Nickolas Gilbert


Building on over twenty years of experience working on network television shows (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Grand Crew) and studio features (Oz the Great & Powerful, Red Dawn), as well as writing, producing and directing independent films (Nailed, Through the Smokescreen), Nickolas Gilbert founded Distortion Field to deliver studio quality productions for independent budgets.

Distortion Field can realize your vision from screenplay to final distribution, or collaborate on any step of the process, including development, screenwriting, pre-production, casting, producing, directing, cinematography, visual effects, editing, color and distribution. We are proficient in emerging technologies such as Generative Artificial Intelligence and its seamless integration into media production. We are also happy to consult on your current productions and to help built your in-house production team and facilities.

Following his passion to mentor the next generation of filmmakers to good story, well told, Nickolas Gilbert has taught filmmaking workshops and college courses at the Studio School in Los Angeles and with the Curacao Film Institute in the Dutch Antilles. He is currently accepting invitations to run creative and technical workshops in filmmaking, as well as keynote speaking. He holds an MFA from Maine Media College and is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild and the Television Academy.

Distortion Field Theory suggests that one can amplify their ability to influence others to believe almost anything is possible through a potent cocktail of allure, magnetism, pacification, charisma, pizzazz, embellishment, persistence, marketing and persistence.

According to the theory, a properly projected field can distort an audience’s perception, negating their innate assessment of difficulty and rendering them to believe that the emanated objective is not only possible, but highly probable.

The concept originates from the Menagerie episode where the Talosians employed a Reality Distortion Field (RDF) to manifested a "new world" of their unique design, through mental power alone.

Steve Jobs was an early adopter.

Contemporary science has proven absolutely that Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower was a vessel for said means.

Nikola Tesla was an earlier adopter.