Meet Nicholas Wenger, a comedy director with a passion for storytelling and all things whimsical. A lover of fine cheese and painting along with Bob Ross, his first-ever job was as a PA on Little Miss Sunshine.
Nick draws inspiration from the comedy he grew up with – namely Monty Python and The Simpsons. Physical gags or non-verbal bits are his sweet spot, and he uses expert comedic timing to punctuate a moment that leaves a lasting impression. But it’s his strong instinct for performance and storytelling that’s the secret ingredient to his memorable content.
Born in Montreal and raised in Southern California, Nick’s commercial work spans well-known brands including Skittles, Chevrolet, Virgin America, Porsche, Durex, AT&T, Staples, and Johnny Walker, and he also directed the first season of “Mack & Moxy,” a kid’s TV show produced for PBS and Netflix. His narrative shorts have earned 30+ million views, and he won the Panavision New Filmmaker Award, the W3 Award, and the Communicator Award. Plus, he once made Jim Carrey laugh on set, so he must be doing something right.
He truly loves what he does, and that spirit carries through on and off set. Collaborative and cool under pressure, he’s all about working with different people and values their creative input. At the end of the day, if the client is happy, he’s happy. Seriously.
When Nick’s not directing, eating cheese, or painting happy little trees, he unwinds by playing just about every musical instrument (never all at once) and teaching his two-year-old daughter to play the harmonica.