Nick Paley is a writer, editor and director based in Los Angeles. He has directed for Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated feature film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On with Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, which was released by A24. The film stars Slate, Isabella Rossellini and Rosa Salazar. Paley is currently writing a new TV show he sold to Hulu, called Phony.
Paley's short films and documentaries have played festivals worldwide, including Andy and Zach, which premiered at Sundance and was named the festival's ‘Best of the Best’ by indieWIRE. The episode of Broad City he directed was named as one of 2019's Best Ten Best Episodes of TV by The Hollywood Reporter.
As an editor and producer, Paley has been nominated for two Emmys, a Film Independent Spirit Award and won an American Cinema Editors award. He has screened his work at Telluride, TIFF and Cannes, most recently with the film David, a short by Zach Woods, starring Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper and Fred Hechinger.
Paley and Fleischer Camp direct commercials under their banner Sunbeam Film and Television.