Nicholas is a passionate leader, educator and visual storyteller part of a young generation of entrepreneurs who are rethinking the ways we understand, communicate and tackle the challenges of our world. He holds a dual degree in Environmental Science and Geology from Queen's University and currently lives in Ottawa, Canada where he works full-time as a documentary filmmaker. His innately curious spirit and unwavering dedication to his work has led to a colourful portfolio spanning youth education, activism, truth and reconciliation, outdoor adventure and conservation.
Growing up immersed in the natural world, Nicholas learned from a young age the opportunities that land can offer us in recounting our past, adapting to our present and preparing for our future. He is a firm believer that the most important stories of our time are those that reconcile our natural and cultural worlds across borders, belief systems and between generations. Above all else, Nicholas lends his time and energy to those who follow through on a vision.
His recently presented his cross-cultural documentary film ‘In The Footsteps Of Our Ancestors’ which was shown across Canada and gained praise from the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. In 2018, he was lead cinematographer for the Coextinction Film project, and is currently completing a short documentary on safe motherhood in rural Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. During his time in Ethiopia he also ran a series of documentary filmmaking workshops for students and staff of the university. Nicholas has worked with many reputable organizations, notably the Students on Ice Foundation, University of Ottawa and the CBC in locations across Inuit Nunangat, the Northwest Territories, coastal British Columbia and the Horn of Africa.
2019 - Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking - American Embassy Library Room, Addis Ababa Ethiopia - 2 day course
2019 - Introduction to Videography - Jimma University, Ethiopia - 2 day course
2019 - Filming the Heartbeat of the Canol Trail - Above & Beyond
2019 - Weengushk International Film Festival - Official Selection - In The Footsteps of Our Ancestors
2019 - Ottawa Adventure Film Festival - Official Selection - In The Footsteps of Our Ancestors
2018 - Canada C3 Expedition Documentary - Canadian Museum of History - Cinematographer
2017 - SESQUI Vancouver Canada 150 Film Tour - Official Selection
2017 - Waterwalker Film Festival - Official Selection
2016 - The Explorer's Club Polar Film Festival - Official Selection
2016 - Kingston Canadian Film Festival Local Shorts Program - Official Selection
2016 Focus Film Festival - Best Cinematography
2015 - Focus Film Festival - Best Cinematography
2014 - Focus Film Festival - Best Screenplay
Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) - Advanced Operations Pilot Certificate - Transport Canada (2019)
Geologist In Training - Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (2018)
Wilderness First Aid - Canadian Red Cross (2018)
H.B.Sc - Environmental Science and Geology - Queens University (2016)