Santos was born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is of Cape Verdean descent. He attended Ithaca College, where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Cinema & Photography.
Nicholas brought his short film WORLDS WE CREATED to 25 film festivals, winning 3 awards, and premiering online on Short of the Week with a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2013. His short film A GOOD FISH, an official selection of the 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival and three other international film festivals, will premiere online this summer.
FORMER THINGS, produced by Santos, was an official selection of the academy-award qualifying Athens International Film & Video Festival, the BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival, and the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2014. LARRY GONE DEMON, produced by Nicholas, is currently on the festival circuit, recently screening at the 2015 Maryland and Nashville film festivals.