Director - Writer - Collaborator
Nico Raineau is an award winning filmmaker currently residing in Los Angeles. He's originally from the seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut and earned a BFA in film production from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. His career in film began as the director's assistant to actor/filmmaker Ben Affleck on THE TOWN. He then transitioned into creative development, first with award winning producing partners at Jinks/Cohen and then moving to Team Downey, a Warner Bros. based production company where he helped develop film and television projects for Robert Downey Jr.
In 2014, Nico was selected as a Top Ten Filmmaker Finalist for the rebooted fourth season of the HBO documentary series Project Greenlight. His entry film, MAGIC MATTY, was the highest rated peer reviewed short film of over 5,000 submissions. He is featured on the premiere episode, which aired Sunday September 13th, 2015.
His film Brix And The Bitch screened at over forty film festivals and won over twenty awards, including Best of Festival at the 2016 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and Best Action Film at the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival. It is currently in development as a narrative series.
Nico is currently in post production on BAILEY & DARLA, a feature romantic comedy staring Brittany Snow, Sam Richardson, Jordana Brewster, Vivica A. Fox, and Anna Akana. He is also attached to write & direct an adaptation of Lenore Skomal's book The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter, the biography of Ida Lewis, celebrated American female lighthouse keeper from Newport, Rhode Island. As an outspoken feminist and social activist, Nico is committed to promoting gender parity and multi-cultural representation throughout his various projects.
Nico is also an ordained minister, available to officiate your wedding for a friendly and agreeable rate.