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Nicole Docta

Available for Freelance
Open To Mentoring
I'm an award-winning producer who focuses on social justice and environmental films and BIPOC stories.


Nicole Docta (she/her) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has focused her career on producing socially provoking BIPOC stories. Nicole was part of the producing teams on the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated THE JUDGE (TIFF 2017), Emmy Award-winning BELLY OF THE BEAST (HRWFF 2020), and duPont Award-winner THROUGH THE NIGHT (Tribeca 2020) all of which aired on PBS’ Independent Lens or POV. Not only does Nicole work to improve outcomes for the communities in her films, she strives to enhance the documentary industry. Nicole worked as the Special Initiatives Producer at Firelight Media for three years co-curating the Beyond Resilience Series and helping to implement new artist programs to support BIPOC filmmakers. Her latest work includes her directorial debut, ADOPTING, a feature length documentary exploring the systemic changes needed in adoption after cutting ties with her own adoptive parents. She’s also producing THE DEAD ZONE, an investigation into the pretrial detention system to prevent innocent people from being held in jail for years. She volunteers on the DPA Equity & Inclusion Committee and is also a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) and the Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc). Nicole is also a USC CPD NextGen Creative Fellow, one of DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40, a Sundance Producer Fellow, and Impact Partners Producer Fellow.