Producer, Director, Writer (37 Words, Crip Camp) Coco Films
Nicole Newnham is an Emmy-winning documentary producer and director, four-time Sundance Film Festival alumnus and five-time Emmy-nominee. She co-directed the upcoming documentary “Crip Camp” with Jim LeBrecht, which will premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Nicole produced two virtual reality films with the Australian artist / director Lynette Wallworth: the breakthrough VR work Collisions, which won the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary, and Awavena, featured this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Previously Nicole co-directed The Revolutionary Optimists, winner of the Sundance Hilton Sustainability Award, and also instigated, co-produced and directed the acclaimed documentary The Rape of Europa, about the Nazi war on European culture, which was nominated for a WGA award and shortlisted for the Academy Award. With Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Brian Lanker, she produced They Drew Fire, about the Combat Artists of WWII, and co-wrote the companion book, distributed by Harper Collins.
Nicole earned an M.A. from the Stanford Documentary Film Program, and lives in Oakland with her husband Tom, and two sons, Finn and Blaine.