Mark Nickolas is a long-time veteran of U.S. politics, most notably as an aide to then Vice President Al Gore, and later managed federal and statewide campaigns, before shifting his efforts to the political media world, and eventually to filmmaking.
His first film, MY LIFE IN THE CANYON OF HEROES, was named a short film finalist by Smithsonian magazine, and earned national media from The Atlantic, and segments on National Public Radio’s Marketplace and CNBC’s Power Lunch. It premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2013.
His current film, NEFERTITI’S DAUGHTERS, a short documentary on female revolutionary street artists in Egypt, had its world premiere in April 2015 at the prestigious Aspen Shortsfest, won Grand Jury First Prize at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, a Gold Remi award at Worldfest-Houston, and was privately screened at a museum (E-WERK) in Germany. Mark is in post-production on a third short documentary (NTH COUNTRY PROJECT), and is in pre-production on his first feature-length documentary about a cautionary tale on the excesses of the “war on terror” titled A CLOUD OF SUSPICION.
Originally from Oakland, California, Mark earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. in Media Studies & Film from The New School in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn.
I can be reached at mark -at- mosaicfilmsnyc.com