THE NICK LYON STORY
At the age of 2, Nick Lyon directed his first feature film.
30 some-odd years later, Nick Lyon is a working Los Angeles-based director / writer / producer. A native of Portland, Oregon, he fled the US in the 90's and spent 9 years in Germany where he attended the Film Academy Baden-Wurtemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Unfortunately, during his time in Germany, he missed the important cultural developmental process of America, and the lessons learned by the Lewinski and O.J. scandals . In Germany, Nick not only drank beer and ate sour kraut and sausages for 9 years, but upon Werner Herzog's crazy advise, he worked as a doorman in a Nightcub to get through film school, and to direct some big music videos for German bands and to direct his Award Winning short Hilda Humphrey.
After the crazy film school years, Nick went on to direct Academy Award winner Maximillian Schell, in "I Love You, Baby", a thriller produced by Warner Bros., which was theatrically released in 2000.
Having completely missed out on the Clinton scandals, Nick decided to return to America in 2001, just in time for 911, a WGA Writers strike, and for the Bush takeover. Despite these unfortunate setbacks, Nick went on to finish his second feature, "Punk Love", which won "Best Feature" in Roma Independent Film Festival, "The DGA Directors Award" at Moondance 06, and "Best Actor" at the 2007 Drake International Film Festival in Caserta, Italy.
After enduring Bush for 6 years, and living in a dark, rainy hole in Portland, in 2006, Nick nearly sold his sole to HSN where he directed, wrote and produced over 15 promos for the network, winning 3 Promax Gold Awards and 7 Telly's in just 5 months as a producer/writer for promos.
But (THANK GOD) the forces of feature filmmaking sucked Nick back in to filmmaking, and Nick was hired to direct the epic tale of "Grendel" for NBC/Universal/ Sci Fi and then Species: The Awakening for MGM with Frank Mancuso Jr. producing. Nick has also directed Luke Goss and Colin Salmon in Annihilation Earth for SyFy, Bermuda Triangle Northsea, an $8 Million television event for RTL Germany, and Zombie Apocalypse starring Ving Rhames, Taryn Manning, and Leslie Ann Brandt.
Nick is also avidly developing new plots on how to take over the world, and writes about 3 feature scripts a year, in which he actually makes money with sometimes, so they can't be that bad.
All in all, Nick has come a long way for a boy born in small town Idaho! He's directed 90 minutes in shorts, 5 features, 10 music videos, 18 commercials, written 23 screenplays, parties with celebrities, walked red carpets, had art showings, produced an album, been a professional photographer, shot films in 6 different countries, had 2 beautiful kids, and he has even been featured in a novel written by a stripper.... The future looks bright for Nick! Thank you for your support!