Matt Houghton Joins Nice Shirt


19 February 2020

We at Nice Shirt Films are delighted to welcome Matt Houghton to our directors’ roster.

Matt is a prolific, multi award-winning filmmaker who crafts intimate human stories. His films often stand astride the line between fact and fiction. He has an eye that spots beautiful and poignant in the everyday and seemingly ordinary.

Matt arrives at Nice Shirt with a commercial reel containing  many famous brands, including Google, Volkswagen, Strongbow, Toyota, Smart Car, Axe, Red Bull, Camelot, Save The Children, Nikon and The Guardian.

His short film Landline  – relating the real stories told to a help line set up to support gay farmers – deservedly won the 2018 Grierson Award for Best Documentary Short and a VIMEO Best of The Year 2019 Nomination. Landline was selected as part of the British Council/BFI’s #FiveFilms4Freedom campaign where it was watched over 450,000 times in 12 days, also won the HBO Short Documentary Award.

Welcome to Nice Shirt,
Louis Hollis


12 February 2020

We at Nice Shirt are very pleased to announce the arrival of Louis Hollis to our directors’ roster.

Richard Martin NSF EP and MD says:

“I don’t think I’ve ever been as gripped by a new director’s reel as I was by Louis’s. His documentary instincts are superb – he can smell a story a mile away and knows exactly how to keep out of the way just enough to let it unfold. His career trajectory since graduating has been meteoric – he’s already shot for us on five different continents and looks set to book a major feature length documentary that is going to be sensational.”

Such is Louis commitment to documentary making (even at family events) is that his mum calls him ‘The invisible man’. For an observational filmmaker that’s actually a pretty good compliment. We think…..

Louis comes to Nice Shirt with commercial work for Land Rover, Tesla, a BBC 3 commissioned documentary and has just returned from a 6 week, 5 continent, worldwide shoot for a project documenting the global fight against HIV.

Louis is also an accredited press ITV and BBC cameraman and seems to spend a lot of time in places that involve him trying not get shot at.

When we asked Louis what his aims are, he said; “god only knows what’s going to happen to this planet in my lifetime, but I think my underlying instinct is to want to be out there seeing it with a camera in my hands”. Our kind of human.

MSC by Stuart Douglas


23 January 2020

Stuart Douglas latest film for MSC cruise ships is a thing of tranquil beauty. The film blows away the old-fashioned image of cruises for ever. As usual Stuart elevates the seemingly ordinary into another realm of poetic beauty, evoking emotion and delighting the viewer (and the client too).

NHS “Pass It On”
by Jesper Ericstam


20 December 2019

We’ve all got to go sometime, and when we do, why not pass on the good bits that remain?

Everyday someone dies in need of an organ transplant.  So, from next spring the law around organ donations in England is changing – to enable more people to pass on their organs, to save more lives. This means that unless people choose to opt out (or are in an excluded group), they will be considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

Nice Shirt director Jesper Ericstam worked with Pablo London to develop the idea, and generously agreed to offer his services for free, as did all the key crew, in order to make the most of the available budget. We were overwhelmed by the readiness of people to help us to help the NHS. The result is this lovely, dreamy, sad but ultimately uplifting film.