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Nicole Hawkins moved to Utah to get her BFA in photography from BYU and later to New Orleans for her MFA in lens-based art from Tulane University. Her love of experimental documentation and creative nonfiction storytelling comes alive through the blending of still and moving images.

After graduating, she was the 1st AC for the Neon feature film, “The Killing of Two Lovers,” which premiered at 2020 Sundance Film Festival, as well as other films of director Robert Machoian, before focusing on her own films. Nicole is currently teaching film in Ojai, California and working post production on her Utah-based documentary “Empty Orchestra” about a group of displaced karaoke singers, seeking communion in Provo, Utah.