Nicole has always understood that story telling helps us understand the world around us and parts of ourselves that are yet to be discovered. We have been telling stories since time immemorial. Today, in a fast paced and ever-changing world, the power of storytelling is even more critical to bringing us back to our connected humanity. Within each of us lies the undeniable ability to empower one another, foster understanding, and inspire ideas in both big and small ways. Nicole chooses to produce films that take untold stories that shed new light into our shared history, elevate the consciousness and bring us back together.
The Black Godfather is a 2019 documentary film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film depicts the story of music executive Clarence Avant, told by the people he worked with. Clarence Avant, known as "the godfather of black music", is perhaps not well known by the general public, but very famous in the music industry. Starting as a manager to pianist-composer Lalo Schifrin, he later founded record labels, served as concert organizer, a special events producer, a fund-raiser for Democratic politicians, and a mentor to several African American executives, changing the course of music history.
Trees of Peace takes place during the Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. The film follows four women of different backgrounds, as they take refuge in a small space below a home as militants seek to murder all Tutsi people and those who sympathize with them. While Trees of Peace is not directly based on a specific true story, it draws from similar accounts to create a narrative that is representative of those shared real-life experiences.