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Nicole Newnham


Director, The Disappearance Of Shere Hite

Nicole Newnham is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning documentary producer and director, four-time Sundance Film Festival alumnus, and six-time Emmy nominee. She co-directed and produced the 2021 Academy Award-nominated documentary Crip Camp with Jim LeBrecht.


The film won the Sundance Audience Award, the IDA Best Feature Documentary Award, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, and most recently, a Peabody. Nicole has produced two virtual reality films with artist/director Lynette Wallworth that have each won an Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary: the breakthrough VR work, Collisions (2017) and Awavena (2019). Both films premiered at Sundance New Frontiers and were featured in installation form at the World Economic Forum in Davos.


Nicole’s other acclaimed documentaries include the Emmy-nominated films The Revolutionary Optimists, Sentenced Home, and The Rape of Europa. Recently, she co-directed the landmark ESPN series about the history of Title IX, 37 Words with acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter.


A graduate of Oberlin College and Stanford University’s documentary film graduate program, Nicole lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband, Tom Malarkey, and sons Finn and Blaine.