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 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.
Through experiences in nature, 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’ was shown across Canada and gained praise from the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Last summer, he was lead cinematographer for the Coextinction Film project, and is currently completing a short documentary on maternal healthcare in rural Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. Nicholas has worked with many cutting edge organizations, notably the Students on Ice Foundation, University of Ottawa, the Fort Norman Metis Land Corporation and the Canada C3 Expedition in locations across Inuit Nunangat, the Northwest Territories, coastal British Columbia and the Horn of Africa.
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)