InstaMiniSeries (IMS) is a full-service New York City based creative agency specializing in the development and production of story-driven original programming for the global stage. Inspired by Instagram’s compact video platform, IMS creates episodic narratives that span a variety of genres. Our creative team focuses on original material with contemporary points of view to deliver an experience with branded stories for the content marketing industry.
Our portfolio allows for collaborations with artists and brands from a variety of industries that entertain and create a lasting impression on viewers. IMS continues to intersect storytelling with social media in a unique way to generate authentic sharable experiences that entertain and inspire.
Nikki Borges is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of InstaMiniSeries. She has utilized her extensive background as an actor, director, and producer to create and explore original content for social media platforms.
At the end of 2015, Nikki executive produced and directed, UNBOUND, a sixteen part Instaminiseries for David Bowie's final album, “Blackstar”. Her collaboration with "Blackstar" was the first project of its kind and was featured prominently in this year's SXSW festival. Most recently she’s directed Chris Rock, Tariq Trotter, and Questlove for a series of commercials that she also produced.
Her acting resume includes The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (formerly The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon), and the renowned off-Broadway immersive production Sleep No More.
Upcoming projects include her roles in the feature film, Elsewhere and in IFC’s new series, Commuters, as well as several new and exciting musical collaborations through IMS.
Amanda de la Nuez is the Co-Founder and Associate Producer of InstaMiniSeries. Hailing from Miami, FL, she jetéd her way up to New York City in 2010 in pursuit of a dance career after receiving a BA in Dance and Performance Studies from Florida International University. She tripped and accidentally fell onto a stage….not for dancing….but instead for improv comedy. She enrolled and completed the improv program at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade and has performed at both UCB theaters in Manhattan.
One rainy afternoon, in a coffee shop, Amanda and Nikki discussed the idea of collaborating and creating work together. Just shortly after that, InstaMiniSeries was born; with the first series, Silent Brokelyn, starring the both of them. Amanda can also be seen as the lead on SPARKLE: A Don Quixote Story as well as guest appearances on Rota Fortunae and UNBOUND.
Amanda has continued to participate in the growth of InstaMiniSeries, taking on different roles as: Associate Producer, Actor, and Production Manager -- and she has loved every second of it. Amanda also greatly enjoys cafécitos, other people’s dogs/puppies, and spending unnecessary amounts of money at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Award-winning director and producer, delaVega, has worked in film, television, commercials, and internet videos. His work has aired and screened in North America, South America and Europe.
delaVega has directed shows with Fred Armisen, Olivia Wilde, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, George Lopez, Sarah Jones, Lady Gaga, and The Roots. Producing over 350 projects, delaVega has collaborated with clients including David Bowie, The Roots, MTV, the Discovery Channel, Starz, DIRECTV, ESPN, and the UFC. His work has been written about in Variety, Deadline, Rolling Stone, Time, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Spin, and NME.
Currently living in New York, delaVega is wrapping up post-production on his film, BookendS, and is preparing for his next film, The Mentor.
Ceci Fernandez was born in the 305 and received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. She has been on stages all over the world and, most recently, can be seen on The Excorcist on FOX. Ceci wrote the second season of InstaMiniSeries, Rota Fortunae, and has advised on scripts since. She is currently working on a number of collaborative writing projects -- which means she drinks quite a lot of coffee. Ceci is a proud member of New Neighborhood and The Hair Club for Men.
Joining InstaMiniSeries for Rota Fortunae, Joshua Sterling Bragg stayed on for the next two projects SPARKLE: A Don Quixote Story and David Bowie's "Blackstar" series Unbound before accepting a full time position in Los Angeles, California with Believe Limited. As Head of Production and resident Cinematographer for the studio, he has shot and edited the feature film Elsewhere (2017) as well as shooting a feature length documentary My Beautiful Stutter (2017). Although separated by a continent, Joshua stays up to date with InstaMiniSeries and plans to shoot with their team over and over again.
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