Nicholas is a passionate leader 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 filmmaker and explorer. 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 on the Niagara Escarpment on traditional Treaty 18 land, 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.
He is currently releasing a documentary film with the outdoor organization he co-founded Trails In Tandem, surrounding the legacy of the Canol Trail Youth Leadership Hike in the Sahtu, NWT. He is also the lead cinematographer of an upcoming documentary about the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale population off the North American Pacific Coast. Nicholas has worked with many cutting edge organizations, notably Parks Canada, the Students on Ice Foundation, the Fort Norman Metis Land Corporation and the Canada C3 Expedition in locations across Nunatsiavut, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Greenland and coastal British Columbia.
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
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)