Short comedic film: Two puppets and their puppeteers, on a first date.

3 principal actors + 10 extras + 30 collaborators + 4 locations + 3 days.

8 mins.  Shot on DSLR, with glidecam.  Created with Splinter Unit Film Collective.  Written with Daniel Falk.

Roles: Director / Co-writer  / Associate Producer / Puppet Character Design / Post-Production Supervisor / Voice Director.

Please email stampworks (at) gmail (dot) com for the link & password to watch this film. You can totally watch it!  But I can’t publicly post it online before it premieres at a film festival.  You know how that goes.

TIFF RED CARPET SERIES – alliance films

A series of comedic red-carpet and streeter interviews, intercut with film trailers, created to showcase Alliance Films’ presence at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Made 18 videos in 11 days, on a 24-hr turnaround cycle.  (Was tired.)

Role: Director / Writer / On-Camera Host / Post-Production Supervisor

BAKER’S DOZEN – a televised play

Baker’s Dozen is a solo comedy stage show I directed:  one actor transformed one puppet into 12 members of a jury.  We worked hard on finessing on the actor’s ability to switch instantly between 12 different comedic characters using changes of voice and physicality as a source of comedy.  The transitions were fully visible, and care was taken to make them both lyrical and funny.

Critical praise for the play included:

“Director Nicole Stamp handles the scene transitions skilfully.” – NOW.

“Wonderful voice acting!” – Mooney on Theatre.

“A tour-de-force performance!” – Crew Magazine.

“Hilarious… the audience was thrilled!” – Xtra.

“Unexpectedly subversive… Best of the Fringe!” – Torontoist.

“Top Pick of the Fringe!” – CBC.

The play was then picked up and filmed for TV broadcast, by Bell Media.

The play also recieved two Broadway World Award nominations: “Best Breakout Performance” and “Best Fringe Play”.

Role:  Theatre director, Voice director.


The Bad Mother – Feature Film


Feature film: Just how the hell is a mother supposed to keep her kids and her career alive?  A comedy by Pollinator Films.

Roles: Production Manager & First Assistant Director for the final three blocks of shooting.

My job: to cast and direct 160+ background actors, in 10+ locations, including a nightclub scene with 50+ partygoers, and a rally scene involving 80+ parents & their very excitable kids.

Also took on some responsibilities in the areas of logistics, transport, food, wardrobe, propmaking, and art direction.  Indie film is fun that way!