Peter Nicks is an Emmy Award-winning shooter/director known for his courageous cinéma vérité style. He directed/produced “The Waiting Room,” which was released theatrically in 2012 to critical acclaim and won numerous honors including the Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit award. Mr. Nicks is a 2015 United States Artist Fellow and is currently in the midst of creating a trilogy of immersive films exploring the interconnected narratives of health care, criminal justice and education in Oakland, Calif. The second of those films, focused on the Oakland police, won Mr. Nicks the best director award from the 2017 Sundance film festival. He has a master of journalism degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.