Nico Navia is an LA based Director of Photography. He began his career navigating all aspects of production in his hometown of Miami, FL and later on in New York City where he developed a passion for the art of cinematography. Nico is a graduate of the American Film Institute with an MFA in Cinematography. His thesis film, AGAINST NIGHT, earned him a nomination for the 2015 ASC Gordon Willis Student Heritage Award and was also a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Throughout his training, he's had the privilege of having a distinguished list of mentors such as Stephen Lighthill, ASC, Bob Primes, ASC, Bill Dill, ASC, Rodney Taylor, ASC and Geoffrey Erb, ASC. Nico now strives to perfect his art working on narrative, documentary and commercial projects throughout the US and abroad. His objective on every endeavor is to support the director’s vision with light, composition and movement while devoting 110% of his energy to each and every frame.

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2015 ASC Gordon Willis Student Heritage Award

2015 Student Academy Awards

2016 Film Independent Project Involve

2015 Cine Gear Expo Film Series Winners

2013 Kodak Student Scholarship Award Winners