Nicholas Schrunk is an award-winning feature film and commercial director focusing on action and adventure storytelling. It’s through a combination of breathtaking visuals and an unconventional observational filming style that he tells stories. Utilizing his diverse background, he combines his reason-driven science education with traditional visual design principals. The result is an awe-inspiring collection of work that illustrates stories that are both visually and emotionally moving.
He most recently directed the award-winning feature documentary, Blood Road, which follows professional athlete Rebecca Rusch’s journey on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of the place where her father was shot down during the Vietnam War. Blood Road won best of festival awards at the BANFF, Bentonville, Sun Valley & Kendal Film Festivals. It's been praised by reviews from the LA Times, Huffington Post, Access Hollywood, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, & The Young Folks among numerous other outlets.
As the creative director at Red Bull, Schrunk uses his passion for film to develop, direct and produce stories across their commercials and feature films. He won the 2014 Webby award for best online sports content for his skateboard film “Perspective” and premiered the film “On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter” at the prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival. He's also directed stories for Audi, Nike, Under Armour, GoPro, Garmin, Oakley, and NBC.