Nicole Lynn Cohen is a
writer based in Brooklyn, NY
Nicole Lynn Cohen
is a writer based in
Brooklyn, NY
Nicole writes screenplays and fiction. She’s been working in the film industry for the past five years with a focus in development and creative producing.

Her work focuses on earnest, often overlooked characters fighting for agency against life’s uncontrollable factors.

Most recently, she wrote and produced the short film Breadwinner. The film was a PANO 2024 Microgrant Semi-finalist and will be distributed later this year.

PRAISE

“‘You should talk to someone’ captures the essential strangeness of being human, how the ordinary and even tedious details of daily life are forever linked to the overwhelming mysteries and yearning secrets that shadow us. This is a beautiful, thoughtful, weird little piece. My hat is off.”
DANIEL HANDLER (AKA LEMONY SNICKET)
on “You should talk to someone”
“The narrative is perfectly aligned with the music. It’s got a deceptive sort of simplicity that’s heartbreaking and totally cinematic. The music, lyricism, characterizations, and events of the era all come off seamlessly.”
Screencraft Reader
on Crying Laughing Loving Lying
“This is an engaging retelling of a classic story. The writing perfectly evokes a sense of time and place, replete with the Darwinian nature of schooling and its dialect and idioms. The picaresque trio railing against the stuffy establishment is a theme that endures due to its inherent universality.”
Screencraft Reader
on Stalky & Co.

Screenplays

Breadwinner

Short, Horror/Psychological Thriller
Filming completed January 2024 with Ser Nocturna
Semi-finalist, PANO Microgrants 2024. Quarterfinalist, Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2023. Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival 2022. Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition 2022

Crying Laughing Loving Lying

Feature, Musical, Historical, LGBTQ+
Top 17% of discoverable projects on Coverfly. Red List’s #20 Musical Feature in the past year
Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Feature Competition 2022. Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Fall 2022. Honorable Mention, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition Spring 2023.

Stalky & Co.

Pilot, Period, Coming-of-Age, Literary Adaptation
Top 5% of discoverable projects on Coverfly. Red List’s #19 Drama Television (Half-hour)
Semifinalist, Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2023. Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition 2023. Quarterfinalist, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition 2023. Quarterfinalist, Outstanding Screenplays TV Pilot Competition 2022.

The Silent Treatment

Feature, drama
Currently in development
(SCRIPTS  AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

Fiction

Published

"Taking the Day Off" Cherub (2023)
"Reading the Signs" Cagibi (2023)
"Spoiled" Subnivean (2022)
"You should talk to someone" Subnivean (2021)
Awarded the 2021 Subnivean Fiction Award by Daniel Handler
"A Trunk, Full" Sunlight Press (2021)

Notable Mentions

"Taking the Day Off" / Manchester Fiction Prize, Highly Commended (2019)
"A Little Weight" / Larry Brown Short Story Award, Top Ten (2019)
"Commodore Sergeant" / Morse Hamilton Fiction Prize,  Honorable Mention (2018)

MINI CV

Education

Tufts University
B.A. English, Film & Media Studies

Experience

Coordinator / Felix Culpa
Director’s Assistant / Tanya Wexler
Coordinator / SpectreVision
Executive Assistant to the CEO / SpectreVision
Development Intern / Bona Fide Productions

Film Credits

Writer, Line Producer / Breadwinner
Associate Producer / One Matzo Ball or Two

Bio

Nicole studied English and Film at Tufts University. Her career in film began with an internship at Bona Fide Productions under Oscar-winning producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine, Nebraska).

Upon graduating, she moved to Los Angeles and became an Executive Assistant at SpectreVision, where she worked under founders Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah, Director of Development Claire Bargout, and producer Kim Sherman. She assisted on the films Archenemy and No Man of God, and after a year she was promoted to Coordinator.

Now in New York, Nicole continues to work on her own screenplays while she hones her writing, development, and production skills. She is a Coordinator at Felix Culpa under founding producers Riley Keough and Gina Gammell. Her most recent short film Breadwinner shot in early 2024 in partnership with Ser Nocturna founders Camila Grimaldi and Arielle Friedman.