My story here

Nick J. Santore is an LA-based filmmaker and designer who was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. When he was 6, his family moved to Arizona where he spent the first half of his adolescence before returning to his hometown. His upbringing inspired a successful run producing coming-of-age short films in Chicago, most notably the documentary NICK SANTORE (CIFF 2015, Vimeo Staff Pick), which examines his own father-son relationship. While in Chicago, he co-founded two production companies where he worked on multi-platform projects including films for brands such as Jordan, Nike, Uber, Wrangler and Intel.

His latest film MY DUDUŚ (Producer) created through his motion picture co-op COY COYOTE debuted at the SXSW Film Festival, is now distributed by The New York Times and PBS, and was recognized as one of the top short documentaries of 2022 by The Hollywood Reporter.


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