#16: Nicolas Heller (@NewYorkNico) - The Unofficial Talent Scout of NYC

In this episode of the Podcast, I visited New York City and had a chance to speak with filmmaker Nicolas Heller. On his Instagram page @NewYorkNico, he refers to himself as the unofficial talent scout of NYC, where he documents the fascinating characters around the city in a raw and personal way. Nicolas has also built up a catalogue of well polished commercial and client work under his company Heller Films. In our conversation we speak about his start in filmmaking, finding inspiration in New York City, and overall intention with his work. Enjoy!

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0:00: Intro
1:53 NYC Roots & Getting into filmmaking
4:50 Shooting Music Videos
7:37 moving to LA & Back
8:45 Inspiration strikes at Union Sq.
13:30 Starting @NewYorkNico Instagram page
17:00 Finding Momentum & Catching Attention of Celebrities
20:43 Meeting Charlie Da Wolf
23:30 New York’s Got Talent Facebook Watch Show
25:22 Matthew Silver
29:00 Hosting a Talent Show with Jeff Garlin
35:20 Dealing with Criticisms & Misunderstandings
44:38 Commercial work vs Cell Phone Vids
51:00 Street Videography Technique
52:08 Positive Intentions
58:00 Future Projects

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