Based in Biarritz
Brothers Michel + Nico, hail from Biarritz - Michel spent some years as a social worker and Nico as an architect before they began their directing journey. Their passion and ambition is what you’d come to expect from former athletes. Their style is, in many ways, a reflection of their former lives... real, honest, sensitive and beautiful.
First practicing their craft through documentaries based around various sports, Michel + Nico taught themselves to film, light, edit, post, and animate their own work. Their ability to connect with real characters on-screen and a strong cinematic flair soon grabbed the attention of the advertising world and Red Bull was the first to recognize their talent. However, it wasn’t long before they were applying their new found skills to commercials.
Michel + Nico’s first commercial project for Gillette launched during the Six Nations, and featured British and Irish Lions star, George North. The film resonated much further than just the rugby community with such a clear demonstration of their talent under their belt, leading to work for brands such as Under Armour, Sky sport, BBC, Mercedes, Renault, SEAT, Lucozade, and RBC. They have been shortlisted and multi awarded for the YDA, British Arrows, 1.4, Creative Circle, ACIP, Kinsale sharks, LIA… and been selected as « best New talent » at SHOTS Awards after their first year in advertising.
Their Last personal short film Won GOLD screen at Young Directors Awards in Cannes and is shortlisted to multiple short film festival including some Oscars and Baftas Qualifiers.
In recent times, the scale of Michel + Nico’s work has grown - they are currently prepping their first feature film with “Merman US” and this year.