Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe are award winning filmmakers based in Melbourne, Australia. Nickolas and Eleanor run the independent production company Waterbyrd Filmz together. They studied filmmaking at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and are best known for long-form documentary story telling.
Their works include: Vivian Bullwinkel: An Australian Heroine (2007, ABC1), Ballroom Rules (2011, ABC1), and Curtain Call (2014, SBS1) which enjoyed its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Remembering the Man (2015) is their latest work. This documentary won the audience awards at the Adelaide Film Festival, Sydney’s Mardi Gras Film Festival and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Remembering The Man also won the David McCarthy award for best documentary at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, the jury prize for best documentary at the Miami LGBT Film Festival and the award for best documentary at the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards 2015. Nickolas and Eleanor have also been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) 2016 awards.
Currently Nickolas and Eleanor are working on a feature length documentary called MAMIL: Middle Aged Men in Lycra.