Frederik Nicolai is a film producer, project adviser, and instructor at LUCA School of Arts.
He started his career by executive producing fiction series, feature and short films in Belgium and the Netherlands, such as the short films ‘Haun' and 'Carlo' by Oscar nominated director Michael R. Roskam. Then he completely dedicated himself to author documentaries. Ever since Frederik produced and co-produced over 40 author successful documentary films & series and established a large international network of broadcasters, sales-agents, distributors, festivals.
Some successful films and series produced by Frederik are ‘Borderline’ (a collection of 6 creative documentaries involving 26 European Film Funds and broadcasters),'4 Elements' (Jiska Rickels, opening film of IDFA 2006), Red Star Line (documentary series, 10+ worldwide broadcasters), El Color Del Camaleon (10+ awards, 40+ festival selections), Archibelge (most watched Belgian documentary ever), and many more (see the complete filmography at offworld.be).
Films in his editorial line should spring from the passion and creativity of the documentary author, providing a contemporary and wayward look on the world from inside out. His documentaries should tell stories that fight taboos and stigmas, create new insights, opinions, critical point-of-views, provide a broader and more critical world view, necessary in our often one-dimensionally evolving society.
Creating and producing documentary film is not just a profession. It is a passion, a mission based on the constant urge to unravel latent dynamics and unknown aspects of our society.
Besides producing, Frederik is also scriptwriter, teacher and directors’ coach for young filmmakers.