Summer Nicks

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Summer Nicks
Born (1972-04-17) 17 April 1972 (age 49)
Byron Bay, Australia
OccupationDirector, producer, screenwriter
Years active1972–present

Summer Nicks is an Australian television, film and commercial director, best known for writing and directing O21, Shambhala and Sedition as well as writing and producing Seedlings, Damaged and co-producing 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun. He has had a key involvement in the Pakistani film industry, where he lived for eight years.[1]

In 2012-13, Seedlings won "Best Film", "People's Choice Award" at the New York City Film Festival and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Film Festival with his leading lady, Aamina Sheikh winning the "Best Actress Award" twice. The film also won "Best Film" at the DC South Asian Film Festival and the London South Asian Film Festival.[2]

In 2014, he wrote and directed the spy thriller 021.[3] In 2015, his second directorial venture, Shambhala,[4] a mystical action adventure being shot in northern India was put on hold so Jonathan Rhys Meyers could be recast.[5] During that period he wrote and co-directed the action thriller Sedition.[1][6]


Year Title Note(s)
2012 Seedlings Writer/producer
2013 O21 Writer/director
2014 Damaged Writer/producer
2015 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun Co-producer
2016 Shambhala Writer/director
2017 Sedition Writer/director


Venue Recipient Category Result
SARCC Film Festival Summer Nicks, Meher Jaffri Best Film Won
Aamina Sheikh Best Actress in a Leading Role Won[7]
People's Choice Award Summer Nicks, Meher Jaffri Best Film Won
New York Film Festival Aamina Sheikh Best Performance by an Actress Won
New York Film Festival Mansoor Mujahid Best Director Nominated
Mohib Mirza Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
Gohar Rasheed Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Summer Nicks Best Original Screenplay Nominated
Usman Riaz Best Original Score Nominated
Summer Nicks, Meher Jaffri Best Film Nominated
Vancouver Film Festival Nominated
London Asian Film Festival Nominated
Washington DC South Asian Film Festival Won
Mansoor Mujahid Best Director Nominated
Summer Nicks Best Screenplay Nominated


  1. ^ a b Mushtaq, Mariam (7 September 2014). "He came, he saw and he never left". The News on Sunday. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Seedlings wins two awards at New York film festival - The Express Tribune". 17 August 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
    - "Pakistan bags two awards at Sri Lanka's SAARC Film Festival". 4 June 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
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    - "A Lamha to embrace our pain - The Express Tribune". 25 August 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Review: Operation 021 – not perfect, but beautiful in ambition". 6 October 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. ^ "TIFF: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins 'Shambhala' (Exclusive)". Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (30 September 2015). "Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Survival Drama 'Shambhala' Adds Devika Bhise". Retrieved 15 March 2017.
    - Frater, Patrick (11 September 2015). "Jonathan Rhys Meyers Heads Cast of Survival Tale 'Shambhala'". Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Bollywood or bust". 30 October 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  7. ^ Pakistan bags two awards at Sri Lanka’s SAARC Film Festival - Entertainment - DAWN.COM