Award winning, British born, film-maker Nigel Dick has directed over 340 music videos and more than 25 documentaries & feature films. He has won 3 MTV awards, 2 Billboard Awards and 3 MVPA awards. His videos have been nominated for a further twenty- one MTV awards, twenty-six Much Music Awards, a Grammy and won one Brit Award. His many personal nominations include a Cable Ace Award. He was awarded a second Lifetime Achievement Award by the MVPA (Music Video Producers Association) in May 2012.
In his career Nigel has been responsible for some of the most influential videos in music video history: SWEET CHILD O’ MINE, WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, PARADISE CITY by Guns n’ Roses; CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA by Oasis, BELIEVE by Cher and OOPS I DID IT AGAIN by Britney Spears. In October 2007 two of Nigel’s videos, WONDERWALL by Oasis and BABY ONE MORE TIME by Britney Spears, were voted into the top 15 music videos of all time in the United Kingdom.
Recent video hits include START OF SOMETHING GOOD by Daughtry, BANG, BANG by Beth Hart, GIVE by LeAnn Rimes, THE LAST GOODBYE by David Cook, LULLABY by Nickelback, & LOSE MY MIND by The Wanted.
In addition, the enormous list of artists Nigel has worked with includes: The Backstreet Boys, Toni Braxton, Sheryl Crow, Dashboard Confessional, Def Leppard, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Enrique Iglesias, Il Divo, Elton John, Ricky Martin, John Mayer, Paul McCartney, NSync, Ozzy Osbourne, Pussycat Dolls, R.E.M., Rod Stewart, Sting and Tina Turner.
Recent commercial work includes spots for THE BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF TOURISM (starring David Copperfield, Shekara Ledard & Rick Fox), PEPSI (starring Bollywood star Ali Zafar), CRYSTAL COAST TOURISM, TARGET (starring Tony Bennet, Carrie Underwood & Josh Groban), JENNY CRAIG (starring Carrie Fisher) and KIM KARDASHIAN (True Reflection perfume).
Nigel’s latest feature, a documentary entitled BERLIN CALLING, was recently awarded a Gold Remi Award at the 47th annual WorldFest-Houston where it received its world premiere. BERLIN CALLING follows the journey of a holocaust survivor from his childhood in Hitler’s Germany, through the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp, to the skies above the Korean War and is seen through the eyes of his Clash-loving, punk-fan daughter.
Recent work for the web includes spots for THIS DAY IN MUSIC.COM featuring iPad and iPhone apps for LED ZEPPELIN, PINK FLOYD, THE ROLLING STONES and CLASSIC ROCK Magazine.
Nigel trained as an architect before pursuing a career in the record business where he worked for hot, independent label Stiff Records and the powerful corporate Polygram before starting his directing career and moving to Los Angeles, where he stepped off the plane and immediately started shooting his first feature, PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS , starring Ray Sharkey and Martin Balsam.
In the mid 80’s Nigel co-founded Propaganda Films. Over the next few years the company would become the hottest commercial and video production company in town before Nigel sold his share of the company to his old bosses at Polygram. In recognition of its groundbreaking place in the history of music video the MVPA awarded Nigel and the other founders (David Fincher, Greg Gold, Dominic Senna, Steve Golin & Joni Sighvatsson) Lifetime Achievement Awards in April 2000.
In 2000 Nigel directed MTV’s first ever made-for-TV movie, 2GETHER, which spawned a TV series and a top 40 soundtrack album which contains three songs he co-wrote. He subsequently directed SEEING DOUBLE which became ‘Britain’s most successful film of 2003’ (The Guardian). In 2007 Nigel completed MILLAR’S TALE , an acclaimed documentary short about former world champion cyclist David Millar’s two-year suspension from international competition after his conviction for using performance enhancing drugs.
In 2008 Nigel was the Co-exec Producer on, PAM: GIRL ON THE LOOSE an observational documentary series, that starred the iconic Pamela Anderson and featured Kathy Griffin, Hugh Hefner, magician Criss Angel and photographer David LaChapelle. Later that year he shot the Tour de France for the Sundance Channel documentary BLOOD SWEAT & GEARS and in 2009 followed British Olympic Champion Bradley Wiggins through Europe during his first serious attempt to win the world’s biggest bike race. 2011 saw the release of THE ROAD DIVIDES a feature-length concert documentary starring legendary guitarist Carl Verheyen and in the fall of that year his latest cycling film JOURNEY TO A DREAM debuted in Boulder, Colorado featuring Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Van Summeren.
Nigel has written eight screenplays the most recent of which is an adaptation of Nick Duerden’s hip thriller SIDEWALKING which is currently in pre-production and he is also developing a music-based TV show. Nigel has studied mime and is a graduate of Judith Weston’s ‘Acting for Directors’ Class. He is also a serious cyclist and musician – he has ridden extensively in Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Europe & America – and has released four solo albums as well as a STIFF ALL STARS best of “12.5 on a Ten Point Scale.”
His previous professional endeavors include: Architectural Draughtsman, Busker, Cab Driver, Construction Worker, Farm Labourer, Motorcycle Messenger, Packaging Clerk, Record Company Publicist, Scaffold Erector’s Mate, Travelling T-shirt Salesman… and of course Waiter.
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