Nicolas graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2001 during which time he was awarded the 1st Prize in Editing at the Kodak Commercials Competition and the Best Editing prize at the Drama Film Festival. Between 1993 and 2005, he edited over 20 award winning short films including Andrea Arnold’s Academy Award winning Wasp.
Nicolas has collaborated closely with Andrea Arnold on her features Red Road and Fish Tank which both won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and later on her experimental adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
Other credits include academy award winner Kevin McDonald’s feature documentary My Enemy’s Enemy, the Disney Nature wildlife feature The Crimson Wing, New Zealand hit The Dark Horse and The Two Faces of January, the directing debut of Drive writer Hossein Amini.
He spent a good part of 2014 in the US editing Still Alice for which Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Academy Award and then went on to collaborate with artists Pierre Huygues (Monkey) and later Philippe Parreno (The Crowd).
He is also a Senior Editing Fellow and visiting tutor at the National Film and TV School and has done talks for many other institutions around the world.