Bio

A graduate of the Danish School of Journalism, Nicolai Fuglsig came to directing after an acclaimed career as a photojournalist. In 1999, his book on an untold nuclear disaster won the ICP Infinity Award in New York and the World Press Photo First Prize as well as the Kodak prize for Best Photographer Under 30. But it was while on assignment as a photographer in the Kosovo war, that Nicolai picked up directing as he recorded footage that eventually became the acclaimed 15-minute documentary, “Return of the Exiled”.  The film aired on Danish National Television and was screened in Danish Cinemas. In 2007, Nicolai won the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials. In 2013, Nicolai won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial Achievement. Again in 2014, Nicolai won the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials. Today, in addition to his commercial career, Nicolai has a number of high concept movie projects in various stages of production, backed by major studios and independent financiers.

 

 

Awards and nominations

YEAR CLIENT SPOT TITLE AGENCY AWARD SHOW CATEGORY AWARD WON
2005 Mercedes Clouds CDD Clio Animation Shortlist
2005 Mercedes Clouds CDD Clio Automotive Shortlist
2005 Vodafone Newsflash JWT London Clio Editing Shortlist
2005 Womankind Be there Rainey Kelly Campbell Clio Public Service Shortlist
2005 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Young Guns Best in Show Gold Bullet
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Andys Music Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London ADC tv over :30 Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London ADC cinematography Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London ADC cinema over 30 Silver
2006 Adidas Never Quits TBWA Chiat Day Addys Local overall Bronze
2006 Adidas Never Quits TBWA Chiat Day Addys District 15 overall Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London BTAA 60 Sec Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London BTAA Consumer Products Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London BTAA European Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London BTAA 30 Sec Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London BTAA Cinema & TV Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Cannes Best in Music Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Cannes Home Electronics
& Audio Visual
Gold
2006 Adidas Never Quits TBWA Chiat Day Cannes Footwear Shortlist
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Clios Music Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Clios Home Entertainment Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Creative Annual UK Platinum
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Creative Annual UK Best TV Commercial Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Creative Annual UK Best Cinema
Commercial
Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Creative Annual UK Tele An Honour for
the Best Idea in 30 sec
Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Creative Annual UK Best Idea in 60 sec
or over
Silver
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Creative Annual UK Best use of Music Bronze
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London D&AD cinema 41-120 sec Yellow Pencil
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London D&AD over 120 sec Yellow Pencil
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London One Show Merit
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Midsummer Home Electronics
& Audio Visual
Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Midsummer Music Bronze
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Midsummer Outstanding
Commercial
Grand Prix
2006 Orange Rio MJZ UK Midsummer Home Electronics
& Audio Visual
Bronze
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London LIAA Grand Prix Grand Prix
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London LIAA Home Entertainment Winner
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Sharks World Winner Grand Prix
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Sharks International Craft Best Use of Music
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Sharks Leisure Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London Sharks Cinema Gold
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London APA 50
2006 Orange Rio MJZ UK APA 50
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London NY Festivals Best
Creative/Production Achievment
Grand Award
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London NY Festivals Home Entertainment Gold World Metal
2006 Sony Wega Balls Fallon London NY Festivals Direction Gold World

Metal

2007 Truth Singing Cowboy Arnold Worldwide ADC Distinct Merit
2007 Cadillac New Job Modernista Addys Local Bronze
2007 Truth Singing Cowboy Arnold Worldwide AICP PSA PSA
2007 Lexus Hydrant Team One Cannes Shortlist
2007 Lexus Hospital Team One Cannes Shortlist
2007 Truth Chalk Outline Arnold Worldwide Cannes Shortlist
2007 Truth Singing Cowboy Arnold Worldwide Emmys Nominee
2007 Multiple Multiple Multiple DGA Outstanding
Directorial Achievement
Winner
2008 Ad Council Babies Mullen Wenham, MA Addys Local Product Silver
2008 JCPenney It’s Magic Saatchi & Saatchi Addys Local Product Silver
2008 Lexus Hospital Team One Addys Local Product Bronze
2008 Lexus Hydrant Team One Addys Local Product Bronze
2008 Motorola Gimme Cut Water Addys Local Product Bronze
2008 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K AICP Production Winner
2008 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K AICP Visual Effects Winner
2008 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K AICP Animation Winner
2008 JCPenney Magic Saatchi & Saatchi AICP Visual Style Winner
2008 Monster.com Daybreak BBDO AICP Original Music Winner
2008 Monster.com Daybreak BBDO AICP Advertising
Excellence
Winner
2008 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K Cannes Film Silver
2008 Guinness Tipping Point MJZ UK Cannes Film Bronze
2008 Monster.com Daybreak BBDO Cannes Film Shortlist
2008 JCPenney Magic Saatchi & Saatchi Cannes Film Shortlist
2008 JCPenney Magic Saatchi & Saatchi Andys Best use of Music Gold
2008 Guinness Tipping Point MJZ UK Andys Editing Bronze
2008 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K One Show Bronze
2008 Motorola Gimme W&K One Show Shortlist
2008 JCPenney Magic Saatchi & Saatchi One Show Shortlist
2008 Monster.com Campaign BBDO One Show Shortlist Shortlist
2008 Lexus Hospital Team One One Show Shortlist Shortlist
2008 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K LIAA Animation Silver
2008 Guinness Tipping Point MJZ UK LIAA Direction Visual Silver
2009 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K Andys Animation Gold
2009 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K Andys Non-Alcohol Bronze
2009 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K Clios Animation Gold
2009 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K Clios Beverages/Non-Alcoholic Finalist
2009 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K Clios Visual Effects Finalist
2009 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K D&AD In Book
2009 Coca Cola It’s Mine W&K D&AD Nominee
2010 Barclays Fake Venable, Bell &
Partners
AICP Production Design Winner
2010 Barclays Fake Venable, Bell &
Partners
Addys National
2010 Barclays Fake Venable, Bell &
Partners
Clios Direction Bronze
2010 Barclays Fake Venable, Bell &
Partners
Clios Visual Effects Bronze
2010 Barclays Fake Venable, Bell &
Partners
Cannes Production Design Bronze
2010 Barclays Fake Venable, Bell &
Partners
LIA Banking/Financial Finalist
2011 Barclays Rollercoaster MJZ UK Addys local Single Silver
2011 Audi Paper Liberation BBH Addys Local Single Bronze
2011 Barclays Rollercoaster MJZ UK Addy District 15
(Regional)
Single Gold
2011 Barclays Rollercoaster MJZ UK National Addys Single Gold
2012 Xbox Endangeres Species twofifteenmccann AICP Direction Shortlist
2012 XBOX Endangeres Species twofifteenmccann Addys Local Bronze
2012 XBOX Endangeres Species twofifteenmccann D&AD Direction Silver Pencil
2012 XBOX Endangeres Species twofifteenmccann D&AD Editing In Book
Shame Euro RSCG BTAA Vehicles Diplomas
2013 Canon Inspired Grey Clio Direction Shortlist
2013 Halo 4 The Commissioning Agency twofifteen Clio Editing Shortlist
2013 XBOX The Commissioning agency twofifteen AICP Production Design Shortlist
2013 XBOX The Commissioning agency twofifteen AICP Sound Design Shortlist
2013 Canon Inspired Grey Emmy Outstanding Commercial Winner
2014 Guinness Sapeurs AMV BBDO DGA Outstanding
Directorial Achievement
Winner