NIC STAMP – PRODUCER + WRITER + DIRECTOR – WORK SAMPLES

Here are some projects produced, written, and directed by Nic Stamp.

Because of Nic’s killer storytelling chops boundless energy, excellent management skills, progressive viewpoints, and incisive decision-making abilities, she is often hired in multiple roles, for instance, to direct, write, and host on a single project, nurturing a concept right from its inception.

Video Producer – For A Good Time Call – Audience reactions at the Canadian premiere
“I produced, directed and wrote this video promoting “For A Good Time Call”, a zany, female-buddy comedy.  My VP at Alliance said, “This is the best audience reaction video we’ve ever seen”, and Alliance decided to increase the budget to promote it on YouTube.”

Video Producer – Dredd 3D at TIFF
“I produced, directed, wrote, and hosted this promo for the Midnight Madness TIFF red carpet premiere of this fun, raucous superhero movie.  I incorporated a Dredd street stunt that was going on at the same time (which I also co-produced via the ad agency I was working with).  I cast and outfitted two ginormous biker dudes dressed as Judge Dredd, who were nice/terrifying enough to play along.”

Video Producer – Bear Muffs – Promo for Bear Flag Wine 
“I produced and directed this promo showing a fun street stunt for Gallo’s Bear Flag Wine. Two 7-foot tall bears got into mischief and gave out “Bear Muffs” earmuffs while driving social media engagement. The client was really pleased with the social feedback from this video- it was 2012 which was relatively early in the lifespan of Twitter and it got the highest organic social reach of any project they’d done.”

Writing sample – Online Review of The Lobster
I wrote this review for the Tribute Media TIFF blog, syndicated to MSN.com, in September 2015. Just over a year later, and just as I predicted, this film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

Review: THE LOBSTER
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in The Lobster, an utterly weird, supremely smart, and dark-yet hopeful exploration of our endless desperation for romance. Singles check into a hotel where they must find a spouse in 45 days, or be turned into an animal. Strange yet logical, and at once bone-dry, brutal, and sweetly optimistic, it’ll wow viewers who swoon for surreal fare like Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synedoche, New York, or Being John Malcovitch. The Lobster won the Jury Prize at Cannes; an Oscar for Best Screenplay will likely follow.  Olivia Colman manages the proceedings with dry British whimsy and Léa Seydoux shines as a magnetic, predatory outsider, while Colin Farrell’s delicate yearning and Rachel Weisz’s soulful strength anchor the film with awkward tenderness. This is a bizarre but beautiful winner.  -Nicole Stamp

Video Producer – Seven Psychopaths at TIFF
“I produced, directed, wrote, and hosted this video, at the TIFF Midnight Madness red carpet. It’s a high-energy heist movie, so I included goofy streeter interviews with the long lineup of TIFF patrons. I always try to reflect the target demographic in videos like these (in this case, men age 15-30) while also injecting some diversity and unexpected fun details.

One little interesting detail- Christopher Walken doesn’t care to speak with red carpet press and I could see he planned to walk by the entire line without comment. I quickly researched him on my phone and found his wife’s name. While he ignored hundreds of people yelling CHRISTOPHER, I yelled GEORGIANNE! He whipped his head around to me; I stuck out my hand for a handshake, and gently reeled him in just for a moment. Of 40 journalists and hundreds of fans on that red carpet, I was the only person he spoke to.”

Video Producer – Silver Linings Playbook at TIFF
“I produced, directed, wrote, and hosted this video. We’d planned to interview Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper, but we arrived to learn our press pass had fallen through, and we had zero access to talent. While on-location, I re-wrote the entire segment so the promo would be engaging- even without meeting the stars in person.”

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