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Motel Pictures Inc. is a North American independent production company that specializes in developing, packaging, and producing inspiring, provocative, commercially-viable content with an original voice. The company is led by Emmy-nominated, Nicole Hilliard-Forde, CSA who brings over 20 years experience in casting for feature films and television to the company.

Nicole is known as a media professional with an eye for the development of new and emerging talent through her previous work as Producer of TIFF Rising Stars – a talent accelerator initiative of the Toronto International Film Festival. Alumnae include Charlie Carrick (Reign), Megan Park (The F Word), Evelyne Brochu (Orphan Black), Johnathan Sousa (Kidnap Capital), Cara Gee (The Expanse), Alexandre Landry (Gabrielle), Julia Sarah Stone (A Worthy Companion), Shannon Kook (The Conjuring), Sophie Desmarais (Sarah Prefers to Run), Aliocha Schneider (Ville Marie), Deragh Campbell (I Used to be Darker), Karelle Tremblay (Les Etres Chers), Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk, Race, Selma), Jared Abrahamson (Travelers), Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief), Somkele Iyaham-Idhalama (93 Days), Grace Glowicki (Her Friend Adam), Mylene McKay (Nelly), and OC Ukeje (The Arbitration).

Our mandate is to increase opportunities for marginalized human beings to see themselves represented on-screen in media and develop compelling stories for audiences.

Nicole is a member of the Casting Society of America and Television Academy of Arts & Sciences and sits on various talent juries.


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