NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has hired Nick Litwinko as Executive Producer, helming the launch of its new film and episodic VFX division. Litwinko, who has built a career on infusing a serial entrepreneur approach to the development of creative studios, will grow the division, recruiting versatile talent to bring a boutique, collaborative approach to visual effects for long-form entertainment projects. The division will focus on projects spanning feature film and episodic, that are marked with highly stylized visuals as a vehicle for conceptual exploration. Since coming on board with Nice Shoes, Nick and his team already have three long form projects underway and will be announcing a major talent signing in the coming months.
“Nice Shoes has always been focused on delivering the highest quality visuals, no matter the scope or size of the project,” says Litwinko. “I’m excited to continue to build upon these established superior production values to partner with content creators on highly collaborative projects that call for a very focused and stylized VFX approach. While our focus will be on feature and episodic work, we’ll also be available to collaborate with agencies and brands on advertising and branded content.”
“Nick has such an impressive background and brings such a wealth of knowledge and experience in building and scaling new divisions,” adds Managing Director Justin Pandolfino. “He brings a pervasive excitement for creative challenges and is constantly seeking ways to evolve himself and the talent he engages. We’re thrilled to have him join the Nice Shoes team.”
Litwinko launched his career at MTV during the height of its cultural zeitgeist, working as a Senior Producer for MTV Promos/Animation before stepping up as Executive Producer/Director for MTV Commercials. His decade long tenure with the media giant during this transformative period led him to launch his own company, Rogue Creative, where he served dual roles as EP/Director, overseeing a wide range of animated, live action and VFX-driven branded campaigns. Constantly seeking a new challenge, he was later named Senior Producer for Psyop New York, before launching the New York office of BL:ND. He moved on to join the award-winning team at First Avenue Machine as Executive Producer/Head of Production as they widened their expertise at the intersection of technology and entertainment on a global scale. He was then recruited to join ShootersINC as Managing Director, leading a strategic rebrand and building up their NYC offices and playing an instrumental part in the rebrand to Alkemy X.