Workshops and talent development.

I’m passionate about fostering storytelling voices and I design and lead well regarded story workshops and talent development programmes internationally. I also speak at workshops and events and contribute to panel sessions.

Previous events include:


  • Script to Screen, New Zealand: Story and the Storyteller. One day workshop.

  • Free the Bid, Australia: Story and Pitch. One day workshop

  • Screen Tasmania, Tasmania: Story and Genre workshop


  • BFI London Film Festival, UK: Think-Shoot-Distribute. Talent development programme ran for five years.

    Participant filmmakers included: Andrew Haigh (45 Years), Blaine Brothers (Nina Forever), Oscar Sharp (Karmen Line), Esther May Campbell (Light Years), Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) and Alex Taylor (Spaceship.)

  • Film4/Edinburgh Film Festival, BFI, Creative Skillset UK: Director’s Lab. Director development programme.

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI, UK: The Story Works. Screenwriter development initiative.

    Participant screenwriters: Amanda Coe, Alicia Duffy, Olivia Hetreed, Nathan Parker, Jon Ronson and Jack Thorne.

  • Warp Films, BFI, Creative Skillset, UK: Last Laugh: Women Create Comedy. Comedy feature writing development initiative. 

  • Warp Films, UK: Darklight, Women Create Horror. Female horror film workshop and development programme.

  • Screen East, WT2 and University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing MA: Storylab. Screenwriter development workshop

Talent Development Testimonials.

“Nicole designed and delivered a one day story workshop for the participants of our FilmUp mentorship programme. The story knowledge she shared combined with her writing exercises made for the 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

"Think-Shoot-Distribute was the most incisive and relevant training I've experienced... Intensive, inspiring, highly practical and valuable. Very well chaired, brilliantly curated and produced." Filmmaker participant

"I am living proof that Think-Shoot-Distribute works and it’s no exaggeration to say that the insights, contacts and the atmosphere of febrile possibility all left an indelibly positive mark on me." Ben Blaine, director, Nina Forever

“Think-Shoot-Distribute evolved into one of the most highly regarded development schemes for filmmaking talent in the UK." Creative Skillset