Nicholas de Pencier is a director, producer, and director of photography working in documentary, performing arts, and dramatic film. As a Producer, his credits include Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (International Emmy), The Holier It Gets, (Best Canadian, Hot Docs), The True Meaning of Pictures (Gemini, Best Arts), Hockey Nomad (Gemini, Best Sports), Manufactured Landscapes, (best Canadian feature: TIFF; Genie, best Doc), and Act of God (Gala opening night, Hot Docs).
As a Cinematographer, de Pencier regularly shoots factual TV series and documentaries for the CBC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic and History Television. In 2011 he was nominated for a best photography Gemini for Raccoons. In 2010 he shot the documentary adaptation of Payback. De Pencier was admitted as a full member to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers in 2012.
He is the Producer and Director of Photography of Watermark, a feature doc which premiered at TIFF in 2013, won the CSA for best doc and the Toronto Film Critics Award for best Canadian film.