Nicole Dorsey


Arlo Alone Vimeo Staff Pick

June 08, 2018

Exciting news! Seen at the Riverrun International Film Festival this spring, ARLO ALONE was selected as a Staff Pick on Vimeo. Now available for online streaming.

Arlo Alone to play Atlanta Film Fest 2018

December 16, 2017

Arlo Alone has been included as part of the Atlanta Film Festival’s #NewMavericks program. The festival takes place April 13-22. Check it out if you’re in town!

We Are Moving Stories features Arlo Alone

August 18, 2017

Arlo Alone plays Hollyshorts Film Fest this week at the Chinese Theater in LA. Spotted there, We Are Moving Stories was kind enough to do a lil featurette on the film. Read here!

Always The Bridesmaid

July 26, 2017

Exciting news for Harold: A Documentary, which landed a spot in AT&T’s Create-a-thon competition. Despite not taking home top prize, our little film did rank as one of 5 finalists out of 1000 entries. Not too bad for this lil-big tree.

DELTA VENUS named in top 12 to watch in 2017

February 19, 2017

Now Magazine did a nice little write-up about Delta Venus, spotlighting our film alongside P.T. Anderson and Xavier Dolan. Exciting!

Short Film Dennis Now Online

September 19, 2016

Dennis, starring Mark O’Brien is now online-


June 27, 2016

So excited to announce that Delta Venus has made its Indiegogo funding goal and we’re now full steam ahead in post. Thank you everyone that contributed. LITERALLY, could not have done it without you. Look out for updates in the next few months!

Star Princess Now Online

March 07, 2016

Having finished its lil festival circuit, short film Star Princess, starring Sofia Banzhaf, is now online for your viewing pleasure-

Dorsey Joins LA-Based Company Eskimo

December 04, 2015

Happy to announce I am now officially part of the roster over at LA-based production company, Eskimo. Check out Shot’s lovely little write up.

black conflux to participate in WIDC program

October 31, 2015

This past week it was announced that my feature script, Black Conflux, will be participating in the WIDC Story Program at the Whistler Film Festival in BC. Very excited to be surrounded by 7 other talented women and dive into development. Full details can be found here-

Fraternal Love in Development

October 01, 2015

It’s happening. Fraternal Love is in development with LA-based production company JASH. Stay tuned for more!

New Series Faternal Love

February 23, 2015

For the past few months, co-creator Sofia Banzhaf and I have been working on our series Fraternal Love, about fraternal twin sisters Sissy and Margo. Check out our fb, twitter and instagram and get ready for the trailer coming out March 2nd! @fraternallove

Signed by Someplace Nice

November 20, 2014

It’s official! This week marks my official launch with commercial production company Someplace Nice. Very excited to be working with these lovely ladies. Have a peek at their site!

Kashi Spot

November 20, 2014

This month I did a spot for Kashi with a bunch of cuties. I hear it’s making the rounds on youtube. Have a watch-

POP THE GRAPES plays LA’s Standard Hotel with NFMLA

May 26, 2014

This Thursday May 29th Pop The Grapes will screen poolside at the Standard Hotel Hollywood as part of NewFilmmaker’s LA Screening Series Short Shorts. 8pm screening will be followed by a moderated Q & A by Campbell Perkinson. Come join if you’re in town!

POP THE GRAPES on NSI Short Film Festival

December 31, 2013

For the next month Pop The Grapes will be part of the National Screen Institute’s short film festival. If you missed it this past winter on Air Canada, check it out on NSI’s website-


December 17, 2013

This February Pop The Grapes will be playing New York’s NewFilmmaker’s Festival at the Anthology Film Archives. I’ll be there, so if you’re in town come visit me on Wednesday February 5th. Program available @

Pop The Grapes on enRoute

September 20, 2013

Check it out! Pop The Grapes will be playing Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival throughout the month of October. So, if you’re on a flight make sure to flip on that personal tv. In the meantime, have a watch and a vote at

TIFF 2013 Award

August 22, 2013

Very excited about the Toronto International Film Festival this year! I was awarded with the Irving Avrich Award for Emerging Filmmaker at TIFF 2013. After that I’m off to the Atlantic Film Fest then LA’s NewFilmmakers Festival. Should be a busy September with Pop The Grapes!


February 28, 2013

After over a year of trying to get my film DENNIS off the ground, my producer, Matt Power and I launched an Indiegogo campaign. Check it out and spread the word-

Super 8mm Series

December 30, 2012

It’s all up! After sitting in my basement for a couple years, I finally transferred most of my super 8mm reels. The collection of home movies consists of little films I’ve set to music relevant to time and place. Hope you enjoy!

the artists takes it for the win!

June 29, 2012

This past Saturday at Octavia’s Breakthroughs Film Festival, The Artists picked up the festival award for best film. Quite a pleasant surprise and a lovely evening with many talented filmmakers.

Ivadelle and The Artists to play Breakthroughs Film Festival

May 10, 2012

Presented by Octavia Films: A Nonprofit for Women, both The Artists and Ivadelle will be playing in their upcoming festival. Focusing strictly on young emerging female filmmakers, the festival will be screening a series of Canadian short films. June 23rd 7:30-11:00 PM @ The Projection Booth in Toronto’s Leslieville.

The Artists accepted to NSI Film Festival!

January 17, 2012

Received a pleasant surprise today with news that The Artists has been accepted into NSI’s online film festival. Screening will begin in the next couple of weeks, so check it out at

New Comedy Short

September 09, 2011

Like usual, I like to take some sweet sweet time to edit. Complete with gun shots, rap music and bubble gum, Cop Killer is out to shock the nation.

South America

June 29, 2011

After much laziness (and projector issues), I have finally finished transferring my South American travel footage. Shot on Kodak Ektachrome Super 8mm film, the sequence consists of images taken from Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

MoliseCinema International Film Festival!

May 13, 2011

Ivadelle at it again. After a year off the festival circuit, Ivadelle was cordially invited to play Italy’s MoliseCinema International Film Festival. The festival runs from August 2nd to the 7th, so if you find yourself in Molise, Italy please check it out!

Breaking the Law But Not Bones

September 17, 2010

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to produce a part of Red Bull’s Pirate Break series. Working with BCA, we put together this little stunt at Yonge and Dundas during busy afternoon rush hour. Check out the footage here or at the end of my updated commercial reel.

Have A Look At Ivadelle

June 27, 2010

Well, after much deliberation Ivadelle is up on Vimeo for all to see. Have a look if you haven’t already seen it. Thanks!

Winner For Best Narrative Short

April 27, 2010

Yesterday on my drive back from the RiverRun International Film Festival I was surprised with the news that Ivadelle had won Best Narrative Short at the awards ceremony that night. Screening four times at the festival, Ivadelle was very well received and is mentioned in today’s Winston-Salem news. Here’s the link-

New Short

April 23, 2010

So after several months of delay, Denver and I finally got our butts in gear (with much help from our friend Evan) and have finished our latest short. Check it out above!

23rd Singapore International Film Festival

March 23, 2010

Another round of great news! Along with River Run, Ivadelle will be playing at the Singapore International Film Festival from the 15th-24th of April. Too bad I won’t be making it to this one…

River Run International Film Festival

March 13, 2010

This past week Ivadelle was selected as part of the River Run International Film Festival. The event takes place April 15th-25th, so if you’re in the area come check out the festivities and say hello. Screening times should be posted by the 16th of March.

New Project on the Horizon

January 02, 2010

A few weeks ago I finished shooting a short comedic film. Now that the holidays are over it’s time to get editing. Stay tuned for clips!


September 15, 2009

Good news arrived yesterday as Ivadelle was accepted into Barcelona’s 16th Independant Film Festival L’Alternativa. The runs between the 13th and 21st of November at the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona.

Montreal World Film Festival!

August 01, 2009

Good news! After a slew of film festival submissions Ivadelle is officially selected as part of the Montreal World Film Festival lineup. The event takes place from August 27th to September 7th. If you’re in the area come check it out!

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Nicole Dorsey is a narrative and commercial film director.

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