Actor / Filmmaker / Photographer

SAG-AFTRA Eligible

Hunter Nickless, with dual US/Canadian citizenship, launched his career in modeling at age 8 and quickly found success in film, TV, and commercials. By 10, he was creating his own short films and exploring photography. His award-winning debut, “Haunted for Life,” made at just 12, earned international recognition. To date, Hunter’s four short films have received over 70 accolades at film festivals worldwide in categories such as Best Actor and Best Young Filmmaker.

Hunter is deeply immersed in the world of arts and entertainment, constantly crafting new projects in independent cinema while seeking opportunities in film and commercial endeavors. With a dedication to honing the craft, Hunter engages in weekly acting classes and receives personalized coaching. Additionally, his pursuit of academic excellence in film production is underscored by his studies at a Performing Arts High School. This multifaceted approach to his profession underscores Hunter’s commitment to a richly varied career in the performing arts and visual storytelling.

Representation:

Manager – Gina Birnbaum
Top Ten Talent Entertainment
(818) 415-8917
gina@toptentalent.org

Direct Contact:

Hunter Nickless
hunter.p.nickless@gmail.com

Social:
@hunterpnickless (Official)
@hunternickless_photography
@hunternickless1 (TikTok)

Theatrical Accolades

Accolade Global Film Competition
“Gone”
2024
Award of Merit: Best Young Actor

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Filmmakers Connect
“Gone”
2024
Best Young Actor

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Independent Short Awards
“Gone”
2024
Silver Award: Best Young Actor

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Los Angeles Independent Short Awards
“Gone”
2024
Silver Award: Best Young Actor

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Indie Short Fest
“Gone”
2024
Honorable Mention: Young Actor
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Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA)
“Gone”
2024
Best Young Actor

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Virginia Emerging Filmmakers Festival
“Gone”
2024
Honorable Mention: Best Actor
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IndieX Film Fest
“Gone”
2024
Honorable Mention: Young Actor
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Actors Awards
“Gone”
2024
Best Young Actor

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New York Film Awards
“Gone”
2024
Best Young Actor

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Atlanta High School Film Festival
“Haunted for Life: Encounter”
 2024
Best Actor

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Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival
“Haunted for Life: Encounter”
 2024
Best Rising Star
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor in a Horror Film

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Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
“Haunted for Life: Encounter”
 2024
Honorable Mention: Best Actor

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Seven Cities Short Film Showcase
“Hollywood”
2020
Nominated: Best Actor

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IndieFEST Film Awards
“Haunted for Life”
2022
Award of Recognition: Best Young Actor

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Los Angeles Film Awards
“Haunted for Life”
2022
Best Young Actor

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Independent Horror Movie Awards
“Haunted for Life”
2021
Nomination: Best Actor

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48 Hour Film Horror Festival – Hampton Roads
“La Novia”
2020
Best Supporting Actor

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48 Hour Film Festival – Hampton Roads
“New Addition”
2020
Best Supporting Actor

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Winner - LAFA, Los Angeles Film Awards, 2024
Winner - Actor Awards, 2024
Winner - FCA, Filmmakers Connect Awards, 2023
Honorable Mention - Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, February 2024
Winner - New York Film Awards, 2024
Honorable Mention - IndieX Film Fest, Los Angeles, February 2024

"Performance" Demo Reel

(Scenes of Hunter Nickless from the short film – “The New School”, by Ryan Darst)

Recent "Award Winning" Short Films

(Written, Directed, Produced and Edited by Hunter Nickless)

Movie Poster - "GONE", by Hunter Nickless
Movie Poster - "Beyond the Gate", by Hunter Nickless
Movie Poster - "Haunted for Life: Encounter", by Hunter Nickless

Short Film Accolades

Lighthouse International Film Festival
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
2024
Gold Remi Winner: Student Film

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KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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Do It Your Damn Self  National Youth Film Festival
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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MegaFlix Film Awards
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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Screen Test Student Fest
2024
Official Selection

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Indie Vegas Film Festival
2024
Best Student Film

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Ridgewood International Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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San Francisco Arthouse Short Festival
2024
Semi-Finalist: Student Film

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Best Shorts Competition
2024
Award of Merit: Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Award of Merit: Film Short (Student)

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Accolade Global Film Competition
2024
Award of Merit: Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Award of Merit: Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Filmmakers Connect
2024
Best Student Film
Best Original Story
Best Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Best Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Independent Short Awards
2024
Silver Award: Best Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Los Angeles Independent Short Awards
2024
Silver Award: Best Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Indie Short Fest
2024
Honorable Mention: Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)
Honorable Mention: Best Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)

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Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA)
2024
Best Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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New Jersey Film Awards
2024
Best High School Short

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Virginia Emerging Filmmakers Festival
2024
Best Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Honorable Mention: Best Drama Short
Semi-Finalist: Best Editing (Hunter Nickless)
Honorable Mention: Best Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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IndieX Film Fest
2024
Honorable Mention: Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)
Nominated: Best Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)

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Robinson Film Awards
2024
Finalist: Student Film

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Actors Awards
2024
Best Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
2024
Honorable Mention: Best Student Film

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New York Film Awards
2024
Best Student Film
Best Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Best Young Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Crown Point International Film Festival
2024
Best Student Short

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New York Istanbul Short Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
2024
Gold Remi Winner: Cinematography

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The IndieFEST Film Awards
2023
Award of Recognition: Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Award of Recognition: Animation (Hunter Nickless)
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IndieXFest
2023
Best Mobile Short
Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Best Young Actor (Sam Broome)
Best Young Actress (Chance Hagen)

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Paris International Short Festival
2023
Best Student Short

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Austin International Art Festival
2023
Semi-Finalist: Best High School Short

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Festigious International Film Festival
2023
Best Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Best Young Actor (Sam Broome)
Best Young Actress (Chance Hagen)

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Los Angeles Film Awards
2023
Best Child Actor (Sam Broome)
Best Special Effects (Hunter Nickless)

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Golden Lion Awards Student Film Festival
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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Accolade Global Film Competition
2023
Award of Recognition: Best Young Filmmaker (Hunter Nickless)
Award of Recognition: Cinematography (Hunter Nickless)
Award of Recognition: Editing (Hunter Nickless)

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Kids First!
2024
Official Selection

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Fortean Film Festival
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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Ridgewood Guild’s International Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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Central Michigan International Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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Actor Awards
2024
Best Young Actress (Chance Hagen)

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Sparrowland Short Film Festival
2024
Honorable Mention: Student Film

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Atlanta High School Film Festival
 2024
Best Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Sparrowland Short Film Festival
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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Fortean Film Festival
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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MegaFlix Film Awards
2024
Official Selection (Final Results TBD)

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Ridgewood Guild’s International Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival
2024
Best Rising Star (Hunter Nickless)
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor in a Horror (Hunter Nickless)
Nominated: Best Actress in a Horror (Brie Rameriz)

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Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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Freewheeling Film Awards
2024
Best Actress: Horror Short (Brie Rameriz)

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Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
2024
Honorable Mention: Best Actor (Hunter Nickless)

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Indie Short Fest
2024
Semi-Finalist: Student Film

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IndieX Film Fest
2024
Semi-Finalist: Student Film

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New York Istanbul Short Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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Crown Point International Film Festival
2024
Official Selection

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Indie Vegas Red Carpet Interview - April 27, 2024

Winner - Award of Recognition, IndieFest Film Awards
Winner - Actor Awards, 2024
Winner - FCA, Filmmakers Connect Awards, 2023
Winner - Freewheeling Film Awards, 2024
Winner - LAFA, Los Angeles Film Awards, 2024
Winner - New Jersey Film Awards, February 2024