Nick’s Production Design career began completing three seasons of the critically acclaimed television Series Ash vs Evil Dead, created produced and directed by horror legends Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert for Starz Lionsgate. Rating: 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes
“Nick, you were awesome to work with! You are an excellent artist and a great team leader. Can't wait to do it again on another one! Best wishes, Sam” -SAM RAIMI DIRECTOR
Followed by Guns Akimbo- a feature film , starring Daniel Radcliffe shooting on location in Auckland NZ and Munich Germany
Nick is now in the design phase of the feature version of “Kung Fury ” – a breakout short film that gained over 40million You tube hits and will star Michael Fassbender ,Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Hasselhoff - and very Briefly.. Steven Spielberg! (who loved the short so much he’s agreed to be in the film) shooting will take place in Europe
Nick’s extensive knowledge of the local industry with over 25 years Production history across film and television earnt him the title of being one of New Zealand’s most renowned Art Directors.
Nick has worked as Art Director on major feature films including the action mountain movie Vertical Limit for Columbia Pictures , directed by Martin Campbell and more recently James Cameron’s Avatar .He also supervised the epic, premium breakout television series Spartacus Blood and Sand (for Starz Lionsgate) and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 for Netflix (directed by martial arts master Yuen Woo-Ping shooting in New Zealand and Beijing, China)
“Nick is an asset, a must have in the art department to provide leadership and oversight” RALPH WINTER EXEC PRODUCER
Nick was Emmy award Nominated for his work on Ike Countdown to D-day for Sony entertainment and received a 2009 Art Directors guild award for his work on Avatar .
“I take great pride in putting together world class art departments for both local and international projects , I have been in the film and design business my whole working life and love it ” NB