Chairperson & Founder
Executive Board Members
Aunt Kiki Productions
Nikki Braendlin wrote and directed the feature film AS HIGH AS THE SKY, which was released by Cinema Libre Studio after garnering strong reviews and several festival awards. She is currently in development with producers Karen Tenkhoff and Lisa Barrett McGuire on her second feature, BALLOONS. The dramedy is centered around a reclusive meter maid’s reluctant friendship with two endearing misfits, a relationship that ultimately forces him to confront his obsession with death and the guilt that accompanies it.
Nikki previously adapted the New York Times' best-selling memoir FAST GIRL, based on the life of Olympian turned high-end escort turned mental health advocate Suzy Favor Hamilton and is working with Eleonore Dailly on a documentary about Bunny Yeager and her influence on the female gaze.
Before segueing into writing and directing films, worked for as a counselor in a group home for children and teenagers and co-founded Hear Me Roar Productions, an all-women’s theater company that produced benefits for women’s and children’s organizations.
Nikki serves on the Board of Directors for Alliance of Women Directors and is a member of Film Fatales and Glass Elevator.