Nicholas Weisheng Carlton

I’m an award-winning film, television and commercials director.

 
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Commercials Reel

I bring a documentary-style approach to directing commercials, with an emphasis on performance and creating emotional resonance.

 
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Political Advertising

I’ve worked on seven election campaigns, including two Australian Federal Elections. During the 2019 Federal Election, I led the creative development and production of the Greens’ national video and television advertising slate. Leading a team of editors, writers & artists, we produced 647 ads for TV, cinema and web. Against all predictions, the Greens saw a nationwide increase in their vote and all MPs re-elected.

 

Brand / General

Candidate / Personal brand

Documentary / Real People

Explainers

Rallies

Campaigns

Attack Ads

Documentary & Music Video

 
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Drama Reel

 

Biography

Nick is an award-winning director of film, television and commercials.

Born in Australia and raised in South East Asia, Nick views the world through an international lens. He developed his craft at the Victorian College of the Arts.

In 2009, at the age of 19, Nick created the trailblazing web series, OzGirl, which went on to win multiple awards around the world. Since then, Nick has forged a career directing commercials.

In 2019 Nick won a prestigious Australian Directors’ Guild award for his short film telling the story of Mehreen Faruqi, Australia’s first female Muslim senator.

Nick has completed attachments and directed second unit on the TV shows Wentworth (Fremantle Media) and Hungry Ghosts (Matchbox Pictures).

Nick has also carved out a niche directing ads for political parties. To date, he’s worked on seven election campaigns including two Australian Federal Elections. Most recently he has served as Senior Video Producer for Senator Richard Di Natale, leader of the Australian Greens.

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CV

Credits

Hungry Ghosts
Matchbox Pictures / SBS
Director Attachment

Wentworth (Season 5 & 7)
Fremantle Media / Foxtel
Director Attachment

OzGirl
Virgin Australia, Fairfax
24-episode web series

 

The Navigator
ABC iView    
Short documentary

Next of Kin
Short Film
Byron Bay Film Festival

Wanted - Gordi
Nominated for an ADG award
Music video

 

Awards & Screenings

Australian Directors’ Guild
2019 - Winner - Best Commercial (“I am Mehreen Faruqi” - The Greens)
2017 - Nominated for Best Music Video (“Wanting” - Gordi)
2016 - Nominated for Best Commercial (“Youth Suicide” - beyondblue)

Byron Bay Film Festival
Official Selection - Next of Kin

New York Television Festival
2009 - Special Screening (OzGirl)

SPAA Conference
2011 - Guest Speaker
2009 - Guest Speaker

Screen Tasmania Conference
2011 - Guest Speaker

Streamy Awards, Los Angeles
2010 - Winner - Best Foreign Series (OzGirl)
2010 - Nominated for Best Drama (OzGirl)

Independent Television Festival, Los Angeles
2009 - Winner - Best Drama (OzGirl)
2009 - Winner - Best Acting (OzGirl)

Webby Awards
2010 - Official Honoree (OzGirl)

VCA Graduate Awards
2010 - Best Potential for Theatrical Distribution (Transmission)

Friday on My Mind, AFTRS
2010 - Guest Speaker

Open Channel
Guest Lecturer

 

Clients

Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, Innocean, Victorian Government, Australian Labor Party, Australian Greens, Ford, Hyundai, Holden, Grand Prix Australia, beyondblue, Red Cross Blood Service, Epworth Hospital, Burger King, Monash University and many more.

 

Education

Bachelor of Film & Television
Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne)

 

 

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