Nicolas first studied economics in Maastricht. He crossed Africa on a truck from Cape Town to Cairo and made a short film about it, which landed him a job as a travel content filmmaker for a UK adventure tourism company. Nicolas loves storytelling, practical challenges in his films, using CGI and VFX to enhance a story, finding projects with relevant social messages, thinking creatively to make big things happen on tight budgets, and looking at all possible options to find the perfect cast. He won several international awards for his first student film ("The Decision"), including the "Best in show" award and the Glenn C. Smith scholarship at the Andy Awards (Advertising Club of New York). In 2023 he was nominated for the German Advertising Film Award for his social spot "Mother Nature's Power". He currently lives in Berlin.