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Nikki (Nikila) Cole is an award-winning writer/producer/director. An acclaimed choreographer, she transitioned into film, circling the globe, exploring unusual Jewish communities (WANDERINGS: A JOURNEY TO CONNECT, PBS/Vision TV). Also: PAUL’S PIECE OF SKY (PBS - struggling African American Dance Co.) and INTIMACIES: Hollywood’s first openly HIV+ actor. (Bravo, Best Doc, Palm Springs Int’l Film Fest).
She was Series Producer/director of You…Me & the Kids for WTN, directed films for Vancouver’s Pacific Space Centre, the King Abdulazziz Historical Museum, and Ride films MARS and SEATREK.
After showrunning/directing/story editing over 15 factual series (SHOPPING BAGS, TAKE THIS HOUSE & SELL IT!, and ICE ROAD TRUCKERS), she expanded into scripted with MY FATHER, JOE (story by Jack Engelhard, INDECENT PROPOSAL). Five international awards, broadcast on The Movie Channel, released on iTunes.
Directed the CSA nominated TESSA and SCOTT about Olympic ice dancing (W Network), KEEPING CANADA ALIVE, and CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON (CBC).
Currently dividing her time between Los Angeles and Toronto, she is working as a TV director while developing her own projects. Additionally, she formed the charity Tonembee Foundation USA (www.tonembee.com ) which helps villagers in East Africa by providing education for girls and boys as well as providing solar cookers, helping them reduce their reliance on wood and charcoal-burning cooking.