Nicholas David Brandt, a writer/director who lives in Los Angeles, originally hails from Tonawanda, NY. Hollywood Kills was Nicholas’s produced screenwriting debut and he acted as a co-producer on the project as well. He co-wrote The Secret Lives of Dorks for producers Steven Wolfe (500 Days of Summer) and Stephen Israel (Swimming with Sharks). Dorks received a limited nationwide release through the AMC theater chain. He co-wrote and co-directed the teen thriller Bad Behavior with Lisa Hamil, which had its television premiere on Lifetime Movie Network in July 2015. He directed episodes of award-winning web series Bathroomies and Love-Stupid, produced the first season of The Glass Slipper Confessionals, and wrote and produced on its second season.
In addition to his film work, Brandt acts as editor on the Image Comics series The Li’l Depressed Boy from S. Steven Struble and Sina Grace. He regularly contributes writing for the backup feature Little LDB with art by Scott Arnold. Arnold and Brandt just completed work on their own joint venture graphic novel, Joshua Jace: Minimum Wage Henchman. Brandt wrote the book (with Laura Watkins on lyrics) for Comic-Con the Musical, which was chosen to participate in the 2016 ASCAP Foundation DreamWorks Musical Workshop with Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), Irene Mecchi (The Lion King), and Karey Kirkpatrick (Something Rotten).
With Amber Benson and Sarah Kuhn, Brandt is a founding member of Heroine Club, a writing group devoted to strong female protagonists.