About

Nick was the youngest post graduate at the Royal College of Art for a generation. At the RCA he resurrected the film society, commissioning weekly film posters by different departments within the college and experimented with the projected medium for personal projects.

These film and video experiments formed into Nick’s first showreel which sparked Tony Scott’s commission for ‘The Hunger’, a 15 minute sequence that became Nick’s first Emmy Nomination and signed him as a director at RSA Films.

Opening Sequences and poster designs followed for Tony & Ridley Scott, including Gladiator, then Hannibal which won numerous industry awards. Nick concepted, designed and directed the telephone sequence for Black Hawk Down.

In 2001, Nick co-founded ‘The Fireflies’ – a cycle tour from Geneva over the French Alps to the Cannes Festival which has since raised millions for Leukaemia Charities and franchised successfully to California, New Zealand, and most recently Patagonia.

Nick had a solo photographic exhibition PATAGONIA THROUGH A PINHOLE at the Royal Geographical Society, London to mark the bi-centennary of Chilean Independence.

Livesey has written and directed Short Films for Rapha, Russian Vogue, and Discovery Channel amongst others.

His award winning Commercial work spans the globe from FIFA to Cathay Pacific, Lucozade to Bank of America, Gillette to Toyota. He has shot many of the world’s most prominent football players including Lionel Messi in his home town of Rosario and in Barcelona, and Cristiano Ronaldo more than once.

Futuristic Industrial Design Engineering meets 1950s Hollywood styling collides in Nick’s latest campaigns for Dyson Hair.

 

What people say about working with Nick:

Nick’s one of the most collaborative, thoughtful and yet exciting directors I’ve worked with. The whole agency team at BBDO enjoyed the experience – from junior creatives through to production.
ALISTAIR ROBERTSON
Regional Executive Creative Director, iCrossing (Formerly, Executive Creative Director, BBDO)

****

Lots of Directors talk a good game. Nick plays a good game. Competitive, inspiring, and always fun.
MARTIN LEVER
Executive Creative Director McCann Worldgroup Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific Central Team

****

Nick is awesome. He took a spot with some crazy matching scenes and made it beautiful. He thinks out every inch of film and even did more I didn’t see until we were editing. We thanked him a lot in the editing process. He nailed it. The guy never stopped thinking about the spot, well maybe when we talked about surfing…
DAN KRIPPAHNE
VP, Creative Director, FCB New York

****

Working with Nick is like entrée to a select club where everyone involved in your production is simply the very, very best at what they do, as well as the nicest! No arrogance or attitude. Incredibly patient with inexperienced clients or agency people. And passionate about making every element visually stunning. He got Andy Carroll of The Elements, who we also love, to score our spot and together they turned what would’ve been an incredibly complicated shoot fraught with potential problems into a fabulous, enjoyable-every-step-of-the-way award-winning spot. Would shoot with him again in a heartbeat!!!
BETSY MANSFIELD
VP, Creative Director, FCB New York