Harley Wallen's "Finding Nicole" Has Huge Success in Film Festivals

With a great ensemble cast around lead Kaiti Wallen (Beneath Us All) as Nicole Beverly, including Sean Whalen (Twister), Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop), Shawntay Dalon (Detroiters), Mari G. (Tale of Tails), Blanca Blanco (Betrayed), Debra Lamb (Showdown in Yesteryear) and Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), it’s not hard to know why there is such a buzz for this film’s release.

Finding Nicole was co-produced by Painted Creek Productions and Levl Studio with founders Harley Wallen, who also directs the film, and Howard Gibson. The producers of the film include Gibson, Nicole Beverly, Joe Williamson, Jamie Nicole, Jeff Berry, and attorney Bill Dobreff.

“It’s been a long road getting here!” said Wallen. “I remember when this journey started many years ago… Now we are there.”  It’s been a long road indeed as Nicole Beverly, writer Geoffrey Calhoun, and director Harley Wallen hammered out the screenplay together, based on the book Nicole wrote with the same title.  And funny enough, none of them knew of the other one's personal experience with domestic violence before their journey began. “I think we were all a bit taken aback, but knowing the statistics, sadly most people have either directly or indirectly had their run-in with domestic violence!” said Wallen.

The film has seen early success on the festival circuit, hitting its stride with wins at LaFemme, London Movie Awards and Top Indie Awards.

"Finding Nicole is riveting entertainment, showcasing raw talent and cinematic flair. The film is a testament to filmmaker Harley Wallen's expertise in engaging the audience, reminiscent of classical storytellers," said producer Gibson.

Distribution isn’t yet announced, but the film is expected to release later this year.

Joe Williamson
The Williamson Management