FILMMAKER

Nicholas, age 17, discussing his feature film project, The Vicious Circle, on local CKWS News.

Nicholas began his career in the arts as a filmmaker, earning his trade diploma in Screenwriting, Directing, and Film Production at Vancouver Film School. Prior to that, he worked for four years as a notable student filmmaker in Kingston, Ontario. He directed his first award-winning film, The Crippled Lamb, at age 14, earning local Best Film and Best Direction awards and the award for Best Film at the Sprockets Jump Cuts Film Festival in Toronto.

He followed this up at age 17 with his feature directorial debut, The Vicious Circle, a narrative film focusing on the effects of bullying. His work gained the attention of Dr. Wendy Craig (*Order of Canada, Head of PREVNet), and CBC.

In 2011, Nicholas directed his second feature film, William's Lullaby, winning Best Canadian Film and Best Actor at The ReelHeart Film Festival. The film debuted to rave reviews from indie film critics across the globe.

Nicholas has lent his skills to countless short films and still assists fellow filmmakers in the writing, sound, music, producing, and acting departments of their projects. He has participated in the 48 Hour Film Project for four consecutive years, winning Best Film in 2020.

Retiring from directing, Nicholas's work can still be heard and seen on numerous projects as an actor, composer, and sound designer.

Writer, Director, Producer

While battling his unforgiving childhood and an increasingly rampant paranoid depression, Thomas Splinter, a middle-aged, broke, and newly single father, struggles to raise his spirited but troubled five-year-old son.

PAST WORK

MY BROTHER

2011, Short Film

Writer, Director, Actor

(Official Selection, Kingston Canadian Film Festival)

FOR CLOSURE

2016, Short Film

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Editor

(48 Film Project, BEST OF CATEGORY)

THE EXCHANGE

2017, Short Film

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Editor

(48 Film Project)

THE BOY WHO KNEW

2010, Short Film

Writer, Director

(Official Selection, Kingston Canadian Film Festival)

THE RAVINE

2017, Short Film

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Editor

(48 Film Project)

ARE WE

2019, Short Film

Actor, Composer

(48 Film Project, BEST ENSEMBLE AWARD, 3rd RUNNER UP for BEST FILM)

film scoring

A trained pianist, Nicholas has lent his skills and musical ear to the scoring

of short film projects.

Three for the Road

BEST FILM at the 48 Film Project, 2020

Original Score composed by

Nicholas Arnold

Halfsies Opening Sequence 1
00:00 / 00:28
Three for the Road Opening
00:00 / 01:46
Say the Words
00:00 / 01:26
Finding the Tree
00:00 / 01:31

© 2021 by Nicholas Arnold

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