Niclas Gillis - Biography

Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Niclas Gillis started studying film production in night classes at Stockholm University at age fifteen. He enrolled in a full time media high school a year later and soon directed web commercials for a variety of Swedish companies. He spent his summer break in 2007 working as a trailer producer for European television at Viasat in London, England, and had his first starring role as an actor in The Ape, directed by Jesper Ganslandt (official selection of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals) the following year.

Since moving to New York at nineteen, Gillis continued his studies in night classes at New York University and Michael Howard Studios. He directed video content for companies like the New York Times, The Line Hotel, and Native Son, the last of which was compared to Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema by New York Magazine. He is a contributing writer on film for The Last Magazine, and a story analyst for Universal Pictures International.

Gillis is represented by Untitled Entertainment.