Nicole Sylvester

Nicole Sylvester

(She/Her)
Director/Producer/Writer
Nicole Sylvester Films

Full Bio
Nicole Sylvester is an award-winning Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Maya & Her Lover is her debut feature film as writer/director. The film is about a woman who, stifled by complicated memories of her overbearing father and on the verge of becoming a recluse, begins a sexual relationship with a much younger man whose dark side impedes his own journey as he navigates his way as a Black man in America.

Maya & Her Lover has played at several film festivals including American Black Film Festival, where it was nominated for ‘’Best Feature Film’’ and “Best Director”, Harlem International Film Festival, where it won “Best Feature”, Detroit Trinity International Film Festival winning “Best Feature”, Black Harvest Film Festival, AAWIC Film Series, Pan African Film Festival and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.

Nicole has been a director all her life – her family has always called her bossy – but her professional career began as a producer/director at a local cable company in Detroit. There she was abl

Professional Credits
Producer/Director, Maya & Her Lover (2021), The Owner (2012), Layla's Girl (2004)

Producer, Blood Bound (2019), Cargo (2017), 17000 Block (2005)

Line Producer, iGilbert (2021), Cigarette Soup (2017)

Production Coordinator, Harlem (2021), Venom 2 (2021), Power (2020)
Industry Awards
"Best Director" Harlem Int'l Film Festival
"Best Feature Film" Detroit Trinity International Film Festival
"Best TV Special" Local Cable Ice Award
Professional Groups
Local 161
Other Professional Groups
Film Fatales, Women Independent Producers
NYWIFT Committees
Fund for Women Filmmakers, Special Events
Content Types
Narrative Features, Music Video, Web series
Occupations
Director, Line Producer, Producer
Business Types
Production Company
Crew Up Survey
Willing To Travel: Yes
Has Own Equipment: Yes
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