Creative producer Nicole's first short film for 2.35 was GUN (2013 Sundance Film Festival). Recently, she produced the short THE BRIEF, EXISTENTIAL CRISIS OF A YOUNG UNDERWEAR MODEL (2015 Palm Springs Shortsfest) , as well as SWEEP (2015 Aspen Shortsfest). Nicole marked her directorial debut in 2013 with narrative short film GLINDA premiering at the Palm Springs International Shortfest 2014.
Prior to producing, Nicole worked as a camera assistant on a variety of projects from television to independent and studio features, and worked alongside those that have inspired her, such as the Coen brothers, Rodrigo Prieto and Steve McQueen.
Nicole studied under experimental filmmaker Stan Brackage and is interested in creating stories that patiently challenge an audience in an unexpected way. Her style reflects a quiet and minimalist lens.
A Minnesota native, Nicole is Head of Production at Vayner Media and is currently writing a feature script titled TIOGA.
With his 2013 short film, GUN, Spencer marked his directorial debut by premiering in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. GUN screened at over fifteen festivals world-wide earning the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival along with Best Actor and Best Narrative at Hollyshorts Film Festival. The film is available on iTunes and is being distributed by SHORTS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. His latest short film SWEEP (2015) premiered at the prestigious Aspen Shortsfest and went on to play at thirteen festivals, winning the Audience Choice Award for Best Short at FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film premiered online via Short of the Week and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
As a co-founder of 2.35, Spencer has produced award winning narrative and documentary short films as well as directed work for VICE media. He has also screened his work and lectured to film students at colleges around the country like Cornell, Denison, and Florida Atlantic University. In 2014, Spencer was invited to serve as a short film juror for the Milwaukee Film Festival.
Spencer's professional background includes experience as a camera assistant spanning more than twenty feature films – including SHAME, BLUE VALENTINE, ARBITRAGE and OUR IDIOT BROTHER – in addition to work in documentary, episodic television, commercials and web content. Spencer credits his philosophy and style of direction to years spent on set observing the process up close – particularly his work with directors Derek Cianfrance and Steve McQueen.
In 2012, Spencer transitioned professionally into camera operating. His work illustrates a wide range of shooting styles: reality television shows for DISCOVERY, TLC, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, webisodes for 30 ROCK, and more recently on THE FOLLOWING, HBO's THE LEFTOVERS and the Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.
Spencer is currently writing a feature script titled THE TOUR as well as starting work on a feature adaptation of his short film GUN. Gillis, a Kansas native, previously studied at the University of Iowa where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Master of Arts in Film Studies.
Ludovic has lensed three films produced by 2.35, formulating the company’s compelling and enigmatic visual aesthetic. Ludovic’s cinematography is heavily influenced by his time spent with mentor Sean Bobbitt on the sets of SHAME and A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. His camera operating is a reflection of the precision and focus that is demanded when working with David Fincher on HOUSE OF CARDS. Ludovic emphasizes the use of visual restraint in his work to build narrative and character tension, such as shooting entire scenes in one long shot or from behind a character. His pragmatic approach and close collaboration with the director drives Ludovic's artistry in realizing a narrative's complete visual potential.
A native of Martinique and New York transplant, Ludovic has been working in the film industry for over a decade. He has an impressive slate of experience, most recently as the Director of Photography for seasons 3 and 4 of Jenji Kohn’s ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Ludovic's cinematic prowess, coupled with his vast set experience, highlights his ability to improvise on set in order to achieve a captivating style with narrative impact.
His directorial debut, DISCONNECTED, a short film produced by 2.35 premiered at the 2014 Independent Film Festival of Boston and also played at Big Bear Lake Film Festival. He is currently developing a feature script with his 2.35 partners.