Nicholas de Pencier

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Nicholas de Pencier
Nicholas de Pencier KVIFF 2009.jpg
Nicholas de Pencier at a screening of Act of God
Occupation(s)Filmmaker, cinematographer
Notable workManufactured Landscapes, Black Code, Long Time Running
SpouseJennifer Baichwal

Nicholas de Pencier is a Canadian cinematographer and filmmaker.[1] The spouse and professional partner of filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal in Mercury Films,[2] he is the cinematographer and producer on most of her films as well as codirector of the films Long Time Running.[3] and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. He was also solo director of the 2016 documentary Black Code.[4]

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,[5] and was an Emmy Award nominee for Outstanding Nature Programming in 2010 for "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies", an episode of Nova.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of magazine publisher Michael de Pencier, and the brother of film and television producer Miranda de Pencier.[6]


Nick de Pencier and director Jennifer Baichwal introducing Act of God at the 44th KVIFF.


  1. ^ "Nicholas de Pencier on his Storied, “Hodge-Podge” Career". Point of View, June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Capturing water's world; Victoria-raised Jennifer Baichwal co-directs compelling work about essential resource". Victoria Times-Colonist, October 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sneak peek of Hip documentary unveiled". Halifax Chronicle-Herald, June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Big Brother is browsing you: The documentarian Nicholas de Pencier outlines the menace of modern surveillance". The Globe and Mail, April 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "Troubled waters". Telegraph-Journal, December 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "The Accidental Mogul". Toronto Life, November 3, 2016.

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