Originally from New Zealand but now living in Brooklyn, Gregor Nicholas is described by the Hollywood Reporter as "one of New Zealand's hottest directors." As a filmmaker he kicked off with a series of experimental collaborations with musicians, performance artists and choreographers. His anti-nuclear protest film "Pacific 3-2-1-Zero" earned him the Croisette d'Or Grand Prix at the Cannes Music Film Awards and it is now included in the Permanent Film Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His internationally acclaimed semi-autobiographical short film "Avondale Dogs" is on the Guardian's list of the ten best short films of all time.
Gregor's commercial work demonstrates an incredible range - whether it's wry comedy, emotionally authentic drama, sophisticated beauty, or large-scale and highly choreographed action, Gregor always brings great passion and attention to detail to every project. He is recognized for his consummate and inventive storytelling and for the finely nuance performances he gets from actors and non-actors alike to achieve a real sense of humanity and truth in the world he creates. In Gregor's hands, even ordinary and everyday moments can take on a poetic resonance.
An Emmy finalist, his acclaimed commercials have won Cannes Lions and many other international awards. His commercial clients include Nike, Heineken, Vodafone, Gatorade, Volkswagen, GE, BMW, Toyota, Visa, Saturn, and Mercedes Benz.