PETER NICKS’ latest feature documentary The Waiting Room, which chronicles a day-in-the-life of an Oakland, CA hospital waiting room, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim, being named by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle as the best documentary of 2012 and shortlisted for an Academy Award. The Washington Post named The Waiting Room one of the “ten best films of 2012” and the film garnered numerous accolades including the Stella Artois Truer The Fiction filmmaking grant, Gotham IFP and Independent Spirit Award nominations for best documentary and a Cinema Eye nomination for best debut feature. Prior to his recent work in film, Nicks directed numerous projects for television. In 2006 He earned an Emmy Award for Blame Somebody Else, which explored human trafficking during the Iraq War. Nicks is now developing a film about the Oakland Police Department, the second of a trilogy of character-driven films exploring health care, criminal justice and education in Oakland, CA.