Nikole Beckwith is a filmmaker, writer and artist. She made her feature film debut with Stockholm, Pennsylvania starring Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon and Jason Isaacs, which premiered at Sundance 2015 and sold to A&E. The film garnered Nikole a Women's Image Award for Best Screenplay and nomination for Best Director, a Satellite Award for Best Film for Television, three TV Critics Choice Award noms including Best Movie and slew of awards and nominations for the cast. Her Sophomore screenplay About Ray premiered at TIFF 2015 starring Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts and Elle Fanning. Residencies and fellowships include The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship, San Francisco Film Society Female Genre Screenwriting Fellowship, Sundance Labs for screenwriting and sound design. Beckwith’s stage work has been developed and performed in New York, Chicago and London with The Public Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Barrow Street, Colt Couer, ATC, The National Theatre of London and The Royal Court. Also a pen and ink artist, her comics have been featured on WNYC, NPR, The Huffington Post and The Hairpin among others. As an actor she has appeared in work by Eric Bogosian, Gregory S Moss, Labyrinth Theater Company, The Story Pirates and EST. She made her NY theater debut originating Lady in a Leotard in Joshua Conkel's critically acclaimed MilkMilkLemonade.
Nikole is from Newburyport Massachusetts where she commuted to Sudbury Valley School and grew up making plays in people's basements, curating art shows in the street and using her living room as a music venue. She lives in Brooklyn.