Nick shoots a short documentary with Andy McNab


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Nick’s Instagram feed


Posted: April 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off


A selection of Nick’s latest Instagram offerings…

 


1000 Londoners is launched!


Posted: April 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off


Last night was the launch at BAFTA of the 1000 Londoners project, a massive new documentary portrait of London. Nick was there to talk about the experience of making 2 of the first 10 films to be released – or 0.2% of the 1000! At Chocolate Films, it’s Nick’s job to help develop and programme the short documentaries – as well as shoot, direct and edit some of them himself. Look out for more 1000 Londoners films here in the near future! Here he is with the Chocolate Films team and with Frank – one of the Londoners – during the Q&A. See Nick’s PORTFOLIO to watch the films!

 

CF team q and a 2             q and a 1


Nick developing a creative new project with DAD DANCING


Posted: April 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off


Nick is currently developing a brief for a film with the producers of a new contemporary dance group. DAD DANCING is an upcoming piece that will be at Battersea Arts Centre. Dad Dancing is a contemporary dance work reflecting on growing up into a daughter and growing up into a dad. The project is created by Rosie Heafford, Alexandrina Hemsley and Helena Webb and performed alongside and in collaboration with their dads Adrian, David and Andy.

BACFind out more here: dad-dancing.org/

 


Nick is now using Instagram. Hold tight!


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See the original Twitter goodness at @nick27xcinema, Instagram handle = oldmanhandsfilms

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Instagram


Morning After trailer – exclusive


Posted: August 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off


Shot by the fantastic Paul Wiseman, here is a sneak peek of the new short film written and directed by Nick Shaw. Morning After is a 10-minute drama that begins at the end. Darren and Cara are two hungover 17 year-olds waiting for a pharmacist to open to buy a morning after pill. They met the night before, and now the light of day is very cold indeed.

The film intends to portray adolescence at the crucial moment where the choices of a child have the consequences of an adult. We should sympathise with Cara’s situation and confusion but also reproach her lack of judgement and want to “bring her home”. Darren is the boy you fear your daughter will bring home. A natural clown, we are entertained by his spontaneity, but fear it too for its consequences on Cara. Darren is a loose cannon whose outer displays of strength prompt Cara in her naivety to see him as a genuine father figure. Morning After is a story about youth’s invincibility and short-sightedness.

Darren gallantly drives the two of them to a pharmacy and skims stones while Cara takes the pill. The two kids then go on a jaunt around some semi-industrial scrub land where Darren runs over a rabbit in his car and is forced to put it out of its misery. They then have an encounter with an aggressive stranger, trespass into a garden and Cara reveals a secret to us that has long-lasting repercussions..

 


Stills from upcoming music video “Cut Out and Keep”


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Nick directed and shot:


morning after premiere at curzon soho


Posted: May 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off


On Sunday 3rd June 2012 I will be hosting a premiere of my new 15-minute fiction Morning After. Please get in touch if you’d like to attend.

It will be held here: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/cinemas/soho/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409429752431080/


Five Lives by silence premieres at cannes critic’s week 2012


Posted: April 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off


Nick’s co-directed short documentary Five Lives By Silence has been selected to premiere at the Critic’s Week at Cannes 2012. This was a film shot entirely in Finland in June 2011 and explores the effects of living in the silence of isolated coastal Finland on five very different protagonists. Nick will be in attendance on La Croisette so get in touch and say hi if you’re planning on going down.

 

Iike and Karri in the Archipelago Sea


new music video unveiled


Posted: April 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off


Breathe Out – “Champion”

Nick directed and edited. The video features a chromakey effect that I have been experimenting with for a while that involves using props as a matte rather using a background. This creates a hole in the image which is useful for transitions. I also shot partly on a Canon 8mm analogue video from 1994 to get a grungy look and tried taping a camera to a drumstick and guitar head.


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