Nick Brandestini is an independent lmmaker based in Zurich, Switzerland. His latest documentary Children of the Arctic, was awarded Best Documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Golden Eye Jury Award at the Zurich Film Festival, among other international accolades, before airing on PBS World Channel in 2016 and again in 2018. His previous lm, the Emmy-nominated Darwin, was awarded Best Documentary at the Austin Film Festival, and screened theatrically in New York and Los Angeles, garnering attering reviews in the New York Times, Variety, and the Los Angeles Times (“A beautiful, elegiac work with unexpected impact and meaning”). Darwin also aired on PBS/KQED in 2015.
Nick is currently working on his third feature length documentary.