Nikki Groton
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Nikki Groton is a writer and director living in Los Angeles with a focus on female-driven surreal storytelling.

In 2015, Nicole Groton produced, directed, and edited the feature documentary The Melting Family. Working on a bare bones budget with minimal crew, Groton spent over five years compiling archive footage and interviews. The film made its world premiere at DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival.

Most recently, Groton finished her narrative feature film Darkness in Tenement 45, a psychological thriller that she wrote, directed, and produced. The film had an ambitious twelve-day shoot and made its world premiere at the 2020 Sarasota Film Festival. It was later an official selection at Horror Imaginings, the Big Apple Film Festival, Capital City Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival, and Molins Horror Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Production Design, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at Horror Imaginings. Additionally, she has written and directed two short films.

Groton has also been recognized for her screenwriting. She was a quarterfinalist at HollyShorts, Storypros Screenplay Contest, the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest, and the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. She was a semifinalist at the Creative World Awards. She won Best Feature Screenplay at the Orlando Film Festival and Second Place for Best Comedy Screenplay at the Los Angeles Screenplay Contest.

  • Darkness in Tenement 45 l Official Trailer

    Written, Directed, and Produced by Nicole Groton

    During the Cold War, residents of NYC are forced to lockdown in their homes in fear of a biological threat. Locked inside, it is up to one woman to save the tenants of Tenement 45.