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Nikki (Nikila) Cole has established an international reputation a writer, producer, and director, moving easily between the unscripted and scripted industries. Most recently: directed 2 episodes of the acclaimed Y/A (scripted – 3 cam) series THE NEXT STEP (BBC Kids), directed the award-winning short MY FATHER, JOE, and is developing a fiction series about Catherine de Medici. She spends her non-work time educating and bringing solar cookers to sub-Sahara Africa. www.tonembee.com.
Formerly a choreographer and theater director in London and Canada, Nikki transitioned into film with a PBS and Vision TV documentary WANDERINGS: A JOURNEY TO CONNECT, exploring strange and unusual Jewish communities from Korea to Iceland to India. Her other documentaries and dance films include PAUL’S PIECE OF SKY (PBS) about a struggling African American Dance Company and INTIMACIES about Michael Kearns, Hollywood’s first openly HIV+ actor. (Bravo, Audience Vote: Best Documentary, Palm Springs Int’l Film Fest).
She produced and directed installations for the Pacific Space Centre, the King Abdulaziz Historical Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and was production manager for Motion Simulator Ride films including MARS and SEATREK for SimEx Inc.
She was a writer/producer/director/story producer of over 15 factual series including TESSA & SCOTT, FOUR WEDDINGS, STORAGE WARS, and ICE ROAD TRUCKERS.
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