We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicole, what do you want your legacy to be?
Instead of being remembered for what I accomplished, I want to be remembered for how I made others feel. I want to be known as the person who was kind to others and who went through life with a smile on her face.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In the last 4 years, I’ve been producing small projects. It started with a short film in 2017, Me Again, that my producing partner, Maria Corso, wrote and directed. We had a three-day shoot with an all-female crew and I loved every part of making it happen. Once I saw the final product, I knew I had to continue on the producing track. Ever since then, Maria and I have been jumping at every chance we have to produce new projects. Since our first short film, we have been lucky to collaborate with other artists for other shorts, music videos and documentaries. One short in particular, Polly Pocket, was a project we put together in a short amount of time. There was a lot of love in the short and it has been selected into 18 film festivals so far, which has been very exciting for everyone involved. Producing is challenging and I know I am just scratching the surface. I have a lot to learn, but with each project I love seeing how I have improved and I find it very rewarding helping someone’s vision come to life. I think my drive and humility sets me apart from others. Producing can be difficult and for someone who is learning on the job, it is important when moving forward to see what you can do better each time and accept feedback. I’ve learned so many lessons so far on this journey. Most importantly, lead with kindness. With any job, you work with a lot of different personalities. Even if you don’t agree with someone all the time, it is important to respect your clients, cast and crew. Be open to feedback and don’t let someone else’s opinions deter you from going after what you want. Since Maria and I work so well together, we hope to continue to collaborate with other passionate artists and make content that is both fun and impactful.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting the area, we would have to have several beach days, my favorite would be going to Malibu, for the drive/views but also so we can get seafood at Neptunes after. We would need to see several comedy shows as well, from UCB to The Comedy Store. If it was summer, we would go to Cinespia at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Live music at the Hotel Cafe. Go to the Americana, but mostly to get Din Tai Fung. Walk to El Tejano from my apartment for margs, tacos and unlimited chips & salsa. and of course, Disneyland! The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would shoutout my mother. My mom is the most supportive and encouraging person I know. She is so giving and wonderful and I strive to be more like her.
-Photo 4 (with camera) Ronald Romo -Photo 3 (red photo) Kris Lee