Talent Guide

Nicholas Wrathall

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2012, Producing Lab 2005


Nicholas Wrathall is an award winning director and producer who has been working in documentary and commercial fields for more than fifteen years. Currently, he is in the final stages of production on Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia, an independent documentary he is directing and producing. Wrathall was first recognized for his direction of the documentary Abandoned: The Betrayal of America’s Immigrants which was featured on PBS Independent Lens and won the 2000 Alfred I. Dupont Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism.

In addition to his feature work, Nicholas also directs and produces short documentaries on a variety of social issues all over the world. Recent work has included Endless Caravan, Haitian Eksperyans and The Modern Gulag, which was pick-up by the New York Times as the basis for a feature on North Korean gulags operating in Far East Russia.

As an award winning commercial and music video producer, Nicholas is highly sought by some of the top directors in the field including Fredrick Bond, Daniel Askill and Psyop and has worked for brands and clients such as Smirnoff, Sony Bravia and Madonna.

Nicholas is very excited to be involved with Film Independent.

Current Project

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (Documentary Feature)


Gore Vidal is one of the most important inspirational figures on the left for many Americans. The film dramatizes Gore's political views using recent interviews and historical footage as he draws powerful conclusions on the fate and future of the nation.