NICHOLAS // LAM


Born in Oakland, raised in Hong Kong and Hawaii, Nicholas began creating moving pictures since the age of 13, where his work was already so provocative and incendiary it was snapped up and aired across local TV stations. He returned to his home state of California to attend the University of Southern California, graduating with degrees in film directing and screenwriting, concurrently receiving awards from the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, American Zoetrope and American Screenwriting Association for his psychological tour-de-force, Needle & Ink.

Right out of school, Nicholas’ first short film Real Fiction won the 2008 Panavision New Filmmaker Award, and the momentum catapulted him to direct TV and web pilots for E!, MTV, CBS and Bravo Networks, as well as commercials for Procter & Gamble, BMW, BET, and FOX. Nicholas has also written feature screenplays for Lions Gate, DreamWorks and Lifetime.

A child of the MTV generation, Nicholas’ interests naturally progressed into music videos. Captivated by the medium's ability to evoke emotion through a synergy of visual narrative and song, he enthusiastically embraced the format and has gone on to work with Billboard recording artists as Anthrax, Swiss American Federation, Jason Dottley and Miz Mandy. His work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, IndieWire and Variety.

Based in Los Angeles, Nicholas is currently developing two feature films to direct - a coming-of-age drama with producer Geoffrey Stott (Free Birds, The Book of Life); and action-thriller with producer Christian Roedel (Puss In Boots, Madly Madagascar) and legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle H.K.S.C. (Hero, 2046, Lady in the Water) attached.