Nicole Cattell, Producer/Director
Nicole Cattell is a 2003 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and an award-winning documentary producer and director. She has been named by Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 New Faces in Independent Film. Her first documentary was the Emmy award-winning Come Unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton, a much-heralded portrait of a Detroit artist and his several-block outdoor art installation called The Heidelberg Project. The film garnered numerous festival awards, including three best documentary awards and an honorable mention at the Sundance Film Festival. Come Unto Me aired on the Cinemax Reel Life series, received European television distribution, and a limited U.S. theatrical run. It continues to be featured in museums across the country, including New York City’s Museum of American Folk Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art.
Cattell was the recent recipient of a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts for her documentary Mermaids: The Documentary which is currently in development. Cattell, who received her Master’s Degree from University of Michigan, has been a freelance writer, director, and producer in New York City for nine years, with clients including WNET, Nickelodeon, Maysles Films, Fitzgerald Brunetti, Volvo Cars of North America, Mercedes Benz, and American Express. She has also recently completed several videos for the American Institute of Architects, including a profile of the internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava.
Tommaso Fiacchiano, Producer