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Kico Velarde

Los Angeles native Kico Velarde began his career like most filmmakers do... as a child on a steady diet of cinematic classics from the 80's like Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark and Oliver Stone's Platoon.

Upon graduating from college, he decided to take a different route than most aspiring filmmakers do by diving straight into the world of post-production. He began sharpening his editorial craft as an Assistant Editor, eventually becoming an Editor on projects for companies like NBCUniversal, Deluxe Digital Studios, Technicolor, HGTV, Olmos Productions, and IFC.

Five years later he switched hats and went on to produce two Internationally Acclaimed and Award Winning feature films PVC-1 (2007) and Meteora (2012). In 2011, Kico was tapped by NBCUniversal to join the producing team as a Producer/Editor for Jay Leno's web-series "Jay Leno's Garage". That same year, Kico took home his very first Emmy win for "Jay Leno's Garage" and followed that up with a second Emmy Nomination in 2012.

In 2012, Kico made his directorial debut with the film The Shooting Star Salesman which also marks the first film out of The Film Imaginarium, a Film and Television Production Company Kico co-found alongside his creative business partners.

When not filming or editing, Kico takes advantage of every minute he can to enjoy life with his wife and Producer Joanna Velarde and their two inspirations, Elijah and Sophia Velarde.

Short film credits

Director, Executive Producer
Image from The Shooting Star Salesman

The Shooting Star Salesman

United States | Aug 2012 | 20:00
An embittered, magical salesman attempts to revive his shooting star business in a modern, fast paced society.
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 26 Sep 2012