Michael Beach Nichols is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. His 2013 feature documentary Flex Is Kings (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) had the honor of opening the Viewpoints section of 2013’s Tribeca Film Festival, a category reserved for “a panorama of the freshest voices in independent film and contemporary documentary from around the world.” The film has also screened at the Berkshire International Film Festival, Sweden’s Way Out West festival, and excerpts were screened in August at the Kickstarter Film Festival in Brooklyn. The film is represented by New York sales agent Visit Films, along with an impressive 2013 festival slate of Upstream Color, A Teacher, Il Futuro, and The Wait.
His first feature documentary, The Man Behind the Curtain, had its premiere at the Globians Doc Fest in Berlin. He's served as Associate Producer/Editor on several projects for Blowback Productions and Brick City TV, including Brick City, the Peabody Award-winning 11-part Sundance Channel documentary series and HBO's Prayer for a Perfect Season. Last summer he co-directed BKLYN FLEX, an original Youtube series for Ashton Kutcher’s Thrash Lab, as well as documented Angolan street dancers in Luanda and on a European tour.