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Paul Nicholls


Paul Nicholls makes his Royal Opera House debut in the 2019/20 Season as animation designer for Aisha and Abhaya, a co-production between The Royal Ballet and Rambert.

Paul is a creative director and co-founder of Factory Fifteen. He studied a Masters in architecture at UCL, specialising in film making. His artistic work has been exhibited worldwide, and he has directed content for clients including Adjaye, Populous, Foster + Partners, Fifa, Samsung, Formula 1, Woolmark, The History Channel and Ninja Tune. Paul’s work at Factory Fifteen focusses on large scale film content and immersive technologies. He was included in the 2015 Saatchi and Saatchi new directors showcase at Cannes Lions.