After travelling the world as a dancer and choreographer, Nikki Cole transitioned into film production and continued circling the globe with her 11 year old daughter Sarah for three years. They created a PBS and Vision TV documentary WANDERINGS: A JOURNEY TO CONNECT, as they explored strange and unusual 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).
Now, after an extensive career as a writer/producer/director of over 15 factual series including ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, THE SHOPPING BAGS, TAKE THIS HOUSE & SELL IT, TILL DEBT DO US PART, FOUR WEDDINGS AND STORAGE WARS CANADA, she’s expanded into scripted entertainment with a dramatic short, MY FATHER, JOE adapted from a story by Jack Engelhard (INDECENT PROPOSAL). After winning five international awards including the Special Jury Remi Award at WorldFest Houston, it was well received in Cannes, broadcast on The Movie Channel and released on iTunes.
She is currently developing two drama series and recently directed the CSA nominated TESSA and SCOTT about Canada’s Olympic ice dancing champions, KEEPING CANADA ALIVE, and CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON for the CBC.
Name: Nikila Nikki Cole
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Occupation: Content Creator, Creative Executive, Dancer, Director, Producer, Researcher and Screenwriter