John Nicholls

John Nicholls

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John Nicholls recently completed work on the CTV/Netflix mini-series The Indian Detective starring Russell Peters, William Shatner and Anupam Kher for producer Frank Spotnitz, Bell Media and Blue Ice Productions. Previous to that, he was invited to Miami, Florida to be a part of the hit first season of I Am Frankie for Nickelodeon and Paradiso Pictures, along with completing Parkdale from filmmakers Aris Athanasopoulos and Kevin Walker.

He is currently working on the new CBC series Little Dog, written by and starring CFC alumnus Joel Thomas Hynes, produced by Cameron Pictures and Sherry White.

In 2016, Nicholls edited the Emmy-nominated TV movie Terrific Trucks Save Christmas (director Richard Rotter and producer Michael Kessler) for NBCUniversal. He also did Season 1 and the 1-Hour Special Summer Splash for the hit series Make it Pop, as well as episodes of The Other Kingdom, all from creator Tom Lynch, produced by DHX Media for Nickelodeon and Family Channel.

Since 2015, Nicholls has edited Rio Heat (director Stephen S. Campanelli, executive producer Jon Cassar and producer Ken Gord), Fatal Pictures’ Heir (director Richard Powell and executive producer Zach Green), Chameleon (director Reza Dahya), Age of Reason (director Lisa Rose Snow and producer Lora Campbell) and the first season of Make it Pop.

Additional credits since 2012 include three feature films: Looking is the Original Sin (director Gail Harvey), Sex After Kids (director Jeremy LaLonde), and End of Days, Inc (director Jennifer Liao), as well as the BravoFACT projects The Sweetest Hippopotamus and The Last Halloween (director Marc Roussel), and the 2013 TIFF Official Selection Out (director Jeremy LaLonde).

For nearly a decade, Nicholls honed his craft by working alongside some of Canada’s biggest editing talents on shows such as Lionsgate’s Nurse 3D, Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, Jon Cassar’s Forsaken, CTV’s Saving Hope, YTV/Disney XD’s Wingin’ It and YTV/Teen Nick’s Life with Boys.

Nicholls is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Canadian Cinema Editors association, as well as an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre.