Nicolas Thilo-McGovern was born and raised in Cambridge MA. It was there where he discovered his two passions in life, filmmaking and politics. Nicolas was born into a political family; his father a politician and social worker, and his mother a women's rights activist and later a leading member of the housing organization A Better Cambridge. Nicolas learned from them the importance of ethical business practice, helping those who can not help themselves, and using the privilege he was born with to help those who were not as lucky as he was. These are all lessons he tries to bring into his films. Starting when he was only 7 years old, Nicolas made films with his friends on the weekends and when he went to high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin took what he learned to a local television studio. Currently he studies at Emerson College in Boston MA where he is majoring in Visual Media Arts and minoring in Marketing Communications.
MY PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Before I start working on a project I first think about why this project speaks to me. If I am going to invest my time and my energy into something I must first agree with why it is important. Anyone can work for a paycheck. I work for a cause. I work for a belief. I work for my morals. These factors are why I give my all to everything I do.
CAMBRIDGE RINDGE AND LATIN
Was a member of National Honors Society, received the deans honors for the last two years of high school, finished with a GPA of 91 which converts to a 3.7. I also graduated with a vocational degree in Media Arts.
BFA, EMERSON COLLEGE
I am Visual and Media Arts major with a minor in Marketing Communications. Immediately upon arriving at Emerson College I got involved in various organizations. For more details about this look at my resume.
DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER, EMERSON INDEPENDENT VIDEO (EIV)
September 2018 - Present
My job is to make sure every one of the almost 500 members of EIV has the best experience they can. I work with everyone from executive producers to production assistants. If you would like to learn more about how I am working to make everyone's experience as good as it can be, click Learn More.
MARKETING DIRECTOR, EMERSON INDEPENDENT VIDEO (EIV)
May 2017 - September 2018
EIV is the largest student-run production company in Massachusetts. Within EIV I ran the marketing department and led a team of 5-7 people. If you would like to learn about how I took a failing organization and helped transform it into one of the largest in the country, click Learn More.
WRITER AND DIRECTOR, SPEAK TO ME
Premiered November 2018
This was a short film I worked on for a long time. I first conceived of this idea because I wanted to discuss mental health and show a seemingly normal relationship affected by mental illness. If you are interested in learning more about this film click Learn More.
YOUTH OUTREACH ORGANIZER, CAMBRIDGE FOR HILLARY CLINTON
Janurary 2016 - November 2016
Managed over one hundred volunteers and worked with state and national staff to bring young people into the campaign. If you are interested in learning more about this click Learn More.
INTERN, BOSTON CASTING
May 2016 - August 2016
I started as an assistant to the extras casting department but then became an assistant to a casting director. While doing that I helped run casting sessions and organize call backs. If you are interested in learning more about this click Learn More.
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
MARKETING CHAIR, EMERSON RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION AWARDS
I promoted and marketed the series of award shows at Emerson College. They were all held in early May.
SEGMENT PRODUCER AND CHYRON OPERATOR
Managed the segment team that produced weekly short narrative segments. I also worked in the control room durring studio shoots and worked the graphics for two different shows.
ASSISTAND DIRECTOR, WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE
Managed the logistics and conducted casting calls for this short film that featured on the Emerson College website.
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER, RULES FOR 50/50 CHANCES
This was a short book trailer for Macmillan Publishers. It was used in advertising and online marketing for the book.
PRODUCER, SMART TV 98
Began as a camera man working on shows called Falcons Sports Weekly and Youth View Cambridge. Later went on to write, produce, and host my own show called Stumped in the Square. At the hight of my time working at SMART TV 98, I was writing and producing 4 shows as well as hosting 2.