Nicole Kassell is an award-winning film and television director based in New York City. She received a BA from Columbia University in Art History and an MFA from NYU's Film Program, and her first feature film "The Woodsman" premiered in competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.  Kassell also directs episodic television, including acclaimed series “The Leftovers,” "The Killing," "The Americans," "The Following" & "Rectify." In January 2020, Kassell won the Directors Guild of America Award for Dramatic Series for directing the Watchmen episode "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice".