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Nicole Lucas Haimes is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist best known for her richly observed character portrayals and her incisive exploration of little-known worlds. Her work has played in major film festivals and has been seen worldwide. Her feature documentaries include the New York Times critic pick CHICKEN PEOPLE, which prior to its 2016 theatrical release opened at SXSW where it was nominated for the festival's Gamechanger award, and at Nashville, nominated for the Grand Jury prize prior to airing on CMT. The critically acclaimed THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE HUNGRY, for the Emmy Award-winning series ESPN Films 30 For 30, premiered at Tribeca 2019.
Other credits include CBS, BET, 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.
Currently, Nicole is directing with Charles Burnett the feature documentary Confidential Policing Documentary, which was selected for a Women In Film Sundance Film Financing and Strategy Fellowship.