Nicholas de Pencier
Nicholas de Pencier
|Notable work||Manufactured Landscapes, Black Code, Long Time Running|
Nicholas de Pencier is a Canadian cinematographer and filmmaker. The spouse and professional partner of filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal in Mercury Films, he is the cinematographer and producer on most of her films as well as codirector of the films Long Time Running. and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. He was also solo director of the 2016 documentary Black Code.
He won a Genie Award in 2007, alongside Baichwal, Gerry Flahive, Daniel Iron and Peter Starr for Manufactured Landscapes and a Canadian Screen Award in 2011 alongside Baichwal, Iron and Edward Burtynsky for Watermark, and was an Emmy Award nominee for Outstanding Nature Programming in 2010 for "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies", an episode of Nova.
He is the son of magazine publisher Michael de Pencier, and the brother of film and television producer Miranda de Pencier.
- Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (1998) - cinematographer, producer
- The Uncles (2000) - producer
- The Holier It Gets (2000) - cinematographer, producer
- The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia (2002) - cinematographer, producer
- Manufactured Landscapes (2006) - cinematographer, producer
- One Week (2008) - producer
- Act of God (2009) - cinematographer, producer
- Payback (2012) - cinematographer
- The End of Time (2012) - cinematographer
- Watermark (2013) - producer, cinematographer
- The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013) - cinematographer
- Al Purdy Was Here (2015) - cinematographer
- Black Code (2016) - director, producer
- Long Time Running (2017) - director, editor
- Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018) - director, producer, cinematographer
- Into the Weeds (2022) - producer, cinematographer
- The Colour of Ink (2022) - cinematographer
- ^ "Nicholas de Pencier on his Storied, “Hodge-Podge” Career". Point of View, June 16, 2015.
- ^ "Capturing water's world; Victoria-raised Jennifer Baichwal co-directs compelling work about essential resource". Victoria Times-Colonist, October 12, 2013.
- ^ "Sneak peek of Hip documentary unveiled". Halifax Chronicle-Herald, June 9, 2017.
- ^ "Big Brother is browsing you: The documentarian Nicholas de Pencier outlines the menace of modern surveillance". The Globe and Mail, April 14, 2017.
- ^ "Troubled waters". Telegraph-Journal, December 14, 2013.
- ^ "The Accidental Mogul". Toronto Life, November 3, 2016.
- Nicholas de Pencier at IMDb
- Official biography, Mercury Films website
- Canadian documentary film producers
- Canadian documentary film directors
- Canadian cinematographers
- Canadian film editors
- Living people
- Film directors from Toronto
- Best Cinematography in a Documentary Canadian Screen Award winners
- Canadian Film Centre alumni
- Canadian film production company founders
- Film producers from Ontario
- Canadian film director stubs