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Nicole T.

New York, NY, USA

$250 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Field Producer



  • 2K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Live streaming equipment

About Nicole

Nicole Teeny is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Nicole started NYU film school having never seen an R rated movie and only 1.5 PG-13 films (she grew up a community that censored media). While in undergrad, for her first feature documentary, Nicole turned the camera on her own community for BIBLE QUIZ, a coming-of-age doc about the evangelical sport of Bible memory. BIBLE QUIZ won the Slamdance Grand Jury Award (and 9 other Grand Jury festival awards), played on Netflix, theatrically in seven cities at Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters, on Kanopy, on the Sundance Channel Global in 20+ countries, and was selected for the US State Department’s “American Film Showcase”. Hollywood Reporter called it "instantly lovable" and the LA Times said it was “Smart, funny, and disarming”. Nicole followed that beat and is in post-production on her second feature documentary, BULLETPROOF STOCKINGS, about the first all-female Hasidic rock band. It won the Doc-a-chusetts Pitch, LEF Moving Image grant and Cambridge art grants, and was a finalist at Fork Films and Chicken & Egg. Nicole also makes documentary shorts and series. THE WRITER exhibited at 2015 Viennale and over 50 international galleries and museums as a part of Harun’s Farocki’s “Labour in A Single Shot”. Her branded docu-series COMMUNAL FUTURES about collectives with The Collective featured a queer mosque, a makerspace, and an ecovillage. Nicole has also worked with The HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) and Bloomberg News Video. Her narrative film script PUBLIC POOL was selected for the Berlin Film Festival Short Film Station and also won 5 film festival screenplay awards including Best of at the Pheonix Film Festival & Sacramento Film Festival. She's been an artist in residence at Virginia Creative Center for the Arts, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, Arts Kibbutz, and collaborated with the MIT Media Lab. She's a member of Film Fatales, and Diverse Filmmakers Alliance.

Top Projects

  • Bible Quiz (Feature Documentary Filmmaker)

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Executive Producer

    Slamdance winning feature doc on Netflix, Sundance Channel Global, 7-city theatrical release at Alamo Drafthouses, selected for American Film Showcase BIBLE QUIZ follows seventeen-year-old Mikayla Irle as she memorizes books of the Bible on her quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship and the heart of JP, her quiz team captain. The film explores coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, sexuality and teen love. It is director Nicole Teeny’s first feature length documentary. Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Documentary – Slamdance Festival Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary – United Film Festival San Francisco Best Documentary – Big Muddy Film Festival Audience Award – Big Muddy Film Festival Silver SpIFFy Award for Documentary – Spokane International Film Festival Nominated for Best Documentary – Churches Making Movies Film Festival Local Audience Award – Tacoma Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Popcorn Award – Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Most Promising Filmmaker Award – Spokane International Film Festival Artist Trust Award Award/Grant Tacoma Arts Commission Grant

  • Bulletproof Stockings (Feature Documentary Filmmaker)

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer
    • Production Company
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Executive Producer

    Feature Doc in Post-Production. Winner of the Salem Film Festival's Doc-a-chusetts Pitch, LEF Moving Image grant, Cambridge art grants, and finalist at Fork Films and Chicken & Egg. Invited to Points North Institute through LEF.

  • Communal Future Docu-series (Series Producer/Director)

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Series Producer / Show Runner
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    “Communal Futures” is a short docu-series produced with The Collective about radically sharing communities. EP01. Imam El-Farouk and his husband Troy co-founded Unity Mosque, one of the world's first Queer-affirming and gender-equal mosques in Toronto after having to hide their relationship while making the Hajj. 6 min EP02. “EcoVillage Ithaca” is the largest EcoVillage in the US and largest co-housing community in the world. Founder and ecoactivist Liz hands-off management of the communal community to Nathan, the next manager. 3 min EP03. After their studio was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, Scott and DB created a radically-sharing artist community and the largest MakerSpace in NY on Staten Island. 4 min.

  • BAH FEST - SMBC Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses (Event Video Producer)

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Event Photographer

    Parody TED talks hosted by webcomic Zach Weinersmith (SMBC) MIT in Cambridge. I created the videos (produced, shot, edited, etc.) and lighting design for the event.

  • THE DRAMZ (Hired Pilot Director)

    • Documentary DP

    Hired to direct a TV Pilot for TAG studios / Lifetime TV.

All Services


  • Full-Service 360 Production
  • Creative Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Series Producer / Show Runner
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Translator

Production Support

  • 360 Commercial Video
  • 360 Documentary Video
  • 360 News Video
  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Full-Service Live Production
  • HD Live Operator
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • TV News Producer
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Production Assistant
  • Hair and Make-up Artist
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Animator / Visual Effects Artist
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Colorist
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News
  • Post-Production Manager
  • Transcriber

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