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Nicole Ackermann

Nicole is a passionate, detail-obsessed storyteller. She has an immersive visual style and a strong intuitive approach to performance.

Nicole’s films have a strong visual aesthetic, and combined with powerful performances she creates tactile worlds for narratives to unfold. Visuals are balanced with a strong conceptual approach – crafting stories with heart and beauty.

Finding that she had a passion for creating beautiful, emotional narratives, her directing career was sparked while studying theater and film, leading her to explore a career in creative research and advertising. She followed up with a creative stint at TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris before directing commercials. Highlights from her impressive list of clients include; Hyundai (2023 Bronze Clio Sports Award), AMEX, Lexus, Citibank, Whirlpool, Grey Goose, GMC, Samsung, Ally Bank, Burt’s Bees, McDonald’s, and Gillette. She has also directed numerous international commercials including Singapore Airlines, Samsung, The Economist, and American Airlines.

Nicole currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.

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