Nicholas Weissman is a contract Visual Journalist based out of New York as well as Co-founder of Ugly Dog Productions. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Weissman found his passion for filmmaking at an early age largely through his interest in photography and storytelling. He studied Visual Journalism at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA where he received the Academic Achievement Award, Departmental Award, Brooks NPPA Best of Photojournalism Award, and the College Photographer of the Year Award: Pictorial.
After college, he moved to New York City where he works as a freelance visual journalist/producer/editor for various media outlets including Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, MSNBC, PBS, TNT, The History Channel, and Sony Pictures. His first independent film, The Minutemen Movie, directed by Corey Wascinski won both Best Documentary and the Grand Jury Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival as well as the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival.