Nickolas Gilbert is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked in the film business for over twenty years in both the camera and art departments, as well as writing, producing and directing his own projects. He has worked on major feature films such as Oz the Great & Powerful and Red Dawn and has worked the last five seasons as the DIT and additional camera operator on the Fox television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Following his passion to mentor the next generation of filmmakers to good story, well told, he teaches filmmaking workshops with Studio Institute Global, based in Los Angeles.
In his creative work he is concentrating on bringing his own projects to fruition through Distortion Field, his development and production company. He has several feature length screenplays circulating the spec market and can often be found writing and directing short films including the festival hits The Shooting Gallery, Through the Smokescreen and Nailed. He holds an MFA in screenwriting from Maine Media College.
Masters of Fine Arts, Maine Media College, Filmmaking