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Nicholas Hansen’s first feature documentary Rash was awarded the Best Australian Documentary Film from the Critics Circle of Australia Awards in 2005. Nicholas is passionate about documentary and produces and directs the successful outcomes of short, feature documentaries and multi-platform online storytelling. In 2011 Nicholas completed the one hour documentary Breaking The News about two local East Timorese journalists who a decade after independence still struggle to freely report the ongoing turmoil of their country.
I was born in Melbourne, Australia but in a former life and career in the 18th century I was a Danish sailor. Right!
Photographer, artists, web designer and programmer.
The themes that come up in my work often include politics, media and art and the effect of their mixture.
Best documentary award for documentary Rash at Film Critics Circle Awards in 2005. Independent Spirit Award nomination for my latest documentary Breaking the News at the 2011 IF Awards.
ABC TV, Various Australian and international film festivals. (Also illegally download tens of thousands of times!). My photographs have been published in newspapers and design books.
The machinations of news media, freedom of speech.
Introducing my latest film at a festival or on TV or perhaps my mug shot in a newspaper … for art not crime!
Cave and graffiti art were some of the earliest forms of social media.