JEFF NICHOLS (Director/Writer) wrote and directed the internationally acclaimed features Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special, and Loving.
Shotgun Stories earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination; the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle and Austin Film Festivals; and the International Jury Prize at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival.
Following a 2011 Sundance Film Festival premiere, Take Shelter took multiple honors at the Cannes International Film Festival, including the Critics Week Grand Prize; it was later nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards.
Mr. Nichols was again a Spirit Award nominee for his direction of the 2013 release Mud, which world-premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival and became one of the highest-grossing independent films of the year. The cast of Mud shared the Spirits’ Robert Altman Award.
In February 2016, Midnight Special world-premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Mr. Nichols’ latest film, Loving, opened theatrically in November 2016 and was released by Focus Features. Loving was nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, a WGA award, and two Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Director. Ruth Negga was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mildred Loving in the film.
Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr. Nichols is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts’ School of Filmmaking. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.