Nicole Kassell

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The WOODSMAN received a CACAE (art house award) at the Directors' Fortnight at The Cannes Film Festival; The Jury Prize at the Deauville Film Festival; a Humanitas nomination; and The Satyajit Ray Award at the London Film Festival. Nicole was nominated for a Gotham Award (Breakthrough Director) and Independent Spirit Award (Best First Feature) and was recognized by Variety as one of ten “directors to watch.”

Nicole’s second feature, A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, starring Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Kathy Bates was released by Millennium Entertainment.

In addition to her film work, Nicole has directed over 20 hours of television, including the Emmy-nominated shows THE KILLING , THE AMERICANS, BETTER CALL SAUL, AMERICAN CRIME and the upcoming seasons for HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS and VINYL - the new show from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter. She will also be directing the season 2 finale for AMERICAN CRIME. She was recently named one of IndieWire’s  “Top 25 Directors working in TV. ”

Nicole serves on the DGA Eastern Council and is an alternate on the DGA National Board. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.


Master of Fine Arts

New York University

New York, NY