Nicholas’ first break into the industry, at 20 years old, was a trial by fire internship at Zhao Wei Films where he was given the role of the 1st AD for the film “My Magic”, directed by Eric Khoo. He survived the inferno of Hell, split open the Heavens and was given a job as a Production Coordinator. From there, he worked on many of Zhao Wei Films’ commercials and feature films and climbed his way up the production ranks as a Production Manager first, then a Line Producer. At Zhao Wei Films, he was also the resident camera operator and editor for smaller projects.
Nicholas’ most notable project as a Line Producer was “Ordinary”, a short film for the SEA Games, inspired by the life of Fandi Ahmad. His last feature film with Zhao Wei Films was Eric Khoo’s “In The Room”, where he held the position of Production Manager and 2nd Cam Op.
After 5 years in Zhao Wei Films, he decided to leave the company and offer his skills and experience as a freelance Line Producer/Production Manager. In 2016, he joined mm2 Entertainment as a Producer and was part of the team that produced TVCs, short films, corporate videos and more. He took on some of the biggest project of his career- The Home Team Show & Festival 2017, The Temasek 20/20 and many more.
He left in 2018 to take a break and focus on his newborn son.
He is also passionate about being a Director of Photography, having majored in Cinematography at Lasalle College of the Arts, The Puttnam School of Film, under Japanese cinematographer Hideo Urata. He is contented with shooting short films to hone his own craft. Nicholas also writes screenplays for Sabrina’s short films, and is also preparing to direct his own sci-fi short film.
He strongly believes that as a filmmaker, one needs to be a “Jack of All Trades”. Critics may argue that being a “Jack of All Trades” is a “Master of None”, but apparently there is a forgotten last line that hasn’t been used for the longest time, which is “better than a Master of One”.
“Jack of All Trades, Master of None, better than a Master of One.”