Guiding Lights 9 mentee – Nicky Lianos. Photo by Zoe Manders.
Guiding Lights 9 mentee – Nicky Lianos. Photo by Zoe Manders.

Nicky Lianos – Director

Nicky is an award-winning director who uses a mixture of live action and animation to create films that sit somewhere between comedy and magical realism.

Beginning as a short filmmaker, her films include: A Hartley Story (Audience Award winner at the East End Film Festival); Monsters & Rabbits (winner of the Prix Du Jury at Le Touquet International Short Film Festival); and Dead Happy, starring Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers), a comedy about grim reapers in love (winning entry in the Sky Movies Indie HD search for a new British filmmaker, in association with The Independent and Skillset), which broadcast on Sky Movies and simultaneously premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Currently, she is developing her first feature, the indie comedy Rocket Surgery with writer Stewart Thomson (Reality Won’t Bite, BBC Comedy Feeds). Also in development are A Monster Secret, a family movie about the myth of the Loch Ness Monster, and fantasy feature Dreamweavers with Rhianna Pratchett, writer of the recent Tomb Raider video game reboot.




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