AGENCY EXPERIENCE

Hudson Rouge - Freelance Copywriter & Creative Director
2016 - 2018
• Lifted a Lincoln Continental onto the roof of the Tribeca Film Fest with an industrial sized crane.
• As Creative Director of all branded content get to hang out with a ton of fashion, sports, and fitness influencers who have way more followers than me…

Freelance - Copywriter & Creative Director
2010 - Present
Agencies: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Wieden Kennedy, BBDO, Chiat/Day, Mother, Johannes Leonardo, Creature, Laird & Partners, Deutsch, Narrative, Motive, Digitas, DDB Tribal, Razorfish, Red Antler, Hudson rouge, etc.

• Directed the band Coldplay in a music video.
• Created a documentary and an art exhibit of cardboard signs created by the NYC homeless that debuted at the Dumbo Art Center.

Sharawadgi Productions - Writer & Director
2009 - Present

• 1st Feature Film finalist for “Best Narrative Film” at Austin Film Festival.
• Wrote, directed, produced & edited 3 films - talk about indie

BBH, NY - Copywriter
2007 - 2009

• Worked with 2 Oscar nominated filmmakers on a vacuum commercial
• Had Michel Gondry ready to half his rate for the chance to direct a Levi’s spot until the
client accused us of being “star f*&%ers.”

Toy NY - Copywriter
2006 - 2007

• Created Viral Holiday Site “Elf Yourself.” (little know fact - original name was The Elf-Morphosis)
* Got some advice from legendary director Mel Brooks who randomly walked by our shoot.

 

Email: nickzafonte@gmail.com

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Advertising Awards: My work has been featured in One Show, D&AD, Creativity Online, Art Director’s Club, and Best Ads on TV.

Press: CNN, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Wired, Good Morning America, NY Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, PSFK, Upworthy, Uproxx, Trendhunter, Modern Copywriter, New York Cine Radio

Film Festivals: Austin, Manhattan, Hill Country, Maryland International, Idyllwild, New Filmmakers of New York, River’s Edge, Phillip K. Dick, Long Island International Film Expo, Zero Film Festival

Zodiac: Virgo, more specifically Day of the Structured Action (August 29).