Nikki Braendlin
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Writer/Director Nikki Braendlin’s first film, the feature dramedy AS HIGH AS THE SKY, was distributed by Cinema Libre Studios after garnering strong reviews and multiple awards. Her follow up feature, BALLOONS, is in development with Lisa Barrett McGuire (THIS IS HAPPENING) producing; Karen Tenkhoff (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, FROZEN) is on board as EP.

Currently Nikki is writing WINE NIGHT, a choose-your-adventure comedy feature for Producer Chady Eli Mattar (CAPERNAUM) whose company, Kino, developed the CtrlMovie technology. Past projects include adapting the NYTimes best-selling memoir FAST GIRL for Eleonore Dailly (I AM NOT AN EASY MAN) and Amy Smart (THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, “Stargirl") and developing “Sundown,” a one-hour drama about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project to which Zoe Saldana’s production company Cinestar was attached.

“This first feature from writer/director Nikki Braendlin is a strikingly intimate study in visual character definition and painful emotional growth.”
(Entertainment Magazine)
“What a glorious film...writer/director Nikki Braendlin has really created an emotional powerhouse of a story.”
(Blunt Review)
"The performances are uniformly terrific and there's an exhilaration evident in the filmmaking.”

  • As High as the Sky (Trailer)