Nick Virk

Nick Virk

FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Nick Virk

Nick Virk

FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a freelance director, writer, producer and editor based in London. I am skilled in Adobe Premiere Pro and have worked with global clients such as Tate, Benefit Cosmetics and Condé Nast Traveller. My portfolio can be viewed at My short film, Temple, about the South Asian queer experience has been shown at festivals worldwide.
  • Condé Nast Traveller x Hilton Hotels: Essential Guides
    Condé Nast Traveller x Hilton Hotels: Essential GuidesA series of travel guides for Hilton customers set in the UK, Italy, Turkey and the UAE.
  • Benefit Cosmetics: Rainbrows S2
    Benefit Cosmetics: Rainbrows S2Benefit Cosmetics' 2022 Pride campaign featuring queer activists and change makers.
  • Temple
    TempleQueer stories are often simplified to show ‘coming out’ as liberation. In truth, our journeys towards self-acceptance meander from this linear path and continue to do so long after we wave rainbow flags at Pride. Our past trauma haunts us. We seek to find acceptance from our family, friends, society, and often - religion. ‘Temple’ is a mediation on how we unhealthily look for acceptance in our external world. This is my first short film, developed in partnership with Lotus Visual Productions. I
  • Queer Grief
    Queer GriefI was commissioned by Heart of Glass to direct a conversation between activists June Bellebono and Kei Bennett about how grief affects the queer community. The film is in depth and cathartic exploration of a rarely discussed topic that balances heavy emotions with lightness and honesty. The full film can be seen on the Heart of Glass website.
  • Dance Umbrella:  SAY AF
    Dance Umbrella: SAY AFSAY AF is an artistic collaboration between dancers Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui (SAY) and friends (AF). Four musicians / bands contributed music which the dancers choreographed and performed to. Each of the four pieces have their own aesthetic and were filmed in a different style. The film was an opportunity to translate what would have been a single performance into a cinematic film for audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. We filmed many of the internal scenes in the majestic Earth Hackn
  • Paines Plough: Sessions Trailer
    Paines Plough: Sessions TrailerWhilst working with Paines Plough as a Digital Producer, I was also commissioned by the theatre company to direct and edit a trailer to advertise their upcoming show - Sessions. In addition, I created content with the cast and crew speaking about some of the themes within the play - particularly focusing on Black men and their mental health.
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Projects credited in
  • From a Place of Love | Zanele Muholi | Tate Exchange
    From a Place of Love | Zanele Muholi | Tate ExchangeMembers of the QTIPOC community (Queer, Trans, and Intersex People Of Colour) reflect on their experience of ‘home’ and ‘love’. Filmed in an exhibition of Zanele Muholi's art at Tate Modern prior to lockdown, participants responded to Muholi’s work and debated whether Tate can be a home for queer people of colour.
  • ‘All I Ever Wanted’ performance by Malik Nashad Sharpe
    ‘All I Ever Wanted’ performance by Malik Nashad SharpePerformance piece by Malik Nashad Sharpe, Directed by Nick Virk for Brownton Abbey and shot in the Battersea Arts Centre.
  • We Are The Future: Tate Collective
    We Are The Future: Tate CollectiveWatch some of our Tate Collective collaborators past and present reflect on what art means to them
  • Van Gogh and Britain - trailer
    Van Gogh and Britain - trailerMarketing lead on the Van Gogh and Britain trailer
  • Kara Walker – 'I'm an Unreliable Narrator' | Fons Americanus
    Kara Walker – 'I'm an Unreliable Narrator' | Fons AmericanusA short doc on artist Kara Walker's Fons Americanus, a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Created for the 2019 Hyundai Commission, it is one of the most ambitious installations in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall to date. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and
  • William Blake marketing trailer
    William Blake marketing trailer
Work history
    FilmmakerNick Virk
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I am a filmmaker, operating as a director, writer, producer and editor with extensive production experience. I have worked across a range of film mediums. My award-winning short film, Temple, was screened at international film festivals. I have directed, produced and edited commercials for clients including Hilton Hotels, Benefit Cosmetics, Soho Theatre and Condé Nast Traveler. I have created documentaries from large scale productions for Tate Galleries to small scale independents, including Queer & Menopausal that will premiere in UK Parliament in Autumn 2023. Combining pragmatism and creativity, I am able to use both skillsets to approach tasks with diligence and dependability. I am proficient in Premiere Pro and can work to tight timeframes. I believe in the power of stories to transform and transport an audience. My projects uplift and platform underrepresented groups, particularly those from the queer South Asian demographic.
    Digital ProducerPaines Plough
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I direct, produce and edit film content for Paines Plough, including trailers for shows and performance captures for digital audiences.
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    BA First Class Honours English Literature and LanguageKing's College London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Best DirectorLondon Indie Short Festival
    Best LGBT FilmLondon Indie Short Festival