In 2020 Nichola produced Craig Robert’s third feature, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN, starring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans. It will be released in 2022 by eOne in the U.K., Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S., and worldwide by Universal.
From 2017-2020 Nichola oversaw the development and production of Baby Cow Productions’ feature film and TV drama slates, where she developed and was executive producer on Jon S Baird’s BAFTA nominated STAN & OLLIE (2018), starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.
From 2013-2017, Nichola was executive producer at BBC Films, commissioning and developing over twenty films. Credits include Stephen Frears’ FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS and PHILOMENA; Amma Asante’s A UNITED KINGDOM; Andy Serkis’ BREATHE; Saul Dibb’s SUITE FRANCAISE; Thomas Napper’s JAWBONE; Will Oldroyd’s LADY MACBETH; Sergei Polunin documentary DANCER; Morgan Matthews’ WILLIAMS documentary; DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE.
In 2012 Nichola produced MJ Delaney’s debut feature POWDER ROOM, adapted by Rachel Hirons’ from her stage play WHEN WOMEN WEE.
From 2004-2011, Nichola was development executive at Ealing Studios, working on films including the hit ST. TRINIAN’S franchise, John Landis’ BURKE & HARE, Stephan Elliott’s EASY VIRTUE and Ol Parker’s IMAGINE ME & YOU.