Nicola Waugh




I’m an independent film producer, communications expert and educator living in Goudi’ni (Arcata), California.
 I've managed multi-year creative campaigns and communications strategies in the higher education sector, as well as brand identity, storytelling, media relations and large-scale events in the non-profit and film industry. 

As a producer, I've released award-winning narrative and documentary feature films that are distributed internationally and was co-owner of Kino Sum Productions from 2017-23.

I hold an MA in Communication and Culture from Toronto Metropolitan Univeristy, and am a part-time lecturer in the Art + Film Department at Cal Poly Humboldt.  

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Borrowed From Nature
Feature Documentary (2020)

Producer with Gillian McKercher
Dir. Guillaume Carlier

Borrowed From Nature explores the rich and complex history of Japanese gardens in western Canada. Through the principles and design philosophy of famed Japanese Canadian designer Roy Tomomichi Sumi, we visit Japanese gardens in Lethbridge, Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia, and New Denver, British Columbia, revealing hidden testaments to an enduring Japanese influence.

Made for CBC Television
Distributed by Boat Rocker Media