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Nicole Lucas Haimes

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Nicole Lucas Haimes is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and non-fiction television showrunner known for her compelling portrayals of characters and insightful storytelling told with humor and heart.

Her work has played in major film festivals and been televised worldwide. Her credits include CBS, BET, A&E, and the ABC News flagship documentary series, TURNING POINT. For PBS, Haimes wrote, produced, and directed the Emmy-nominated CRACKING THE CODE. She wrote, directed and co-executive produced for A&E, CONFESSIONS OF THE DC SNIPER, featuring the first exclusive interview with Lee Boyd Malvo. She was the showrunner for Z Living's Conquered, a 6 episode docu-series profiling extraordinary stories of courage and triumph.

Her feature documentaries include the New York Times critic pick CHICKEN PEOPLE, which opened at SXSW prior to its 2016 theatrical release in the US and Australia. It received nominations for the SXSW’s Gamechanger award, Nashville’s grand jury prize. Her critically acclaimed film, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE HUNGRY, for ESPN Films 30 For 30, premiered at Tribeca in 2019. The Washington Post called it “sharply drawn, surprisingly intimate...brilliant.”

She is currently co-directing with Charles Burnett a feature documentary that focuses on corrupt policing.