About the Filmmaker
Nicola studied film as part of her degree at the University of Southampton and has undertaken additional professional training at FilmOxford.
Nicola works with local organisations and businesses to make films in the community, conservation and environmental space.
She is chair and co-founder of Watlington Climate Action, on the Board of CAG Oxfordshire, a network of 100 communty action groups, and creator of the Watlington Folk social documentary photography project.
A film about the curlew, why numbers of this iconic bird are collapsing, and the work being done to help it recover
"A compelling and beautiful short film, which will hopefully inspire others to join the effort to save this iconic bird" - David Wilding, RSPB
" Nicola has an amazing talent for taking a concept, gathering the right footage, and turning it into a beautiful story.”" - Anne Cotton, Natural England
OUT 12th DECEMBER 2023
A Better Future for Oxfordshire
Featuring Kate Raworth and the work of the Oxfordshire Doughnut Economics Collective
"very sensitive filming and photography...a great film that will be a pleasure to share" - Evelyn Sanderson, ODEC
"so beautifully filmed and compiled - kudos!" - Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics Action Lab
The Chalgrove Brook
Independent documentary about a rare and precious habitat and the work being done by the community alongside it to protect and restore it
"“it flowed like a stream…so well put together”
"Really impressive and well-filmed, visually-engaging, ... achieving an excellent balance between putting over information in an entertaining way and giving practical take-home messages for everyone"
The Little Girl With
Featuring Jeremy Irons and Eleanor Short
A story by artist Frances Ackland-Snow which tells the tale of a young girl who goes on a journey to find her true self and discover the gem which is hidden deep within all of us.
"A beautiful tale of the courage needed on the journey to self confidence, pride in one's uniqueness, and self worth" - Jeremy Irons
Together For Nature
Exploring the work of environmental charity Wild Oxfordshire
" I love your film style and you’ve done wonders for showcasing our work and who we are. I can’t thank you enough." - Rhiannon Evetts
"Full of passion and life, hope and solutions"
- Sian Liwicki
The Hedgerow Project
A short documentary film covering the importance of hedgerows and a grass roots conservation project to survey, protect and improve the hedgerows in the parish of Watlington
"A great film, beautifully highlighting your vision and extremely inspiring" - Harborought Woodland Project
Centre for Outdoor Accessibility
This fantastic facility aims to ensure that everyone can have access to the countryside.
"It was great working with Nicola on this project, she is so engaging and professional, with a great eye for detail. Nicola brought a wealth of creative ideas to produce this fantastic showcase of the Accessibility Centre at Aston Rowant." - Natural England
A short film documenting a project to collect pigments from trees around Oxfordshire and the process of turning them into paints, which were then used to create an abstract artwork by artist Jules Bishop.
The artwork and film were shown at Oxford Firestation and on a subsequent touring exhibition.
"Beautifully shot and informative" - CAG Oxfordshire