"If I tell you about all the responsibilities I take on as producer you might think I am just crazy to have chosen this profession," admits Nesci.
Handling the ever-mounting expanse of his responsibilities with ease, Nesci's diplomatic approach, combined with his ability to follow his gut and build meaningful relationships with people, have allowed him to accomplish more than most other producers in a relatively short amount of time. His capabilities as a producer are further compounded by his natural creativity, something that allows him to visualize a director's goal for a project and deliver a work that exceeds everyone's expectations.
In 2013 Nesci produced Benjamin Weiss's (The Ferryman, Vision Quest) award-winning film Lineman, which received the $3000 Founders Circle Award from the 2013 Louisiana Film Prize competition, in addition to being chosen as an Official Selection of the Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland and several others.
Nesci had his work cut out for him on this project, as the film required him to develop the skeleton of the production in California, but because the goal of the project was to win an award in Louisiana, the film also had to be shot there.
"This implied a lot of problems obviously since all cast and crew had to be moved, for the exact time of the actual production… Once again, to cut expenses I relied on my diplomatic skills," recalls Nesci.
"I made an appointment with the Mayor of Arcadia to explain to him the meaningfulness of our movie and ask him for help… The meeting was very successful and Mayor Smith allowed me to film freely within Arcadia’s city limits."
Anyone who knows the strenuous effort that goes into applying and paying for film permits, especially in Los Angeles, knows that Nesci's accomplishment is a huge feat. After wrapping the California portion of the film's production, it was off to Louisiana for Nesci and the rest of the Lineman cast and crew. There, his ability to build relationships with the people he meets came in handy once again.
"I was able to make friends also with linemen and some of Louisiana's people, up to the point that one of them invited all of us to live at his place, on the swamp, during our stay for production," explains Nesci. "This was extremely helpful to put all cast and crew within the ambience of the film, plus it allowed our DP to shoot footage of the swamp, which was useful for post-production, since he let us explore it with his boat. And… it was all for free!"
The international success of the film Lineman undoubtedly proves the invaluable nature of producer Filippo Nesci's vast talents to his industry, a fact that he's proven through his work on several other productions as well.
In 2014, Nesci produced a series of commercials for renowned scotch whiskey company Lagavulin with director Armen Perian. The series included the commercials entitled "Confidante," "Valiant," "Champion" and "Guardian," and went on to receive the 2014 Bronze Clio Award, the National ADDY Gold Award, and others.
Nesci is currently working on several other exciting productions including the film Pepe the Movie, as well as a scientific documentary on the evolution of mourning in the digital age, which will cover mourning practices across the world surveying dances, artifacts, costumes and music. He is also promoting the film Snippets of Wally Watkins, which he produced with Janus Communications and Movies LLC., at film festivals internationally.