Nicole is an actor and filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. She grew up as an only child in a suburban town outside Toronto, where she discovered her love of theatre and photography. Amalgamating her two passions she left home to attend Ryerson University’s film production program and obtained her BFA. She now splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of filmmakers ranging from Paul Thomas Anderson to French auteur, Céline Sciamma, Dorsey infuses what she calls “natural formalism” into every project, whether it be for spots or larger narrative pieces. “I love movement and hand-held camerawork, natural light, but without falling into documentary form,” she explains. “I do love to really compose shots and I think a lot about cuts, moving from one image to the next, whether it be through movement of the camera or the subject. It’s all very structured.”
Adding to her prolific reputation, writer/director Dorsey has also co-created a half-hour series that’s currently in development called Fraternal Love, which is being produced by JASH, the comedy network run by entertainment industry notables including Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera and Reggie Watts.