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DIRECTOR, STORY ARTIST
Nicola Sammarco, director, storyboard artist and comics author. He started his career directly with Disney Company Italy, as layout artist for comics, he did the layouts for the graphic novel of Finding Dory by Pixar, published by Panini Editore.
He worked as a story artist on the "Grinch" (Illumination), for The SPA Studios on "Klaus" and for Aardman studios on "lost in Iterland" by Google. Always as story artist he wokerd on "The Inventor" a stop motion feature film by Jim Capobianco. He worked as story artist for Skydance Los Angeles on a new unannouced feature film and as writer and director of the teaser for the feature film "L'Atleta" (in development) by 10D film. He worked as story artist on the feature film "Sneaks" (House of Cool) directed by Rob Edwards (writer of The Princess and the Frog and Treasure Planet).
He founded Nasse Animation Studio, with which he's producing and directing the animated preschool series "Nicopò", the first 100% ecological tv show in the world. Actually he's working also on his first comics series "Muran" for the french publisher Glenat Editions and as story artist on two new feature films “David” produced by Sunrise Productions and an unannounced film produced by Epipheo.
Founder of Animatà Academy
SIC PARVIS MAGNA
I WORKED FOR
(Disney Animation Studios)
“I was fortunate to work with Nicola recently in my role as Head of Story on a new feature film called Light of the World. Nicola contributed brilliant storyboards that were always both cinematic and entertaining. He has a keen eye for interesting camera angles which he draws in a very clear and accurate way. He is adaptable to humor and action or dramatic scenes as well. He draws so well he never has an issue drawing characters on-model, which is a rarity. I highly recommend Nicola Sammarco for any animated feature or series that needs a reliable and talented storyboard artist.”
(Disney Animation, CEo Animation Studios)
“I have know Nicola since he was a student in an animation program in Florence, Italy. He was a major talent even then. Since then he has worked hard and only become even more talented. I worked with him directly as his director on the 2d feature film “The Light of the World” just recently. He produced amazing storyboards for some very complicated sequences and always submitted beautiful work on a tight schedule. I would recommend him to any studio/project and I hope to work with him again soon. -Tom Bancroft, Animation director”
Director, Scriptwiter, Producer
(Aerial Contrivance Workshop, Pixar Animation Studios)
"Nicola story boarded for me on the animated feature film The Inventor for a period of two months this past year. He was always organized and responsible for his work delivering on time. Conscientious and thoughtful story artist, Nicola has a nice cinematic style. He takes direction really well and was a pleasure to work with. I very much look forward to working with Nicola again in the future. In fact you shouldn't hire him so I can work with him again. Just kidding - you'd be a fool not to hire him"
(Aardman Studios, Axis Studios, Netflix)
"Working with Nicola (on a short-form commercial project at Aardman Animations) has been a very positive and enjoyable experience. He managed to craft a solid storyboard under minimal direction in record time, while suggesting cool camera/story ideas. Nicola is an incredible artist who deeply loves storytelling and animation (and you can easily tell from everything he brings to life). Hope to work together again soon!"