Former Somerset House Studios resident

Nick Abrahams

Somerset House Studios
New Wing
Nick Abrahams, director
Nick Abrahams, director

Nick Abrahams is a filmmaker who has collaborated with many musicians, including Icelandic rockers Sigur Ros on several occasions, notably with his short film ’Ekki Mukk’, winner of the British Council Best UK Short Film. Shirley Collins has been his latest muse, leading to the ‘Death and the Lady’ clip and creating the stage visuals for her ‘Lodestar’ tour. He has collaborated with Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller on a variety of projects including  ‘The Bruce Lacey Experience’ and ‘Our Hobby is Depeche Mode’, both feature length films, which have been exhibited extensively around the world. Over the years he has made pop videos for bands as diverse as Huggy Bear, Stereolab, Cornershop, Leftfield, the Manic Street Preachers and Add (n) to X. He sometimes exhibits artworks in galleries. He is currently trying to write his first feature film. He is doing this very, very slowly. 

Shirley Collins - Death And The Lady (Official Video)

Whilst in residence, Nick will be working on a new documentary project, as well as finishing his long delayed first feature film script, the title of which keeps changing.

Still from 'Our Hobby is Depeche Mode', co-directed with Jeremy Deller

'(Nick Abrahams) is in a long tradition of eccentric English Romanticism, finding objects of wonder in overlooked, everyday corners.'

Skye Sherwin, the Guardian
Shirley Collins 'Lodestar' liveshow, photo by Toby Amies
Shirley Collins 'Lodestar' liveshow, photo by Toby Amies