Nicolas Lopez is an award-winning filmmaker currently based in New York City working as a Director and Director of Photography in several mediums ranging from documentary and fiction, to live concerts and corporate content.
Nicolas was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia where he developed his passion for telling meaningful stories behind the camera. In 2013 he attended the School of Visual Arts to get a major in Film with specialization in Cinematography. In 2017, he earned his BFA and an Award for Outstanding Documentary for his short film InSight.
His short documentary InSight was selected to screen in DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in United States; earning as well a Certificate of Recognition by the State of California at the Los Angeles Broadway International Film Festival. This short documentary was Official Selectionat Vimeo. Nicolas was also commissioned by the Ground Zero Museum Workshop to direct a short documentary for them, which screened on the 9/11 16thAnniversary in 2017.
Since 2013, his commitment to tell stories filled with meaningful social and political messages has lead him to work as a Cinematographer on over 38 projects, ranging from short films to episodic television, such as Ayuda, directed by Abraham Rosenbaum, which won Award of Merit at The IndieFEST Film Awards and was selected at The Marbella International Film Festival in Spain. He also shot two music videos for Two Feet; as well as photographing the documentary Cocaspiracy, directed by Emily Simpkins, and filmed in Bolivia. Nicolas has also done second unit photography for the second season of the Emmy Award-winning TV Show “We Are New York”. He has worked in Colombia, Bolivia and United States.
Nicolas was the Director of Photography of the short film Class A “Class A”, directed by Cameron Moir, starring Kristal Joy Brown –nominated for “WhatsOnStage Award for Best Ensemble Performance” and Kieran Mulcare, who has worked on The Black List, Jessica Jones and Gotham amongst others. The film is Official Selection at Calcutta Film Festival. Furthermore, Lopez latest film he shot Cyanide Lovedirected by Catee Delaloye is Official Selection at Culver City Film Festival.
Currently, Nicolas was the Executive Producer and Director of Photography in House Arrest,directed by Camden Gaultney, which deals with the horrible ramifications the immigration detention centers leave on children as they return home. The expected release will be in 2019. Mr. Lopez is in pre-production for a feature documentary as Director of Photography, as well as producing his next film, which will be shot in London, Paris and India.