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Nikyatu's films have screened at festivals nationally and internationally. Her short film Suicide By Sunlight: a project funded by THROUGH HER LENS and sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute and Chanel, made its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


Currently she is in pre-production on her supernatural horror feature film NANNY, a project that was selected for the 2019 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Lab, the 2019 IFP Project Forum and the 2020 Sundance Screenwriter's and Director’s Labs. 


Additionally, NANNY was one of 35 projects selected for the 2020 Creative Capital Awards and most recently was shortlisted for The Black List 2020, rankings of the year’s hot unproduced (or on the verge of being produced) screenplays.


In addition to making films, Nikyatu teaches filmmaking as a tenure track Assistant Professor. She is repped at MACRO and CAA.