Nicole Dade Testimonials.

"I love working with Nicole.  She is very passionate, open, honest and straight to the point.  Nicole asks the right questions to make you think on a deeper personal level about your writing and story.  You are always stimulated and challenged for the betterment of your script.  When I finish a session with this lady I am pumped to smash out my next draft!  She gets it. Nicole has an abundance of experience she shares willingly.  Blackfella way, she is deadly!! Peace." Leah Purcell – writer/director (The Drover's Wife, Cleverman)

"Nicole is an excellent script editor and story advisor, not only because of her experience and detailed understanding of story mechanics, character evolution and market positioning but also because she is lovely, positive and brings a great sense of enjoyment to the process." David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin - producers (Sweet Country, Jasper Jones, Mystery Road, Goldstone)

"Nicole has excellent script and story skills. She has the ability to identify the problems and the skillset to know how to fix them. Nicole is also very film and TV literate and able to make great comparisons and to reference performance, which many creatives are unable to do.  Nicole is liked by film makers as she is insightful, respectful and enables them to advance their projects without being unduly prescriptive." Sally Caplan - head of production, Screen Australia

“Nicole was our script/story editor on our sci fi action screenplay, Nekromancer. Her input, support and creative collaboration were invaluable to the process of shaping our concepts at early stage into a readable, saleable and satisfying piece of film literature.  Nicole was passionate, intensely hardworking, respectful of our material, she brought a huge amount of imagination to the table, tirelessly researched our influences within the genre, tightened our arcs, helped highlight and strengthen our themes and helped us tell the best story we could tell.  In short Nicole was everything one could hope for in regards to a writers’ room partner and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody in the industry looking to make their script go from ‘pretty good’ to ‘awesome’.” Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood, Nekromancer)

"Nicole did an amazing job to get our script production ready with limited time. She doesn’t recite the standard screenwriting jargon and formulas but she gets under the skin of the story to its emotional drive." David Ngo - producer (Rabbit)

"I just wanted to thank you for the awesome notes you gave us on the pilot script. Just finished the 2nd draft and your notes were so specific and helpful - they boosted the re-write up into the stratosphere." TV producer

"Nicole joined our script development process for our immersive theatrical production, The Generation of Z, quite late in the day. We only wish we’d found her earlier. Her complex understanding of story, character development and genre were perfect for what we needed. She quickly identified issues and made a number of constructive suggestions that helped amplify elements we had been working on. Our script instantly took a step up. Nicole was a pleasure to work with and wonderfully sensitive to our taste, our intentions and our crazy crazy dream. We’ll be straight on the phone to her as soon as our next project gets up." Simon London, David Van Horn & Benjamin Farry - co-creators (The Generation of Z: Apocalypse)

"Nicole is a highly valued member of our development team. She is a delightfully warm character and possesses a first class understanding of character, genre and story structure. She is able to clearly articulate the different issues that may be obstructing the flow of a good story or screenplay and she has a wealth of experience working with a wide range of writers and producers, from emerging to highly experienced. Her approach to developing creative talent focuses less on instruction and more on inspiring people to identify problems and create solutions themselves."  Screen Tasmania

“Nicole designed and delivered a one day story workshop for the participants in our FilmUp mentorship programme. The story knowledge she shared combined with her writing exercises made for a perfect workshop day and the individual feedback by the participants was gold. We'll definitely be calling on her expertise again.” Jackie Dennis, ED, Script to Screen, New Zealand

"Your writing is incredible. You managed to steal our thoughts and simultaneously filter out all the stupidity." Commercial client

"Your notes are ******* GREAT. You are a story Jedi!"  TV series showrunner

"Nicole is a thorough script editor and an inspiring person for a writer to work with. Her film and TV literacy is unsurpassed. She has a canny ability to diagnose structural and character problems and provide pathways for the team to discover the solutions."  Grant Scicluna – writer/director (Downriver)

"Nicole has offered perceptive critical feedback, both verbal and written, on two of my feature screenplays. I found her enthusiasm and openness to the material to be a tonic.  Her holistic observations on character, theme and plot have been invaluable to the development process and have gently but firmly nudged my writing towards an elegance of expression. There is clarity in her feedback that encourages deeper rumination of ideas and pragmatic implementation of craft. I highly recommend Nicole’s screenplay expertise." Jonathan Ogilvie – writer/director