Nico Casavecchia was born in Buenos Aires in May 13th, 1981, the same day the Pope was shot while riding in his Popemobile. Nico is self taught – he abandoned his graphic design degree because he didn’t get along with maths – and stared working at a post-production house as part of the web design team.
Then Nico made the move towards advertising, getting a job at an ad agency, Dialogo, as a “junior art director.” While working there in 2001, a video installation he did with a friend earned an award at the 1st ever OFFF festival. Right afterwards, he moved to Barcelona, where he founded AÄB with two friends, China and Agus. They did all sorts of things to pay the rent: VJing, illustration, music videos, TV spots, graffiti, toy design, etc. Their work was featured in MTV, Res Magazine and Idn. During the AÄB years, Nico discovered his calling as a director.
Today he lives a happy life as a filmmaker in Brooklyn, directing for 1st Avenue Machine.
Watch below the 180ID Nico Casavecchia, directed by Canal180.