Bronze Cannes Lion and was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. He also recently completed his first short film, “Hyena’s Blood,” and numerous spots for European, Latin American and U.S. markets.
No Smoke partners Andrew Swee and Lou Addesso were turned on to Caicoya’s work by company EP Diego Cantu. Swee and Addesso were drawn to the director’s aesthetic sensibilities reflected in his cinematography and the way he tells a story that is artfully directed yet isn’t contrived. A native of northern Spain, Caicoya established his memorable storytelling style early on. The son of two doctors, he began his career filming his father’s operations for class assignments while at university.
Caicoya believes great ideas and collaboration with the agency, client and his team produce the strongest ads. A hands-on director, he has an eye for solutions that support creative. In Europe, he continues to be repped by his executive producer, Barbara Manfredini. Prior to joining No Smoke, Caicoya was with Slim Pictures.
A division of CFM Labs, No Smoke maintains offices in New York and Santa Monica, Calif. Kelly Flint represents No Smoke in the East while Robin Stevens handles the Midwest.