Nicholas Ma is a writer, director, and producer based in New York City. He received the Independent Spirit Award and Producers Guild Award for WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? a documentary on Fred Rogers, which he produced. His most recent film SUITE NO. 1, PRELUDE, which he directed, played at festivals around the country, including the 2019 New York Film Festival. MABEL, his most recent feature script written in collaboration with Joy Goodwin, was awarded the Sloan Prize. He is currently in development on two other documentary projects around science and diplomacy. Prior to entering the world of film, he began his career McKinsey & Company in New York and Shanghai and led global economic policy for then-Senator John Kerry on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a graduate of Harvard College.