Nicole Castillo is a director-producer and a member of the international film organization Film Fatales.

Her passion is in telling stories about marginalized populations, following characters suffering mental illness, the elderly, those isolated by grief or social circumstances, and broken family relationships. She won an Emmy award for a medical story she did in partnership with Univision International. Her latest short film "The Last Protestor" won best female filmmaker at IndieFEST 2018, as well as, won best student film at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, and was nominated for best student short at the Milledgeville Film Festival. The film was an official selection at the La Femme Film Festival & Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and played at Cannes Short Corner 2018. Her first feature length film, a social justice-medical documentary called "Forgotten Plague" screened internationally and is out on Amazon Prime.

Nicole's work extends into commercials, and most recently, she produced several commercials for the grocery store chain "Northgate Market" which aired on television and social media platforms.

Her experience in digital content extends into high profile productions working on NBC and Insurrection Media's latest Snapchat series "Dead Girl's Detective Agency" under Directors Guild Of America director Suzi Yonessi. Nicole also worked on digital content for the Netflix docuseries "Battle Fish" under Pilgrim Media Group. She has worked in development for Los Angeles film companies such as Strongman Productions & Aero Film, assisting in the completion of SXSX and CMT documentary "Chicken People."

Nicole received her masters degree in Film & TV Production from Loyola Marymount University. She has directed & produced several short narrative films & documentaries for master-level projects with Loyola Marymount University & New York Film Academy. She is currently working on a TV Pilot drama based on family dynamics and the emotional and political tension within a Cuban-American family living in the South.

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-WINNER HIV Without Aids: Southeastern Emmy - Best Investigative News Story

-WINNER The Last Protestor: Best Female Director (Student) -IndieFEST 2018

-WINNER The Last Protestor: Best Student Film at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, 2017

-NOMINATED The Last Protestor: Best Student Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival 2018

 -SELECTED The Last Protestor: Cannes Shorts Corner 2018

 -OFFICIAL SELECTION The Last Protestor: La Femme International Film Festival

-OFFICIAL SELECTION The Last Protestor: Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival

-SELECTED The Last Protestor: Emerging Content Creators Scholarship with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers