Nic is a filmmaker and lecturer, combining filmmaking with his practice as research. At the University of Essex Nic lectures and supervises students in fiction and documentary filmmaking from undergraduate to PhD.
As an industry specialist Nic has worked extensively for the BBC, producing and directing documentaries and drama documentaries. His critically acclaimed film Transplant followed both sides of the organ donation story, a first for UK television. His work has taken him around the world, filming in Lebanon, Palestine, Nepal and the US. His subjects have included neurosurgery in The Brain Hospital for BBC 1, social housing in the series Neighbourhood Watched for BBC 1, missing people in the The Day They Disappeared for BBC 1 and forensic science in the film No Ordinary Murder for BBC 2. Nic’s approach focuses on deep access, combining Direct Cinema and Cinéma Vérité. His fiction short film Periphery won awards at Buxton Film Festival and Lakeshorts Film Festival in Canada. Nic is currently working on two documentaries and a further fiction film.
University of Essex