Nico Sabenorio is an award-winning documentary and music video director with a passion for spreading awareness of social issues through non-fiction filmmaking. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Sabenorio was nominated twice for Best Video With a Message at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards for "The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes and "Ballad of Hollis Brown" by Rise Against. An interactive exhibit in Grand Central Station, New York, recently featured an oversized prescription pill bottle and the heartfelt documentary-style spots from Sabenorio’s current anti-drug campaign as a part of The Partnership at DrugFree.org's Medicine Abuse Project. Among Sabenorio’s list of social issues researched and filmed consists of human trafficking, agricultural poverty, prescription drug abuse and crystal meth. His film, Bout that Bout, which explores youth violence in a small town trailer park, won Best Short Documentary at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.