ArtClass signs filmmaker and photographer Nikki Ormerod for commercial representation in the United States. With artistic origins as a stills photographer, Ormerod’s film work is beautifully composed, visually compelling, and emotionally stirring.

Crafting stories and circumstances in her photography work naturally led Ormerod to a career path as a director. Propelled by a genuine interest in her subjects, she digs beneath the surface to expose idiosyncratic truths and human peculiarities in their purest expression. Her innate ability to bring stylised worlds to life for commercial campaigns has earned her a Marketing Award for Heinz’s Vintage Drip and Andy Awards shortlist recognition for her work with KFC. Ormerod’s many photography award wins include the ADCCs, The One Show, Communication Arts, and Graphics, and a Cannes Lion for her work with SickKids.

Ormerod is a co-founding partner at the Canadian commercial production company Undivided alongside Scott Houghton. There, Ormerod helmed many films for global entities like Starbucks, H&M, Hyundai, Salvation Army, and Rupi Kaur’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Additionally, her robust portfolio includes spots for large Canadian brands like RBC, Villagio, Hudson North, Additionelle, Le Drew Models, and the Canadian Premier League. She has been tapped as a stills photographer for ad campaigns from Coca-Cola, Nike, Visa, Levi’s, and many more. 

Nikki Ormerod says of signing with ArtClass, “I was first introduced to ArtClass through Oren Kaplan, who we represent in Canada at Undivided. The producers at ArtClass and their incredible roster of talent all felt like a family who wanted to dig in and work together. I felt an immediate kinship in my first talks with Kirsten, Vincent, and Geno; I knew it would be the perfect spot for me.”

“Nikki’s sensibilities as a storyteller are unmatched,” says Kirsten Arongino, Managing Director of ArtClass. “Her work ranges from ethereal and fabulistic images to crafting these well-executed visual jokes, like what we see with her films for KFC. She has her spin on a story that always makes for a highly watchable, engaging film. We’re very excited to have her on board at ArtClass and honoured to represent her in the U.S.”