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Nicky Tyndale-Biscoe

Nicky is an award-winning writer/director of both documentary and drama. She's a Swinburne (VCA) Film & TV school graduate and has an honours degree in Cinema Studies from Flinders University (SA). She has a background In theatre, having worked In Australia and overseas as an actor and director.

Documentary directing credits include; 'Mohamed Alis Happy Day Feast' a one hour observational documentary about a Somali refugee family broadcast on SBS, and nominated for an AFI Award for 'Best Documentary', Stories from the Studio, a story following the lives and Inspirations of a group of artists with mental Illness, Gokkusagi, a story of the first wave of Turkish Immigrants to Australia for S.B.S. and Turkish Television.

She has produced educational documentaries on Polynesian art, Vietnamese youth culture and theatre craft. She has also made community documentaries covering Issues such as juvenile justice, the elderly and asylum seekers.

She has written & directed a Cinemedia (IFF) short drama, 'Ripe', screened on Arena/Foxtel and currently on the international festival circuit. It has won Awards for Best Film and Best Director at local and International film festivals.

She Is currently working as field director on the 360degree documentary 'Kangaroo Mob' for ABC TV. She has a documentary in development with Screen Australia and is writing a feature film.

She also works as a script editor, mentor director and teaches screen writing and short film production.

She has pursued an interest in social justice issues told with humour,
and a focus on cross-cultural ironies.



A documentary about hope, angels and secret spices. Having survived war in Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen, but suffering the loss of home and family, Mohamed and his wife Halima arrive in Australia with a renewed optimism, and set about establishing their dream cafe...