Frederik Nicolai started his career in 2001 by executive producing short films in Belgium, such as Haun, Carlo by Michaël R. Roskam. In 2004, he completely dedicated himself to author documentaries and collaborated with diverse broadcasters (4 Elements directed by Jiska Rickels; Filming Without Boundaries directed by Hans Heijnen). He chose to live in Brussels and ever since, he has been collaborating with Eric Goossens to establish a stronger Flemish documentary industry. Their company Off World collaborates with international producers and broadcasters (VRT, RTBF, ARTE, etc.).
projects in progress
El Color Del Camaleon (documentary) - a young Belgian director takes his father
back to his past living in the fearful times of the Pinochet regime.
The Wire (documentary) - Harsh living conditions have always brought people together in the Kupa-region on the Croatian-Slovenian border, but today the stream of life is cut in two by a razor wire to keep refugees from enteri
Four Seasons in a Day (documentary) - The crossing by ferry on a lough between Ireland and Northern Ireland, obliges the passengers to reflect on the future form of the frontier, somewhere hidden in the sea.
Desert Haze - directed by Sofie Benoot, 115 mins, Belgium, The Netherlands, 2014; delegate producer
Rêve Kakudji - directed by Ibbe Daniëls and Koen Vidal, 63 mins, Belgium, 2013; delegate producer
Red Star Line - directed by Daniël Cattier and Fabio Wuytack, 90 mins, 3 x 52 mins, Belgium, 2013; delegate producer
Little Heaven - directed by Lieven Corthouts, 70 mins, Belgium, Italy, 2011; delegate producer
4 Elements - directed by Jiska Rickels, 90 mins, Netherlands, Belgium, 2006; executive producer
awards / Four Seasons in a Day / Frederik Nicolai / Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival - 28.05.2021
new project / Four Seasons in a Day / Frederik Nicolai / New project has been added - 25.02.2021