Nicole Triche

Assistant Professor of Communications
McEwen - Comm. 201B
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5808


M.F.A. Cinema, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008
60 Hours

B.S. Communication, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 1998 
Broadcasting Concentration
Magna Cum Laude

Employment History


Producer, “North Carolina Visions” Independent Film Series, 2002-2005 

Producer, “North Carolina Weekend” Marker Minute Segments, 2002-2005

Producer, On-air Fundraisers, 2002-2005

Producer, “North Carolina Now”, Summer 2006

Associate Producer & Assistant Director, 2002-2007

Assistant Director, 2005-2006

Associate Producer, “North Carolina Now”, Summer 2008 

Archivist, “North Carolina Weekend”, Summer 2007

Broadcast Designer, 1999–2001

Production Assistant, 1998-2002

Floor Manager, “Discovery Health Continuing Medical Education”, 2006

Jumbotron Graphics Operator
Duke Football 2000-2008
UNC Chapel Hill Basketball 2001-2003

Researcher & Transcriber, “It’s Our Water”, 2003

Courses Taught

Digital Media Convergence

Cinema Production

Producing the Documentary

Television Production

Communications in Global Age

Elon 101

Leadership Positions

Director, elondocs & elondocs production program, 2010-present

Grants Awarded

“Hispanic Film Series”, The Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, $1,570

New Faculty Funding, $4,000


Producer, Director, Editor, & Cinematographer, “Taxidermists” documentary film, 2012 
Peer-Reviewed Screenings
•    Cucalorus Film Festival, November 14 &17, 2013, Wilmington, NC 
•    Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, November 3, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO
•    Indie Grits Film Festival, April 20, 2013, Columbia, SC
•    RiverRun International Film Festival, April 14 & 19, 2013, Winston-Salem, NC
•    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 5, 2013, Durham, NC
•    Atlanta Film Festival, March 16, 2013, Atlanta, GA
•    Cinequest Film Festival, February 28, March 8 & 9, 2013, San Jose, CA
Curated Screenings
•    Durham Cinematheque– Invited, June 1, 2013, Durham, NC
•    University Film & Video Association Annual Conference, August 1, 2013, Chapman University, Orange CA
•    Award of Merit (1st Place), Faculty Short Documentary, University Film & Video Association Annual Conference, 2013

Producer, Director, Editor, & Cinematographer, “The Bars & Tone Experiment”, experimental shorts series, 2008
Peer-Reviewed Screenings of all or part of the series
•    Indie Grits Film Festival, April 15 & 17, 2010, Columbia, SC
•    The Strange Beauty Film Festival, January 22, 2010, Durham, NC
•    “North Carolina Visions”, independent film series broadcast on statewide public television network
UNC-TV, May 30, 2009
•    Carolina Film & Video Festival, February 25-28, 2009, Greensboro, NC
•    Cucalorus Film Festival, November 11-15, 2008, Wilmington, NC
•    100 Mile Film Series, September 23, 2008, Pittsboro, NC 
•    filmSPARK, September 21, 2008, Raleigh, NC
•    The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, October 23, 2009, St. John’s, Canada
Curated Screening
•    “Wire”, Alicefest Sunday, March 10, 2013
•    Broadcast Educators Association Festival of Media Arts, Third Place,
     Animation/Experimental/Mixed Film, 2009

Producer, Director, Editor, & Cinematographer, “Metacarpus” documentary film, 2006 
Peer-Reviewed Screenings
•    Asheville Film Festival, 2006, Asheville, NC
•    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 2007, Durham, NC
•    River Run Film Festival, April 2007, Winston-Salem, NC
•    Scene First Student Film Festival, June 2007, Wilmington, NC
•    filmSPARK, 2007, Raleigh, NC
•    Flicker Film Festival, 2007, Chapel Hill, NC
•    Carolina Film and Video Festival, 2007, Greensboro, NC
•    The Light Factory’s Regional Filmmakers Showcase, 2007, Charlotte, NC
•    Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series, August 6, 2007, Brooklyn, NY
•    UFVA Conference, August 2007, Denton, TX
•    Sidewalk Film Festival, September 29, 2007, Birmingham, AL
•    Flicker Film Festival, Richmond, VA
•    Hi Mom! Film Festival, September 5-6, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
•    Ava Gardner Film Festival, September 24-27, 2008, Smithfield, NC
•    Flicker Film Festival, New York, NY
Broadcast Screenings
•    “North Carolina Visions”, competitive independent film series broadcast statewide on PBS member station UNC-TV, May 3, 2008 
•    Sugarfix Mix, The People’s Channel, 2008 – Sugarfix Mix is a curated program aired on public access television station The Peoples Channel.  
Curated Screenings
•    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival15th Anniversary Selections April 13, 14, 15, 2012, Durham, NC
•    Celebration of North Carolina Arts at the North Carolina Museum of Art, April 24, 2010, Raleigh, NC
•    Winner, Best Student Film, Asheville Film Festival
•    Winner, Best Experimental Film, Scene First Student Film Festival


CONFERENCE PANELS selected on the basis of an abstract

Panelist, “The Rise of Non-Tenure Track Jobs in Media Production” at the University Film and Video Association Annual Conference, August 3, 2011, Boston, MA

Panelist, “Preproduction for the Classroom: The Role of Course Design in Production Education“ at the University Film and Video Association Annual Conference, August 15, 2008, Colorado Springs, CO

Panelist, “Conducting the Fruitful Documentary Interview” at the University Film and Video Association Annual Conference, August 11, 2007, Denton, TX


Presenter, “Storytelling in Short Documentaries” at University of North Alabama, November 19, 2011, Florence, AL

Presenter, “The Short Documentary” at the Randolph Arts Guild, October 21, 2010, Asheboro, NC

Audio Commentary, “Crowded with Voices” by Anya Belkina, Experimental Short, ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art v.14: Middle East DVD, 2009

Professional Activities

Director, Flicker Film Festival, 2004–2007

Carolina Film & Video Festival, 2010 & 2012
George D. Lindsey UNA Film Festival Screenplay Contest, 2010-2013
FilmSpark 48 Hour Film Challenge, 2010
RiverRun Film Festival, 2009
“North Carolina Visions”, Independent Film Series, 2006

Full Frame Film Festival Selection Committee, 2008-2012
Ms. Film Festival, 2003-2004

Service Activities

Member, University Lyceum Committee, 2010-2013

Director, elondocs & elondocs production program, 2010-present

Organizer, faculty volunteer group for UNC-TV’s annual fundraiser Festival, 2012 & 2013

Elected Member, Curriculum Committee, 2013-Present

Member, Technology Committee, 2010-2013

Assistant Director, elondocs, 2008-2010

Member, Diversity Committee, 2008-2010

Judge, Cinelon Film Festival, 2009, 2010, 2013

Member, Anna Lee Crenshaw Honors Thesis Committee, 2013
“Star Images Of Loretta Lynn And Taylor Swift: A Comparison Of Media Images In Country Music” 

Member, Dan Koehler Honors Thesis Committee, 2012
“The Tobacco king : a documentary film and a comparative study of ethical fieldwork models in documentary and video ethnography”

Member, Amy Reitnouer Honors Thesis Committee, 2009
“Lessons from the Nixon White House” 

Professional Development

Member, University Film and Video Association, 2008-Present

Member, Broadcast Education Association, 2012

Member, New Projects Committee Southern Documentary Fund, 2008-2009

Board Member, Southern Documentary Fund, 2003-2008

Advisory Board Member, Piedmont Community College Film and Video Production Technology Department,


University Film & Video Association, 2012
Winner Award of Merit (1st Place), Faculty Short Documentary, “Taxidermists”

Broadcast Educators Association Festival of Media Arts, 2009
Third Place, Animation/Experimental/Mixed Film, “Bars & Tone Experiment”

Asheville Film Festival, 2006
Winner, Best Student Film, “Metacarpus”

Scene First Student Film Festival, 2006
Winner, Best Experimental Film, “Metacarpus”