Nick Nummerdor is a freelance Chicago-based documentary producer, director, editor, and filmmaker. www.littlecabinfilms.com
Nick is currently producing a coming of age feature documentary titled “Skate or Die,” directed by Ryan Ferguson (2020) & editing a feature about female dog mushers in the midwest titled "Musher" directed by Anu Rana and Laurie Little. Both films are 2020 Dcase Chicago grant awardees. Nick was selected as an "Artist in Residence" 2019 at the legendary Cliff Dwellers Club downtown Chicago.
His new film co-created with Andrew J. Morgan- "Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at its Lowest & Best" is set to have festival premieres in 2020. www.sleezelake.com
His film, “Concrete Dreams”, a documentary following the decade-long struggle and ultimate triumph of one woman’s mission to provide a free public skatepark in Villa Park, IL recently gained distribution through skateboarder Tony Hawk’s RIDE Channel on YouTube. It was a 2017 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Grantee.
“Hannibal Takes Edinburgh”, a film he produced and did all sound on was executive produced by Judd Apatow with Hannibal Buress and purchased by Netflix (2016). Directed by frequent collaborator Ryan Ferguson.
His short "Hill Climb" played in dozens of festivals (Runner up - Big Muddy) while his films “North Branch” and his best known film “Vannin’” are currently on Amazon Prime. "Vannin'" premiered at Calgary Underground Film Festival and SF Docs. Vannin' was a featured "new release" front page documentary on Prime and played at Fun Fun Fun Fest and Alamo Draft Houses in Tx.
Nick is a former associate of Kartemquin films (Hoop Dreams), graduate of Columbia College Chicago, and worked as an outreach coordinator for Oscar nominee “Minding the Gap” (Bing Liu/Diane Moy Quon). While at KTQ he worked on "In The Family" (PBS), "Freakonomics" (Heidi Ewing- Loki Films), "Typeface" (Justine Nagan), "At The Death House Door" (Steve James), "Tony and Janina's American Wedding" (Ruth Leitman) & most recently "Represent" (Hillary Bachelder).
Nick and his work have been featured on the ABC morning news, WBEZ, Wisconsin Public Television, CinemaJaw podcast, Reel Chicago, & even a few German RV magazines. He is the creative director of Little Cabin Films a production company he started in 2009. Via LCF (with partner DP Andrew Morgan) he has made a variety of online commercials, documentaries, and spots for clients like Bucketfeet, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Music Direct, IBEW, Chicago Architecture Foundation, & Northwestern University. He has been a producer on the official Bank of America Chicago Marathon Video for 10 years working hand in hand with Chicago's best verite cinematographers.
Since 2008 his video work with EY NogginLabs has been apart of many extensive E-Learning projects that have won dozens of Brandon Hall Awards for clients like the Cicerone Certification Program (Beer Savvy Training 2013), Tiffany Diamonds (New Manager Training 2012), & OfficeMax (Best use of Video for Learning 2013). Little Cabin Films created all video content for a sprawling new American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course in 2017.
Nick and his wonderful wife share an old house, a dog, and a charming cat. He collects a lot of media (1000s of vinyl records and VHS). In his soul searching free time he is developing a few documentaries, DJing at dive bars, traveling to rural Michigan, and helps run an inclusive skateboard company for "over the hill" skateboarders called Pardon My Thrashing.
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