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.).