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Nicholas Pallos is an award-winning filmmaker and produced screenwriter known for his beautiful, heartfelt, and impactful storytelling. With a career spanning multiple genres and formats, Nicholas has established himself as a visionary director and wordsmith, captivating audiences with his emotional depth and visual artistry. 


Born and raised in Detroit, Nicholas grew up in a family where his father's side were Holocaust survivors, instilling in him a profound awareness of history's shadows and the enduring impact of trauma on the human spirit. This background has significantly shaped his narrative sensibilities, allowing him to transform painful emotions into artistic beauty. Nicholas’s films are imbued with a unique blend of historical consciousness and contemporary relevance, turning personal and collective trauma into poignant, visually stunning stories.


Nicholas's journey into the world of filmmaking began at a young age, driven by a passion for storytelling. He pursued formal education in screenwriting and filmmaking at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and the Detroit Filmmakers Coalition. These academic experiences provided a solid foundation for his craft and fueled his ambition to create meaningful cinema. 


After graduating, Nicholas immersed himself in the Los Angeles film industry, working in various capacities on both independent and studio productions. 


He is best known for his acclaimed short film, Neither Here Nor There - The Waiting Room, a poignant exploration of existential themes that garnered critical praise and won a prestigious award at the Honolulu International Film Festival. His documentary, Firewood, is a meditation on art and the shamanic path. His feature film, Shadowplay, further solidified his reputation, blending intricate narrative structures with compelling character studies to create a mesmerizing cinematic experience. 


A Couple of Secrets, Nicholas's latest project, is a testament to his growth as a filmmaker. Drawing inspiration from his own experiences and the stories of those around him, the feature film is a poignant exploration of love, vulnerability, and the transformative power of human connection. Collaborating with a stellar team of industry veterans, including costume designer Mona May, production designer Cristobal Valecillos, and cinematographer Andrés Garzas, Nicholas has crafted a visually stunning film that balances fairytale elements with deep emotional tone. 


In addition to his film work, Nicholas is a dedicated educator, mentoring aspiring filmmakers/screenwriters, and teaching workshops on narrative construction and visual storytelling. 


Currently residing in Los Angeles, Nicholas Pallos continues to push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling, creating films that not only entertain but also provoke thought and shift perspective. With A Couple of Secrets, he aims to touch hearts, inspire, and remind audiences of the enduring magic of connection in a world often marked by isolation and division. 

All Content Copyright Nicholas Pallos 2024

2010 - present

2010 - present

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