Nick Bremer is a Portland, OR based director with a strong background in music, education, and social justice. His uncompromising attitude and unusual worldview come together to create original, memorable, and often humorous media with a focus on characters. He is a NW Regional Emmy Award nominee and NCMPR Gold Medalist. His 2015 short film I have a surprise for you. was featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Through the Lens series.
After spending a year training as an actor with the Atlantic Theater Company, Nick graduated from New York University with a music degree in Classical Voice. He went on to run in-house video production for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In his time at the Philharmonic, he created countless promos and interviews with internationally renowned artists such as pianist Lang Lang, violinist Lisa Batiashvili, and actor Alec Baldwin. He was an assistant producer and editor on many multi-camera productions including two operas (Le Grand Macabre and The Cunning Little Vixen), three Chinese New Year programs broadcast across China, and a ballet (A Dancer’s Dream: Three Works by Stravinsky) which was distributed to theaters internationally by Fathom Entertainment. He also co-directed Philharmonic 360, a concert shot in the round in New York’s Armory.
Since relocating to Portland, Nick has held an in-house position with Clark College producing and directing the college’s television advertising, web promos, and branded content. He has worked with clients including Friends of the Columbia Gorge and All Classical Portland to produce excellent (and often hilarious) content and promotions. Nick serves on the Board of Directors for Couch Collective, a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is narrowing the gender gap in film through training, creative opportunities, and networking. He also freelances as a gaffer and set lighting technician, and has lent expertise to commercials and promos for clients such as Kodak, Nike, Adobe, and Leica.