Nicole Turney

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Nicole Turney is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn.

Her projects have been honored with an Emmy, a Webby, an Art Director’s Club Award, and have been short-listed for the AICP awards. Nicole recently edited the feature length documentary, The First To Do It, a film about Earl Lloyd, the first black basketball player in the NBA.

Nicole’s first major gig was as staff editor at Curious Pictures, where she provided effects editing on mixed media commercials and films that incorporated live action, stop motion, animation, and CG. Following her time there, she turned her focus to nonfiction storytelling. Past films include a collaboration with Public Record and Doctors Without Borders focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis, a seven part web series about the band Icona Pop made in partnership with Refinery29, and many collaborations with the Ford Foundation, including the film, Beginning with Thread, which screened at the Centre Pompidou. She also cut the pilot and worked as a lead editor on the hit MTV comedy series, Girl Code, and is a member of the Television Academy.

Nicole obtained dual degrees from the University of Michigan in linguistics and percussion performance. She gradually realized that the visual part of her brain wanted more, and transitioned into filmmaking where she happily discovered that the end goal of a film, just as with a musical performance, is to make people feel.