Photo by Filipa Alves.



Photos by Jasmine Safaeian.

“Life Boat”, currently working the festival circuit, marks writer/director Lorraine Nicholson’s third short film. Nicholson’s first short, “The Instant Message”, explores teenage sexuality in the internet age.  Her second short “This Magic Moment” depicts the unconventional love between a movie star and her stalker. In 2017, she was selected to participate in AFI's Directing Lab for Women.

In the webspace, writing and directing credits include “R.I.P.,” an eight-episode web series on Blumhouse’s CrypTV, which champions new voices in filmmaking. Most recently, Nicholson brought her fresh perspective to up-and-coming artist Hana’s music video for “Clay,” and to a trio of stop-motion videos she co-directed for Grammy-nominated artist Tommy Trash/s “Luv U Giv" EP. She also worked as a staff writer on Bret Easton Ellis’s “The Deleted”.

In addition, Nicholson has honed her filmmaking skills working on-camera as an actress for ten years. Her wide range of credits include the feature films “Click” with Adam Sandler, “Soul Surfer” with Helen Hunt and Bobcat Goldthwait’s “World’s Greatest Dad”.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nicholson graduated from Brown University in 2012. 


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