Producer / Director
Nick Calpakdjian is a creative filmmaker working across documentary, factual entertainment, music and drama and is a massive fan of all music that comes heavy and loud.
Nick is currently editing the feature film – A Guerra da Beatriz for FairTrade Films and Dili Film Works. He’s also working as a co-producer on this film. Nick is also researching and writing “The Beer Detective” for FairTrade Films, a 6-part documentary series (with support from Film Victoria) and is in development on Pro Juice TV’s second series.
He has worked in the film and television industry since 2000 where he began editing television factual series in Perth, Western Australia. Since relocating to Melbourne in 2002, Nick has worked as a Director of music videos, sports magazine television segments and edited documentaries, drama and educational videos. Nick was recently nominated by the Australian Screen Editors Guild as “Best Non-Drama” Editor for his work on the factual Lifestyle Channel series, Bill’s Holiday (Dir. Bruce Permacel). Nick has edited many well rated documentaries for Australian television including Survival School (ABC), Rosa’s Journey (SBS), Trafficked The Reckoning (SBS) and the TV version of the feature documentary Bastardy (ABC).
As for music, Nicks interests are pretty varied and include heavy alternative, thrash, hardcore, grunge-metal, funk metal, groove metal and industrial.
Coming from a documentary background he is experienced in fast turn around small scale production techniques for both factual and narrative based projects. In addition to his Director of Photography credits, he has been worked as a Consultant Editor and Producer for various productions as well as his own business. His approach to work is guided by twelve years experience as a social worker and public health consultant before turning his hand to freelance camera work and as a result Adrian has a unique set of skills that he brings a story’s production.