Nicholas is an award-winning screenwriter working in various genres in both film and TV. He spent 18 months working with Oscar-winning Echo Lake Entertainment (TRUTH, NEBRASKA) developing a TV series based on one of his award-winning screenplays. He also spent 12 months working for Indian animation company Fabelizer as part of their UK writing team.
Nicholas has been a finalist in numerous international writing competitions. LANCELOT won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Big Break contest, winning him a trip to LA to pick up an award at the Screenwriter’s Choice Awards at Paramount Studios. The script also won the Gold Prize in the PAGE International Awards and has drawn praise from writer/producer Simon Kinberg (the X-MEN films, SHERLOCK HOLMES) and lead to meetings with Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and J.J. Abram’s Bad Robot. KNIGHT KNIGHT came second in the 2007 Big Break contest; the contest judges included the writers of STARMAN, STAND BY ME and GOLDENEYE.
Nicholas’s horror THE GOOD PEOPLE made the 2011 Brit List. In 2016 he won an Empire Magazine writing contest judged by Stephen Knight (PEAKY BLINDERS, TABOO, LOCKE).
Nicholas spent a year on Guiding Lights - a film mentoring scheme sponsored by Working Title and the BFI - and was mentored by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIOXTE). He also spent six months on the UK Film Council’s feature development program, receiving development assistance with PRINCE GURK - which also won him a place on the London Screenwriters’ Festival’s advanced mentoring lab with Disney/Pixar writer David Reynolds (FINDING NEMO). The script was later optioned by Aardman Animations’ former Head of Development.
Nicholas was selected for Torino Film Lab’s AdaptLab, a prestigious novel adaptation workshop, which took place in Lyon, Gentofte and Turin. In 2011 he was selected for FilmFyn’s ‘Screenwriting for Writers and Producers’ workshop held in Odense, Denmark, run by Brendan Foley (THE RIDDLE) and Hollywood veteran Ned Dowd (THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, APOCALYPTO).
Nicholas’s short THAT THING YOU DREW premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize at Malta’s Kinemastik and the Audience Award at the Warsaw film festival. FUNDAY, which Nicholas wrote and executively produced, was nominated for a Welsh BAFTA for best short film.
Unique traits: Award winning screenwriter in multiple genres.
Final Draft Big Break - Grand Prize
PAGE International Awards - Gold Prize