Nici Preston

Actor, Extra, Model, Influencer, Photographer,… more

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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captured28 June 2015

This is a song, that I wrote, produced and sing on, created in June 2015

01captured28 June 2015
02Nici VO 3
03Pheonix Sunday 15 May 2014
04800 Divas and Me
05Close The Door To Me 4 Nov 2011

Physical Attributes

Height:
165 cm / 5ft 5in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Weight:
57 kg / 125 lbs
Eye color:
Blue
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Blonde
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Long
Waist:
77 cm / 30 in
Hair type:
Straight
Hips:
93 cm / 37 in

Credits & experience

2013
  • Birmingham School of Acting : Queen Elizabeth, in RICHARD III (exerpt): Theatre production, Dir. Mike Allen Wri. Shakespeare
  • Birmingham School of Acting
  • Birmingham School of Acting
2012
  • The King's Speech (excerpt remake) : The Queen, short film, dir. Matthew Wood
  • Big Man : Tina, short film, Dir. Ramman Gautam & Kaushy Patel
  • Halloween: Night Terror : Mother, short film, Dave Hastings
  • Drink It : Pepa, short film, dir. myself
  • Checking In : Radka, feature film, dir. Kaush Patel & Dave Hastings
  • Birmingham School of Acting : Distinction
2010
  • What Curiosity Did To The Cat : Tilly, stage play, dir. Steve
  • Hunger : Victoria, short film, dir. Oli Molloy
  • Friday The 13th: No Man's Land : Chris, feature film, dir. Dave Hastings
  • On Her Own : Marnie, short film, dir. myself
2009
  • By Heck I Want You : Girl, short film, dir. myself
  • Staffordshire University : MA Film Production & Visual Cultures - Pass with Merit
  • Staffordshire University : MA Film Production & Visual Cultures - Pass with Merit
2007
  • A Vampire Woke Me : Scarlet - short film - dir myself
  • On My Own : Lucy - Short Film - Director Caleb Gittens
  • Lindor Man - short film - Director Maggie Jennings : Voice over
  • Regression : Main Role, Rowan, Feature Film
  • Blow Em' Away : Musical in Camden Fringe Festival

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Union memberships
  • Equity

I have been acting since my childhood and have acted a lot on stage and in films. I really enjoy both and am very organised a very reliable and I love the team spirit of a creative team! I have acted in lots of short films and about 6 feature films. Recent Productions include:

2012 HALLOWEEN: NIGHT-TERROR: (American) Mother, Short Film, Dir. Dave Hastings – This Film won best short film in the Red Rabbit Film Awards – USA, Best Film The Devil's Eye Festival 2013, Official Selection Star Fest Fan Film Festival 2015, Official Selection Pheonix ComicCon Film Festival 2015.
2012 A DOLL’S HOUSE (excerpt): Nora, Theatre production, Dir. Mike Allen Wri. Ibsen
2013 RICHARD III (exerpt): Queen Elizabeth, Theatre production, Dir. Mike Allen Wri. Shakespeare
2013 TO THE BRIDE & GROOM: Bethany, Short Film, Dir. & Wri. Matthew Wood
2013 SMALL TALK: Waitress, Short Film, Dir.&Wri. Matthew Wood
2013 HE LOVES ME MORE: Laura, Theatre Production, Dir. Gina Frost, Wri. Myself
2013 LOVEPLAY: Woman, Roxanne, Joy, Bragitta, Dir. Mike Allen, Wri. Moira Buffini
2013 YOUR SOUL SEARCH, FINDING YOUR TRUE CALLING: Mable, main role, Feature film, Dir. Myself, this film was picked for the Final Selection of the American On-line film Festival 2014 and was also short listed for the Aesthetica Film Festival 2014.
2013 CHILDREN IN MANORS: River, Feature Film, Dir. Michael Lieber, Wri. Michael Lieber
2013 BLACK LIGHTNING DREAM: Cassy, Feature Film, Dir. & Wri. Myself
2014 GHOSTS (excerpt): Mrs Alving, Dir. Mike Allen, Wri. Ibsen
2014 ODE TO BILLY JOE: Mother, Short Film, Doug and Dave, Birmingham Film Studios
2014 THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH: Lady Macbeth, stage play, Dir. Mike Allen, Andy Potter, Birmingham School of Acting.
2014(completed in 2014) CHECKING IN: Radka, feature film, Dir. Dave Hastings Prod. Kaushy, winner of London Film Awards, Best British Film.
2014 LOVED BY YOU… ALWAYS: Anais/Mable, Feature Film, Dir. & Wri. Myself currently in production.
2014 LEONARDOS LAST SUPPER: Maria, Play, Director Andy Potter, (BSA) Writ. Peter Barnes.
2014/2015 OUT OF GAS: Rachel, feature film Dir. Phil Hussy, Writ. Phil Hussy
2015 IT'S A DATE: Harry-Joe Creamer 2015
2015 NEWS SHOW (spoof satyrical news show - live recording with auto-cue): News Reader Deborah Dallas, Student Project, Staffordshire University Dir. Caz
2015 Photography Journalist: Short film, Staffordshire University, Dir. Caz
2015 WRITE YOURSELF FREE: Jill, Play, Director/Writer Alan Charnley, performed at Buxton Fringe Festival and to perform at Edinburgh Fringe and The Kings Arms at Salford
2015 I AM YOU, YOU ARE ME: Elise, Short Film, Director Jacob Hill
2015 MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL: Lilly, an actress, playing Elenor The Brothel Madam, Feature Film, Directed by Ewa & Mateusz, a Warsaw Pact Film
2015 ROOM TO RENT: Hazel, Director Matthew Joyce.
2016 CONFINEMENT: Miss Wells, Short film, Director Danio De Pugh & Matthew Wood
2016 BURNIING FLAME: Tilly, Feature Film, Director myself Nici Preston
2017 BEAUTIFUL MONSTER: Elizabeth Pilford Shelley/Birdie, Theatre Play tour, Director, Karlton Parris
2017 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Hermia/Titania and part of Puck, Black Box Theatre Company, Theatre Play Tour, Director, Anne Fortune
2017 CRYING IN MY HEART: Clara, playing a ghost of Dwaine's sister, he meets her in a woodland, Director myself
2017 PERSPECTIVE: Queen Margaret of Anjou, in this short experimental film about the War of the Roses, Director, George Morris
2018 PHILLIP ASTLEY DRAMA/DOCUMENTARY: Patty Astey, Philip's wife, this film is for a gallery exhibition in Staffordshire 2018, Director, Ray Johnson
2018 TREE: Experimental art film, improvised performance piece by myself, Nici Preston
2018 THE YELLOW WALLPAPER: Voice Over of Charlotte, in this short film adapted from a book, directed by Francis Roberts Currently in Post Production.
2018 TRAFFIC: Rachael, in this short film, directed/producer/writer Seth Bowland
2019 TYLER & THE CASTLE OF ATHENA: Mother, in this 1st episode of a TV Series, director/producer/writer Chris Tharratt

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Music

Guitar ability

Intermediate


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Mezzo-Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: The Strokes, The Killers, The White Stripes

I have put some of my music into films, songs and instrumental.
I have composed for films.
I have performed at open mikes in lots of places including several in London and
have done a paid gig in a club in Leicester Square called Storm
I sing and play the guitar, I can also compose on the keyboard.
I love music and really enjoy playing with other people.
I have busked at the Edinburgh Fringe, playing guitar and singing and was picked to go on the Edinburgh Fringe radio for a live session. 2015 I have had a gig in a bar in Florida in 2015

TV & Reality

I have been an audience member of The Culture Show. I was filmed going out clubbing and interviewed extensively for Box Pops on the BBC.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Disco
  • Rock & Roll

I have done a little dance in film and been to some classes. I would like to choreograph more dance, I think I would be good at it.

Film & Stage Crew

Art & Costume Design ability

Intermediate


Camera Crew ability

Intermediate


I have Produced and Directed and written over 8 short films and 3 Feature Films, some of which have been picked for final selection at festivals. For other people I have worked as Assistant Director, three times. I have worked with props and casting and as an actors agent. I have worked as cinematographer for lots of projects - documentaries, live music filming, theatre performance filming and also for some of my films, including my latest feature film which is in production. I have edited all my own films and have done the editing for some films that I have been cinematographer for.
My latest project is Cinematographer for a fly on the wall documentary piece for Miss Bombshell International Awards, for Sky TV for Olive TV, I am currently editing this for a Sky TV series.
here is a showreel of some snippets of the work I did in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNCp158fK0U&feature=youtu.be
I have done a lot of set design for films, recently I was Artistic Director for the feature film The Consultant (2019), currently in post production.

Hair, Makeup & Styling

I have dressed and designed sets/mise en scene for my films and for other people's film, including a low budget horror.

Photography

Photography experience

Photography student


I have taken publicity photographs for plays that I have been involved in and also was the official photographer for a live music event at Alstonefield Memorial Hall in October 2017. I also take photographs for my art that I do.

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

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