Nickolas Gilbert

Nickolas Gilbert

Distortion Field
Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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July 2016
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About Nickolas

Writer/Director who came up crewing in the camera department. Currently shopping a pilot/proof-of-concept I co-wrote, produced and directed called "Through the Smokescreen." I also teach film production.



  • Through the Smokescreen

    Through the Smokescreen (2016)
    Television by Distortion Field (Comedy and Short) Writer/Director On a slow day in his office, Dick Regan, an out-of-his-time, hardboiled (ish) noir detective, plays Jenga with the butts in the ashtray to keep his mind limber. He's visited by the ravishing Chloe Barnes, who hires him to try and find her father, the famous documentarian Ben Barnes, who's gone missing ever since he started working on a film about big tobacco. At first, Regan's skeptical about taking the job, but Chloe uses her considerable charm to convince him to take the case. As they embark on their journey to solve the case, Regan falls for Chloe and much zaniness ensues. Together they investigate a big tobacco family straight out of Deliverance, a charming senator and ASS (the Anti-Smoking Society), before solving the case with a twist so exciting even the writers didn't see it coming.

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2015 - 2016)
    Television (Comedy and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) takes over Brooklyn's 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented but carefree detective who's used to doing whatever he wants. The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Jake's over achieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Jake's best friend who also has crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), the precinct's sarcastic administrator.

  • Nerd Herd

    Nerd Herd (2015)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A couple faces unexpected parenting challenges when the father becomes a stay-at-home dad decides to home school their kids.

  • The Pro

    The Pro (2014)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A pair of former professionals tennis players who had a major falling out are reunited at a Pro shop.

  • Benched

    Benched (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department After losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes that the system is more screwed up than her own crazy personal life. Written by anonymous

  • Delirium

    Delirium (2014)
    TV Movie (Adventure, Fantasy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable, she falls in love.

  • Bambi Cottages

    Bambi Cottages (2014)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A father moves his family to new England to operate vacation getaway cabins for tourists.

  • Marshmallow

    Marshmallow (2013)
    Film by Distortion Field (Drama, Mystery, Romance and Short) Writer/Director After his sports car runs out of fuel in the deserted countryside, an alluring business man is tempted to break his vows when he's rescued by a mysterious woman.

  • Low Winter Sun

    Low Winter Sun (2013)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Murder, deception, revenge and corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by fellow Detroit detective, Frank Agnew.

  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
    Film (Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

  • Red Dawn

    Red Dawn (2012)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Home Run Showdown

    Home Run Showdown (2012)
    Film (Family and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department Joey Deluca is an ex-minor league baseball player working in his dad's sports bar. Since he left baseball, he's bounced from hobby to hobby, but hasn't stuck with anything long enough to find his new niche. Joey's brother, Rico, was a more successful and popular professional ball player. He owns the local Chevrolet dealership and coaches one of the town's little league baseball teams. When their father, Al, learns that the league needs one more coach, he insists that Joey take the job. The heart and soul of Joey's team, the Cubs, is a new kid in town named Lori. His mother died, and his father is in prison. Lori's goal is to take the field shagging balls at the upcoming Home Run Showdown. He desperately wants to be on television so his dad can see him from jail. However, only the league's top three teams can participate. He works diligently to ensure the Cubs' success, but Joey isn't as motivated. Al soon sweetens the deal for Joey by proposing that he'll leave his bar to the son ... Written by LeannaSue

  • Restitution

    Restitution (2011)
    Film (Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.

  • Machine Gun Preacher

    Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
    Film (Action, Biography, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted gang biker Sam Childers is released from prison and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has converted to Christianity. One night, Sam and his best friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife; however Sam reacts and turns the tables on the stranger. Sam is affected by the incident and is convinced by Lynn and his mother Daisy to join their church, and he is baptized. Sam finds a straight job in construction. When he meets a preacher from Africa, he decides to visit the continent. Sam travels to Northern Uganda and South Sudan many times and builds an orphanage for the victims of the cruel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Further, he fights whenever necessary and becomes a legend known as The Machine Gun Preacher. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Doctor Reddy's Killer App

    Doctor Reddy's Killer App (2011)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer The enigmatic badass Doctor Reddy puts a new twist on rescuing a damsel in distress by offering to light her cigarette with - an iPhone app.

  • Have a Little Faith

    Have a Little Faith (2011)
    TV Movie (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Writer Mitch Alboms reluctantly agrees to pen the eulogy of his childhood rabbi.

  • Another Happy Day

    Another Happy Day (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A family weekend is fraught with emotional landmines for mercurial and sensitive Lynn (Barkin) as she arrives at her parents' Annapolis estate for the marriage of her estranged eldest son Dylan (Michael Nardelli), accompanied by her three younger children (Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth, Daniel Yelsky). Lynn's hopes for a joyful reunion are crushed as her wry but troubled middle son Elliot (Ezra Miller) lobs verbal grenades at his mother and her relatives while daughter Alice (Kate Bosworth), a fights valiantly to keep her longtime demons under control. The weekend quickly unravels as Lynn demands to be heard by her aloof, disdainful mother (Ellen Burstyn), ailing, distant father (George Kennedy) and ever-judgmental sisters (Siobhan Fallon, Diana Scarwid), but most especially by her ex-husband Paul (Thomas Hayden Church) and his hot-tempered second wife Patty (Demi Moore). Confronted with the deeply painful, half-buried truths that have given rise to the family's primal web ofresentments ... Written by Phase4 Films

  • Demoted

    Demoted (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Art department What goes around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross).

  • Stone

    Stone (2010)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Edward Norton), a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleads for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack himself, Stone arranges for his wife Lucetta (Milla Jovovich) to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception. Written by The Massie Twins

  • Conviction

    Conviction (2010)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

  • High School

    High School (2010)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A random drug test coincides with a high school valedictorian's first hit of pot. With his college scholarship at stake, he enlists the school's biggest stoner to help nullify the results of the screening - by getting the entire student body high. Written by John Stalberg, Jr.

  • The Prince of Motor City

    The Prince of Motor City (2008)
    TV Movie (Drama) Art department Add a Plot »

  • Doctor Reddy

    Doctor Reddy (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Doctor Reddy is one strange dude. Witness his encounters with freaked out patients, go-go dancers, karaoke bars, and biker gangs. In other words, just another day in the life.

  • Jumper

    Jumper (2008)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department David Rice is a high school student in Ann Arbor, abandoned by his mother at five, living with his callous, alcoholic father, enamored with Millie, a fellow student, and picked on by at least one classmate. On a winter's day, while about to drown, he discovers he can transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on earth. He runs away from home, goes to New York City, robs a bank vault, and comes to the attention of a shadowy group of government hunters. Eight years later, the hunters, led by the murderous Roland, get a fix on David. He heads home, searches out Millie, invites her to travel with him, and only later realizes that Roland and his crew are seriously deadly. Is everyone close to David in danger? Written by <>

  • Kalamazoo?

    Kalamazoo? (2006)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Three women return home for their ten year high school reunion to discover that a time capsule made on graduation night, predicting where everyone would be in ten years time, is due to be opened and read aloud at the impending event. Horrified at the thought of their unfilled goals being revealed, they embark on a 'search and destroy' mission for the capsule and chaos ensues. Written by Londinium Productions

  • Detroit

    Detroit (2006)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department The action crime-thriller, CORRUPTED MINDS, revolves around a gang of revolutionaries who are about to cause mayhem for the citizens and cops of the Motor City.

  • Trap

    Trap (2006)
    Film (Thriller) Cinematographer/Producer After Amy convinces Nicole to kill her abusive husband, Nicole travels to her on-line friend's home -- only to find Amy's own abused spouse, Chandler. And he's got blood on his hands, too. TRAP is a painfully funny look inside love, marriage, and body disposal. Written by Anonymous

  • Dreamgirls

    Dreamgirls (2006)
    Film (Drama, Music and Musical) Art department Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? Written by <>

  • Joy Road

    Joy Road (2004)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The Joy Road Project consists of a movie and an App. The movie Joy Road is about an upwardly mobile lawyer who gets drawn into helping his sister but then finds himself a pawn in a conspiracy to pass laws that fill up prisons. Truth being stranger than fiction, we found the real life counterpart to our fictional conspiracy here in America. The prison industrial complex, Arizona immigration law and Wisconsin Union busting laws are but a few of its accomplishments. So, to promote the film, we designed an APP to allow people to have a voice against this vast conspiracy. Using social media, we hope to be a film project, encased in and released with software that both tells a story and provides the tools for activism. Written by Anonymous

  • Mutant Swinger from Mars

    Mutant Swinger from Mars (2003)
    Video (Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department A "long lost sci-fi film" from the 50's, finally, has been recovered! Martians form Mars come to Earth for it's most valuable resource,.. women! It's up to Rusty Rave to stop them.

  • One Half Gone

    One Half Gone (2002)
    Film (Family, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Sam is getting married and needs his deceased mother's wedding ring. His distant aloof brother, Cub, has it. So, Sam embarks on a road trip to recover his brothers ring,.. which when he gets there, finds out, it's missing.

  • 8 Mile

    8 Mile (2002)
    Film (Drama and Music) Art department This is the inspiring captivating story of the legendary rapper Eminem. The troubled young aspiring rapper from a ghetto in Michigan must exert his last chances to become successful while dealing with his life in ruins. All is seemingly lost. He is now single, has only a few friends, an insane/alcoholic mother, and is dealt with poverty and living in a violent city on 8 mile. His only way out of the ghetto and torturous life he's living in is with his talent in rapping. Will B-Rabbit prevail and seize the shot he's given or will he let it slip? Written by ojmessier23

  • Timequest

    Timequest (2000)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department A story about a man who travels back in time to Fort Worth, Texas on November 22, 1963 and prevents the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Polish Wedding

    Polish Wedding (1998)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is having an affair with neighbour cop Russell and becomes pregnant by him. Russell is pressed hard to marry Hala. Written by Anonymous

  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight (1998)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. Written by <>


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