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Born in Hendon north London and raised in the United Kingdom and Canada, Nick Copus is a heralded Director and Supervising Producer, most recently attached to Syfy's critically acclaimed series Alphas.

Nick studied fine art and film Production at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver British Columbia, graduating with honours in 1994, and soon after, began his career directing music videos for Polygram in Hong Kong. In 1996 he returned to England to work for the BBC; directing and shooting several notable documentaries including in-depth films about acclaimed writer Jimmy McGovern, musical icon David Bowie and American legend Isaac Hayes. His time at the BBC culminated in working at BBC Drama, were he directed "East Enders", "Holby City", "Dr Who", the critically acclaimed feature "Thunder Road" and the award winning docudrama 'What If Drugs were legal'.

In 2003 he left the BBC to work with the Oscar winning Darlow Smithson Productions, helping to shape the first season of the massively successful series "I Shouldn't Be Alive", which he wrote, produced and directed. Nick then segued into American episodic television, where he directed "The 4400", "The Dresden Files" and "The Dead Zone". Capitalizing on his early opportunities, in the fall 0f 2006 he directed the Pilot of "Pain Killer Jane" for Sci Fi Channel that went on to a full season order.

Nick returned to the UK in 2009 to direct the acclaimed original miniseries "The Day of the Triffids" for the BBC, starring Dougry Scott, Venessa Redgrave, Jolie Richardson, Brian Coxx, and Eddie Izzard. He also has extensive credits for his original material, most notably the award winning 'The Summit' (Gemini for best miniseries 2010); shot in six countries and staring Bruce Greenwood, Christopher Plummer, James Purefoy and Mia Maestro.

In addition to "Alphas", Nick is regularly directing other hit series such as "Nikita", "Arrow", "Super Natural", and NBC/Bad Robot's latest smash hit "Revolution".




Director

Revolution (TV series)
· S02. Episode 14 (2013)

Arrow (TV series)
· S02. Trust but Verify (2013)

· Supernatural (TV series)
· S08. Citizen Fang (2012)

Nikita (TV series)
· S03. Consequences (2012)
· S02. Shadow Walker (2012)
· S02. Fair Trade (2011)
· S02. 343 Walnut Lane (2011)
· S01. Echoes (2011)
· S01. Rough Trade (2010)

Alphas (TV series)
· S02. Alpha Dogs (2012)
· S02. Alphaville (2012)
· S02. Falling (2012)
· S02. Need to Know (2012)
· S01. Original Sin (2011)
· S01. Anger Management (2011)
 
The Secret Circle (TV series)
· Sacrifice (2012)
 
Alcatraz (TV series)
· The Ames Bros. (2012)
 
Bringing Ashley Home (TV movie) 

Ice (2011)
 
True Tales of Terror (TV series) 2009
 
The Day of the Triffids (TV mini-series)
· Part 2 (2009)
· Part 1 (2009)
 
The Summit (TV mini-series)
· Night Two (2008)
· Night One (2008)
 
The 4400 (TV series)
· Daddy's Little Girl (2007)
· Fear Itself (2007)
· Fifty-Fifty (2006)
· The Home Front (2006)
 
The Dead Zone (TV series) 2007
· Big Top
 
The Dresden Files (TV series)
· Second City

Painkiller Jane (TV series) 2006
· Pilot
 
I Shouldn't Be Alive (TV series documentary)
· Nightmare Canyon (2006)
· Trapped Under a Boulder (2006)
· Swept Away (2005)
 
Death on the Staircase: The Aftermath (TV documentary) 2005
 
Holby City (TV series)
· Be Careful What You Wish For (2005)
· Love and Marriage (2005)
 
If...(TV series)
· If... Drugs Were Legal (2005)
· If... The Generations Fall Out (2004)
 
The First Olympian (TV documentary) 2003
 
Soul Man: Isaac Hayes (TV documentary) (co-director) 2003
 
EastEnders (TV series)
· Episode dated 5 September 2003 (2003)
· Episode dated 4 September 2003 (2003)
· Episode dated 2 September 2003 (2003)
· Episode dated 1 September 2003 (2003)
 
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance (TV documentary) 2002
 
Scar Stories (TV movie) 2002
 
Safe House (TV movie) 2001
 
Thunder Road (TV movie) 2001
 
It's a Girl (TV movie) 2000
 
The Boy in Darkness (TV short) 1997
 



Producer

True Tales of Terror (TV series)
 
I Shouldn't Be Alive (TV series documentary)
· Nightmare Canyon (2006)
· Trapped Under a Boulder (2006)
 
Death on the Staircase: The Aftermath (TV  2005)
 
If... (TV series) (producer - 1
· If... Drugs Were Legal (2005)
 
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance (TV  2002
 
Scar Stories (TV movie) producer
 
Thunder Road (TV movie) producer
 
The Boy in Darkness (TV short)
 
True Tales of Terror (TV series)
 
I Shouldn't Be Alive (TV series documentary)
· Nightmare Canyon (2006)
· Trapped Under a Boulder (2006)
· Swept Away (2005)



Cinematographer
 
If... (TV series)
· If...Drugs Were Legal (2005)
 
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance (TV documentary) (writer) 2003
 
Death on the Staircase: The Aftermath (TV documentary) 2003
 
Soul Man: Isaac Hayes (TV documentary)  2003
 
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance (TV documentary) 1997
 
A Matter of Michael & Emeric (TV documentary) 1997
 
A Life in a Day (short)

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