Nicole Opper is an Emmy®-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced the feature documentary Off and Running, an Audience Favorite at Tribeca and winner of ten international awards including Best Documentary at Outfest and Best Documentary Screenplay at Silverdocs. The film was nationally broadcast on P.O.V. in 2010. Nicole received a Fulbright Fellowship to direct Visitor’s Day, which is supported by New York State Council on the Arts, Chicken & Egg Pictures and The Independent Television Service. Visitor's Day broadcasts on WORLD Channel Fall 2018. Currently Nicole is directing the second season of a short form docu-series called The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story, funded by ITVS for IndieLens Storycast and streaming on Soul Pancake in partnership with Participant Media in 2019. Nicole has produced films and television for The Discovery Channel and Here TV, and was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. Nicole has taught filmmaking at Stanford University and San Francisco State University, and is currently an assistant professor at Santa Clara University. In addition to teaching and making films, Nicole is the Creative Director of the BAVC National MediaMaker Fellowship.