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, learning first from 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. An outspoken feminist filmmaker and social activist, he was also a finalist for the 2016 #TheFWord video contest as well as a featured panelist at the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival.
Nico's most recent 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, Best Short Film at the 2015 Atlanta Independent Film Festival, and Best Action Film at the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival.
He is currently packaging his first feature film, a romantic dramadey titled Bailey & Darla's Sex Adventure. 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. He is the owner of Amfran Entertainment, a production company based in Los Angeles, California.
The New London Day: Filmmaker and Mystic Native Makes it to Top 10 of 'Project Greenlight'
Specials Not On The Menu: "BRIX AND THE BITCH" Offers Stronger Female Roles