Nico Casavecchia

Nico Casavecchia

1st Avenue Machine
Director and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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About Nico

Nico is an Argentine director, screenwriter, and illustrator based in NY. His work includes music videos, commercials and film, often employing mixed media techniques ranging from animation to live action.

Nico directed A Boy and His Atom (2013) a stop-motion animated short film created by IBM Research scientists. It was made by moving carbon monoxide molecules, which is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film.

In 2013, A Boy and his Atom won a Gold and Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions.

His films has won numerous awards and has been showcased in festivals like: Siggraph, Viedram Film Festival in Rome, Holland Film festival, OFFF, and others.



  • Finding Sofia

    Finding Sofia (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Director A conflicted animation filmmaker travels to Argentina chasing after a girl he met online, only to end up living with her and her intimidating boyfriend on an isolated island on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

  • A Boy and His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

    A Boy and His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie (2013)
    Film (Animation and Short) Director This is, literally, the world's smallest movie. It's made of atoms - one of the smallest particles of any element in the universe. Just how small is an atom? Well, to see one, you need to magnify it 100 million times. In other words, there are about five million atoms in the period at the end of this sentence. Each frame of this film was made by moving thousands of atoms to their exact placements by the scientists at IBM's research lab. The frames were combined into an animation -the world's smallest movie - that tells the story of a boy and a wayward atom who meet and become friends. Written by IBM

  • Buildings & Vampires

    Buildings & Vampires (2012)
    Film (Animation and Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • Hotel

    Hotel (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Director HOTEL is a medium-length experimental film with six stories shot by six different directors in one same place, the Hotel Casa Camper Barcelona. All scrambled together. Each one came with his owns story and was given total artistic freedom to film within a 24HS time frame. Written by Anonymous

  • Salesman in the Mirror

    Salesman in the Mirror (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Alex is a frustrated director on the run. After a night of anxiety he decide to pick a random destiny and escape from his life, the travel roulette ends in a Hotel in Barcelona. From this point on the night is a blank page.

  • Slamdance Sweet 16

    Slamdance Sweet 16 (2010)
    Film (Short and Musical) Director Add a Plot »

  • Notes sur le boule amorphe

    Notes sur le boule amorphe (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director The exact moment when the members of a couple are back to being individuals again.


  • Bronze. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for "IBM: Ninjas vs Superbugs"

  • Gold. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for "A boy and his atom"

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