Writer / Director / Performer: Nicole Close
Nicole Close is a bicoastal mermaid and emerging filmaker who has been touched by breast cancer. She has been in the film industry for over twenty years. Nicole works as a First Assistant Director, supporting Writer / Directors and Production companies in bringing their projects to life. Through this experience, she has been inspired to pursue her own creative endeavors. “Projections” is Nicole’s directorial debut. She has two other films in development that focus on her connection the ocean and continues to support her film community.
Director of Photography/Editor/Composer/Sound Design: Andrew Coll
An award-winning filmmaker, musician, and multimedia artist, Andrew Coll looks for ways to incorporate his various passions into all his work. A graduate of Dalhousie University in classical piano performance, he has performed as soloist with orchestras and theatre companies, and his large-scale immersive multimedia works have been seen by thousands. His short film Duet was a national semi-finalist on CBC Television’s primetime Short Film Faceoff competition, and he is a frequent director of multi-camera broadcasts for Scotia Festival of Music, ReJigged Festival, Up- stream Music and others, as well as an in-demand freelance videographer and editor. He currently resides in Halifax, NS.
Photographer: Aaron McKenzie Fraser
Aaron McKenzie Fraser is an editorial & commercial photographer specializing in location based environmental portraits with a solid & diverse portfolio of national & international magazine & advertising clients based here in Nova Scotia.
Aaron grew up on the East Coast & studied/worked in Upper Canada for nearly a decade before realizing that he missed his family, the salty fog air, and the sense of humour of the Maritimes & moved back to Nova Scotia 14 years ago.
He now calls his 180 year old Nova Scotian fishing house in Ketch Harbour (just outside of Halifax NS) home.
Motion Graphics Designer: Nick Iwaskow
Nick Iwaskow (of Wasko AV) is a Canadian designer specializing in video, stage, interactive media and motion graphics design for the film and events industry. He has worked throughout Canada and internationally for the past 7 years, delivering bespoke visual experiences to a range of clientele – from touring acts to festivals, theatres, cultural events and nightclubs. Wasko AV provides full service creative, technical and installation expertise in set, video and lighting design as well as interactive media and motion graphics.
Body Painter / Makeup Artist: Caitlin Coo
Caitlin Coo is a make up artist working in the Film / Televison industry, as well as editorial print work and fashion shows. She specializes in special effects makeup (SPFXMU) and has been competing in body painting for over ten years. Caitlin’s ability to use skin as a canvas allows her to bring fantastical creations to life.
Videographer: Scott Trivers
True to his piscean nature, Scott is comfortable swimming in two directions at once: technical and artistic. With over 30 years of experience on stage and in the studio as a performer (singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, song-writer) and as a technician (stage technician, AV installer, camera operator, photographer, producer) he understands the critical interplay of medium and content. He is a devout generalist with a broad background of both skills and interests. His visual work focuses on nature, adventure and music. He splits his time between the left, right and middle coasts of Canada.