Automaton is Nick Stone.
A love of movies sent me off to New York University Tisch School of the Arts to pursue a life in film and television.
Along the way, I spent time as a production assistant freezing outside during New York winters, as a casting assistant for national broadcast campaigns, logging and loading footage into the wee hours of the night, taking lunch orders, and editing videos in exchange for new sneakers.
Since then I have worked as an editor cutting everything from Sesame Street to Snoop Dogg. My work includes advertising campaigns for Sam Adams, Range Rover, Honda, Goose Island and Swiffer. My experience allows me to tackle any subject and weave together an engaging story using the footage gathered. I have established a reputation with my clients for being resourceful, collaborative, and fast. Producers and directors have teamed with me again and again over the years because they are excited to see the work that's delivered. Radical, Y&R, Ogilvy, Showtime, Fuel TV, Rockhard Films, Bunker, and Octopus NY are some of my favorite clients.
In addition bringing the creative visions of others to life, I also have experience producing and directing my own work. My documentary, Fun for Hire, which premiered at the Jackson Hole Film Festival, has given me a familiarity with all aspects of the film-making process. The movie follows three professional sports mascots as they seek to fulfill their ambitions of entertaining thousands and making people laugh. IndieWire called it, "a surprise revelation full of zaniness and spirit."
Automaton is always looking to meet new people and for new projects. Telling stories is fun.