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About


I’m a producer, writer, local 871 union coordinator and highly proficient in budgeting, financing, scheduling, and creative development. While based in Los Angeles, I’m a dual U.S./Canadian citizen and can work anywhere in North America.

I’ve produced award-winning short films, feature-length and short documentaries, commercials and music videos. I’ve worked on sitcoms, features, and TV series. I easily pivot from producing low-budget short films and documentaries to coordinating union TV shows. Additionally, I have a strong academic and work background in finance and marketing and an MFA in Producing from the American Film Institute.

As a freelance producer and coordinator, I deliver projects on time and on budget. I’m passionate about powerful stories and pushing forward compelling narratives.

Contact Me


Stephanie Nilles   |   snillesfilm@gmail.com

A Black Lady Sketch Show


A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW   |   Television |   Season 2: 2020 - 2021, Season 1: 2019

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designers: Cindy Chao & Michele Yu

Network: HBO

Production Company: Issa Rae Productions & Jax Media

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests.

Season 1 available on HBO

2021 Cadillac Escalade Commercial


2021 Cadillac Escalade   |   Commercial |   2020

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designers: Cindy Chao & Michele Yu

Production Company: Anonymous Content

Commercial for 2021 Cadillac Escalade featuring Regina King

Commercial available to watch here

EMERALD PORTAL - 'FAILING LIGHT'


FAILING LIGHT   |   Music Video |   2020

Role: Producer

Director: Drew Boylan

Music video for 'Failing Light' by Emerald Portal

Music video available here

Cricket Wireless Commercial


Cricket Wireless   |   Commercial |   2020

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designer: Cindy Chao

Production Company: Psyop

2020 Commercial for Cricket Wireless

Status: Aired

Takedown


TAKEDOWN   |   Short Documentary |   2018-2019

Role: Producer

Director: Drew Boylan

Eve Berrington is a fighter. She began in amateur MMA. Now she's competing on one of the biggest stages for women’s wrestling - the 2018 US Open.

Status: On the festival circuit

Waffles + Mochi


WAFFLES + MOCHI |   Television |   2019

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designers: Cindy Chao & Michele Yu

Network: Netflix

Production Company: Higher Ground Productions

'Waffles + Mochi' trailer available on Netflix here

Kohl's Commercials


KOHL'S & FREEFORM |   Commercials |   2019

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designer: Francesca Palombo

Production Company: Trailer Park

Holiday commercials for Kohl's & Freeform

Status: Aired

The Starling


THE STARLING   |   Feature |   2019

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designer: Stephanie Hamilton | Art Director: Jessica Shorten

Production Company: Limelight

After Lilly suffers a loss, a combative Starling takes nest beside her quiet home. The feisty bird taunts and attacks the grief-stricken Lilly. On her journey to expel the Starling, she rediscovers her will to live and capacity for love.

Status: Coming to Netflix in 2021

Sneakerheads




SNEAKERHEADS   |   Television |   2019

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designers: Cindy Chao & Michele Yu

Network: Netflix

Production Company: Haven Productions

Family man Devin falls back into his sneaker obsession after his pal Bobby talks him into a wheeling-dealing scheme to score a mythical pair of kicks.

'Sneakerheads' available on Netflix

Super Saturday Night


SUPER SATURDAY NIGHT   |   Commercials |   2019

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designers: Cindy Chao & Michele Yu

Client: DirectTV

Production Company: Fullscreen Inc.

A series of commercials for DirectTV's Super Saturday Night.

Status: Aired

Tyranny of Joy


TYRANNY OF JOY   |   Visual Essay |   2018

Role: Writer & Producer

Director: Drew Boylan

Client: Topic

For many the holidays are a tough time, inseparable from personal loss. Tyranny of Joy is my story.

'Tyranny of Joy available on Facebook

TouchNote


TOUCHNOTE   |   Commercial |   2018

Role: Producer

Director: Jill Sachs

Client: TouchNote

'TouchNote holiday commercial available on Facebook

Room on Fire


ROOM ON FIRE   |   Visual Essay |   2018

Role: Producer

Director: Sindha Agha

Client: Topic

'Room on Fire' is a piece on fear, panic attacks, and growing up as a girl. Produced for Topic's October issue on Fear.

'Room on Fire' available on Topic.com

Light as a Feather


LIGHT AS A FEATHER  |   Season 1 |   Television |   2018

Role: Art Department Coordinator

Production Designers: Cindy Chao & Michele Yu

Network: Hulu

Production Company: AwesomenessTV

An innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted - and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.

'Light as a Feather' available on Hulu

Stray


STRAY   |   Narrative Short |   2017

Role: Producer & Co-Writer

Director & Co-Writer: Drew Boylan

Fifteen year-old Ben Garber has a secret. A secret which leads him to infiltrate the household of a family in a neighboring town.

Festivals: Official selections include 2018 Phoenix Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, and Palm Springs International ShortFest

Status: Screened

ALLSAINTS


ALLSAINTS   |   Music Videos |   2017 & 2018

Role: Producer

Directors: Gil Marsden   |   Gregg Meller

Producer of music videos for ALLSAINTS LA Live Sessions. Artists featured include: IN-Q, Harlea, Jacob Banks, Stokeswood.

LA Live Sessions available on ALLSAINTS site

Scarlett-Angelina


SCARLETT_ANGELINA   |   Narrative Short |   2017

Role: Producer

Director: Lorette Bayle   | Writer: Jacqueline K. Ogburn   | Producers : Nic Emiliani, Stephanie Nilles, and Lorette Bayle

Scarlett-Angelina is a little girl who knows how to take care of herself, much to the dismay of the small-time crook who kidnaps her.

Festivals: Official selection in 38 film festivals, won four awards, nominated for an additional four awards.

'Scarlett-Angelina' trailer available online here

Gymkhana Files


GYMKHANA FILES   |   Documentary Series |   2017 & 2018

Role: Producer's Assistant & Production Coordinator

Network: Amazon Studios

Production Company: Hoonigan

Executive Producers: Ken Block, Brian Scotto, Gil Marsden   |   Showrunner: Gil Marsden   |   Producer: Kaitlin Del Campo

The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes of one of the world's wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over 500 million online views and counting. Follow globally recognized race car driver and viral star Ken Block and his team of Hoonigans as they attempt to make the greatest automotive video of all time while racing in the World Rallycross Championship.

'The Gymkhana Files' available here

Goodbye


GOODBYE   |   Narrative Short |   2017

Role: Producer

Director: Daniel Riser   |   Producers: Cameron Hutchison & Stephanie Nilles

A young woman searches for a way to come to terms with devastating loss during the holidays.

'Goodbye' is available to watch here

Unzipping


UNZIPPING   |   Narrative Short |   2017

Role: Production Coordinator

Production Company: Straight Up Films   |   Producers: Lisa Edelstein, Kate Cohen, Jane Hollon   |   Co-Producer: Katie Canright Menke

Unfulfilled in her marriage, Ella doesn’t hesitate when she discovers a strange opportunity for change.

'Unzipping' trailer available here

Cherry Creek


CHERRY CREEK   |   Narrative Short |   2016

Role: Producer & Co-Writer

Director & Co-Writer: Drew Boylan

A small town family struggles to grieve the loss of their son who committed a high school shooting. The shooter’s younger brother fights to free himself from his brother’s legacy.

Status: Screened

Mary


MARY   |   Narrative Short |   2016

Role: Producer

Writer: Randy McKinnon   |   Director: Amy Wang

In a faith-based household in New Orleans, a young girl shares stories about her imaginary friend named Mary. But what if Mary is actually real?

Status: Screened

Mad Old Bitch


MAD OLD BITCH   |   Narrative Short |   2015

Role: Producer

Writer: Kevin Kennelly   |   Director: Cara Lawson

After a night of drinking and spray painting with friends, Stephen, a shy 17-year-old, finds himself at the very house he graffitied and must learn empathy and make amends with the elderly owner who suffers from dementia.

Status: Screened