Nicole Opper’s filmmaking credits include producing the Emmy-nominated The Killer Within (Toronto International Film Festival, Discovery Channel), Sacco and Vanzetti (Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Winner of Best Historical Film by the American Historical Society) and the here! network’s five-part documentary series LSS. She was selected for Filmmaker magazine’s annual list of “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2009 and for Heeb magazine’s list of “100 Jews You Need To Know About” in 2008.
Off and Running was an Audience Favorite Finalist at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, winner of the Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest, Best Documentary at the Milan International Women’s Film Festival, Best Documentary at Philadelphia QFest, winner of the SILVERDOCS Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Documentary Screenplay and winner of the Audience Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Opper holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in film production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is pursuing a master’s degree in media, culture and communication at New York University’s school of education. A Brooklyn resident, she is currently a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico, where she is in production on The Ipo Boys (working title), a documentary about an innovative group home for abandoned youth.