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Nicole Volavka

Director

Nicole is an award-winning drama director working across TV, film and commercials. Her pilot for her feature film SEEKERS was funded by the BFI. She was nominated twice for the Cannes Lion Young Director award for her work in commercials. She has directed actors such as Tom Burke (The Musketeers), Anna Madeley (In Bruges), David Ajala (The Dark Knight), Paul Ready (Utopia) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men). 

She holds an MA in Filmmaking from The London Film School and is currently on the prestigious WFTV Mentoring Scheme 2017, being mentored by director Sarah Gavron.

Website: http://nicolevolavka.com/

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2014
Production (role):
SEEKERS
Company:
Film London
Project details:
Attached to direct feature film written by Arinze Kene

Development funded by Film London
TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
THE DUMPING GROUND
Company:
CBBC
Project details:
Directing series
Date: 2018
Production (role):
HOLLYOAKS
Company:
Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Date: 2017
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS (Shadow Scheme)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Shadowing Director on Series 21
Date: 2014
Production (role):
DOCTORS
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
Directed 12 Episodes
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE TUNNEL
Company:
Kudos / Sky Atlantic
Project details:
Second Unit Director
SHORT FILM
Date: 2015
Production (role):
SEEKERS TEASER
Company:
BFI
Project details:
Teaser for feature film in development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0EdmcGCyMk
Date: 2012
Production (role):
ONE WRONG WORD
Company:
RedCam / Electric Ballroom Productions
Project details:
10 minutes

Starring Paul Ready, Anna Madeley, Tom Burke and Annabel Scholey
Date: 2010
Production (role):
LAUNDRY
Company:
LFS
Project details:
22 minutes, 35mm

In Competition at:
Rushes Soho Film Festival, London Motovun Film Festival, Croatia Molodist Film Festival, Ukraine
Women In Direction, Spain

Selected for:
Cannes Short Film Corner
Cinemagic Belfast
Estoril Festival Portugal
Les Arcs, France
The London Short Film Festival
The British Palestine Film Festival 2011
Date: 2007
Production (role):
SURVIVOR
Company:
LFS
Project details:
15 minutes, 35mm

Screened at:

Pan-African Film Festival, Los Angeles
East-End Film Festival, London (nominated for Audience Award)
Brighton Film Festival
Exodus Refugee Film Festival Exposures Film Festival
International Community Festival Lodz Mediaschool
Molodist Film Festival, Kiev

Selected by the British Council for representation

Winner - BEST SCRIPT and BEST ACTOR at the BFM Film Festival, London 2008

The script is being developed into a feature with the BBC Writer’s Room
COMMERCIAL
Date: 2015
Production (role):
FEEL GOOD
Project details:
A commercial for Lithuanian's No 1 pharmaceutical brand Eurovaistine. 2015.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
RAIN
Project details:
A commercial for a Czech charity for blind children.

*Nominated Golden Drum Award 2013
Date: 2011
Production (role):
AUCTION
Company:
RedCam / Lucky Man Films
Project details:
60 seconds

Nominated Young Director Award, Cannes Lions 2011
Date: 2008
Production (role):
BARNADO’S "Rubbish"
Company:
LFS
Project details:
30 seconds, 16mm

Nominated for the Young Director Award, Cannes Lions 2009

Winner Special Prize at Porsche Int’l Student Advertising Film Awards 2009
Date: 2007
Production (role):
SLIM FAST "Slim Happy"
Company:
LFS
Project details:
30 seconds, 16mm

Winner of Best in Category at the Kodak Student Commercial Awards 2008

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): SEEKERS
    Company: Film London
    Project details: Attached to direct feature film written by Arinze Kene

    Development funded by Film London
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): THE DUMPING GROUND
    Company: CBBC
    Project details: Directing series
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): HOLLYOAKS
    Company: Lime Pictures/Channel 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): SILENT WITNESS (Shadow Scheme)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Shadowing Director on Series 21
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): DOCTORS
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: Directed 12 Episodes
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE TUNNEL
    Company: Kudos / Sky Atlantic
    Project details: Second Unit Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): SEEKERS TEASER
    Company: BFI
    Project details: Teaser for feature film in development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0EdmcGCyMk
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): ONE WRONG WORD
    Company: RedCam / Electric Ballroom Productions
    Project details: 10 minutes

    Starring Paul Ready, Anna Madeley, Tom Burke and Annabel Scholey
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): LAUNDRY
    Company: LFS
    Project details: 22 minutes, 35mm

    In Competition at:
    Rushes Soho Film Festival, London Motovun Film Festival, Croatia Molodist Film Festival, Ukraine
    Women In Direction, Spain

    Selected for:
    Cannes Short Film Corner
    Cinemagic Belfast
    Estoril Festival Portugal
    Les Arcs, France
    The London Short Film Festival
    The British Palestine Film Festival 2011
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): SURVIVOR
    Company: LFS
    Project details: 15 minutes, 35mm

    Screened at:

    Pan-African Film Festival, Los Angeles
    East-End Film Festival, London (nominated for Audience Award)
    Brighton Film Festival
    Exodus Refugee Film Festival Exposures Film Festival
    International Community Festival Lodz Mediaschool
    Molodist Film Festival, Kiev

    Selected by the British Council for representation

    Winner - BEST SCRIPT and BEST ACTOR at the BFM Film Festival, London 2008

    The script is being developed into a feature with the BBC Writer’s Room
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): FEEL GOOD
    Company:
    Project details: A commercial for Lithuanian's No 1 pharmaceutical brand Eurovaistine. 2015.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): RAIN
    Company:
    Project details: A commercial for a Czech charity for blind children.

    *Nominated Golden Drum Award 2013
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): AUCTION
    Company: RedCam / Lucky Man Films
    Project details: 60 seconds

    Nominated Young Director Award, Cannes Lions 2011
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): BARNADO’S "Rubbish"
    Company: LFS
    Project details: 30 seconds, 16mm

    Nominated for the Young Director Award, Cannes Lions 2009

    Winner Special Prize at Porsche Int’l Student Advertising Film Awards 2009
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): SLIM FAST "Slim Happy"
    Company: LFS
    Project details: 30 seconds, 16mm

    Winner of Best in Category at the Kodak Student Commercial Awards 2008