Nicole Ballivian is a screenwriter and director based in Los Angeles, born and raised in Washington DC. Nicole's script, YEMMA, was the 2022 Pilot Winner for the BlueCat Screenplay Competition and her dramatic feature screenplay, SLEEPING ON STONES, was selected for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Nicole wrote and directed the comedic short film, JOE & THE SHAWL, that was the 2021 Grand Winner at New York Women in Film & Television Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2020 VOX Feminae Film Festival. Nicole's writing and directing debut was the comedic feature, DRIVING TO ZIGZIGLAND, shot in Los Angeles and Palestine, which won numerous international festival awards.
Nicole’s production background includes work for Warner Bros TV, Universal Pictures and in independent film.
A graduate in Film & Media Arts from American University in Washington DC, Nicole is a Fourth Culture Kid who writes mostly about the confluence of identity and emigration.