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Nick Beaulieu

Telling Your Story: A Personal Documentary Workshop

An intuitive, day-long documentary workshop offered twice - once in Omaha and once in Lincoln. It will be free to attend, designed for students, activists, artists and anyone interested in grassroots, independent, personal documentary filmmaking. The focus will be on “how to tell your story” and to craft the workshop, I will draw on my experience making my own autobiographical film and my connections in the documentary industry. It will feature guest speakers, case studies, and an exercise in creating a proposal for attendees to envision a plan to make their own film.

About the Artist

Nick Beaulieu is a filmmaker and freelance journalist from Omaha, Nebraska. His current film is a personal documentary with the working title "A HARD WAY HOME." Prior to that, Nick was a Contributing Writer on “THE LAST TEAR” documentary, a film produced by John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and directed by Christopher H.K. Lee. He most recently contributed to the PBS series “American Portrait”, creating stories that featured artists and activists from around Nebraska. His stories were featured in the episode “I Rise”, which aired nationally on PBS. Nick was a finalist for the Mid-America Arts Alliance Interchange Award in 2019 and received a media grant from Humanities Nebraska in 2022 to support the editing costs for his current film. He has produced video content for art institutions around Omaha, including The Union for Contemporary Art and Maple Street Construct. He was a long-time board member of the advocacy nonprofit organization MORE (Movement in Omaha for Racial Equity). He is a contributing member of the FaithDoc Impact lab at Hartley Media Impact Initiative, which connects documentary filmmakers with faith leaders to maximize community engagement. He has appeared in forums related to his artistic practice for Amplify Arts and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Populus Fund Grantee Nick Beaulieu looks at the camera in front of a bright abstract background