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Nicole Pouchet



Fellowship Award for Black Artists 2024
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A former Broadway assistant director, Nicole Pouchet is a novelist and writer/director based in the Seattle area. Her horror/social thriller short, Retch, premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) in 2019, won Best Film at the Seattle Black Film Festival in 2020, and has shown on DirecTV, Amazon, PBS, and Alaska Airlines. Her subsequent films — a sci-fi short called Such an Honor and a fantasy animation/live action blend called Lioness have been official selections at dozens of festivals worldwide. And, she is a writer/director for the award-winning fantasy series, Strowlers. 

Nicole continues to write/direct projects that incorporate social commentary into genre film, and is now in development on her first feature film, an adaptation of romance fantasy best-seller called Her Mad Hatter. Her Mad Hatter was selected for the WA Filmworks enhanced Small Budget Initiative Program due to its focus on mental illness. Nicole has served on multiple boards, including Destiny City Film Festival, Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, and the Northwest Screenwriters Guild (NwSG). She is also a lecturer for the University of Virginia, Clarion West, NwSG, SIFF, and Women in Film. 

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Fiscal Sponsee - Her Mad Hatter - Northwest Film Forum

Amazon - Retch

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