Born in Munich, Germany and raised in the South of France, Nicolas Wendl discovered film early. Wendl to pursued film in the United States at Chapman University’s Dodge College, from which he graduated with Honors and a BFA in Film Production. During his time at university, Wendl produced two acclaimed shorts, "How They Smiled" and "From the Woods", both starring Richard Burgi and screening at several festivals across the country including the Annual LA Indie Film Festival and the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. From the Woods also screened at multiple horror-genre festivals and won Best Horror at the Coney Island Film Festival.
Nicolas' latest short film "ELISA" premiered at the Academy Award-qualitfying L.A. Shorts Fest in the fall of 2015.
Wendl’s work reflects a desire to uncover the deeply nuanced decision-making processes of seemingly everyday people. His films capture a reality-driven investigation into the human mind, held in balance by carefully measured tension and immaculate timing.
The trilingual director lives in Los Angeles, where he focuses on directing narrative feature films and music videos.
Unique traits: - Perfectly Trilingual - Organized - Persistent - Focused - Quick on my feet
Television by OneLegacy/DonateLife Director/Producer/Editor Sound Good? is a 4-part PSA/Mini-Series created by Travis Flores, and directed by Nicolas Wendl about a boy with a heart condition who arrives at a new school freshman year and meets a girl with whom he's about to develop a unique friendship. This project is part of the 2020 Organ Donation Awareness month for OneLegacy and Donate Life.
Parker Matthews "Live For Your Crazy"
Music by Parker Matthews (Music) Director/Editor Official Music Video for Parker Matthews, Featuring: Kelsie Jean Smeby Director: Nicolas Wendl
Parker Matthews "Running From Me"
Music by Nicolas Wendl Director/Editor Music Video directed by Nicolas Wendl for Parker Matthews' single "Running From Me" featured on Instinct Magazine.
Fabriq "Get Behind The Feeling"
Music by Wendlwood Director/Editor Music Video directed by Nicolas Wendl for Fabriq's single "Get Behind The Feeling" featured on Billboard in 2018.
Lauren Mayhew "WAKE UP"
"Want You Back" // Citizen Føur [Official Audio Video]
ELOVAY "Sort It Out"
Music by ELOVAY Director/Editor ELOVAY's new music video follows Xavier Brinkman as he takes his girlfriend's car and takes it on a joy ride!
BLEN IN - Pilot
Television Director/Producer/Editor Blend In is a half-hour sitcom that follows five young adults from different countries who have all recently moved to L.A. in order to live their own version of the American Dream. Along with their two American friends, they share their highs and lows of life, but the thing that always remains constant is their friendship and the fun they have together.
Film (short) Director/Producer/Editor When Elisa confronts Sean about finally building towards the life they both dreamed of, it occurs to Sean that there's no time like the present to make a change. The question is, did he wait too long?
The ELOVAY "Hustler Paranoia"
From The Woods
Film (short) Director/Producer A recently single mother must learn to let go of her fear and obsession about her abusive husband in order to save her son from the hands of a mysterious creature from the woods.
"From The Woods" Director's Choice Award at the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
"From The Woods" Best Horror Film at the Coney Island Film Festival