Based in Los Angeles by way of Hawaii and Hong Kong, Nicholas has directed international campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands like Google, Samsung, Vivo, P&G, Viacom, Timberland, Dewars and Nestlé. Working closely with global agencies as BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, Dentsu and Iris Worldwide, his films have been recognized at Cannes Lions, Clio, 1.4 Awards, Citra Pariwara and more. In the music world, he is an MTV VMA nominated director having shot videos for Nick Jonas, Blink-182, Sara Bareilles, Bastille, Divine, JoJo Siwa, Jess Glynne, Monsta X and more.
Known for his refined-yet-gritty visual language, Nicholas' films often center on character-driven stories deeply rooted in humanity. His work has been featured in The LA Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, The Telegraph, The Independent, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Complex, Maxim, Forbes and many more. Nicholas also sits on the Board of Directors for the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles, heading up their entertainment division.
When not on set, Nicholas will be found tearing through the canyons in his cars or motorcycle, creating new recipes in the kitchen or talking watches and sneakers with fellow 'heads.
Cannes Lions Young Directors Award (YDA) 2021 - Snakehips & Jess Glynne "Lie For You" Nominated
1.4 Awards 2021 - Snakehips & Jess Glynne "Lie For You" WINNER Silver
MTV VMA 2020 - Monsta X "Someone's Someone" Nominated
Citra Pariwara Awards 2019 - Nestlé "Manifesto" WINNER Silver
Panavision New Filmmaker Award WINNER
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