Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed
Nichelle plays the girlfriend of a solder in the film, Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed. Speaking of her role in the film, she said, “As soon as I read the script, I was immediately thrilled to be a part of it. It’s a beautiful, honest story with beautiful characters. I got to help tell a story that really mattered.”
During World War II, the 517th Parachute Regiment Combat Team fought ninety-four consecutive days on the front lines of France without relief. This film is dedicated to them.
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed will be released August, 2012.
Nichelle appears as Elena in Archangel Alpha, written and directed by Aaron Martin.
In the shadow of an imminent ice age, Elena’s nation of Praetoria is locked in a decade-long war with the Socialist Republics Directorate (SRED). On the surface, it is a war for dwindling resources, but in reality it is a life and death struggle for survival. Elena encounters Alexandra, the SRED ace of aces, first in the skies above her homeland and then again during a chance meeting in civilian life. Elena’s friend and mentor, Grigori, cautions against getting involved with her. Bryn, Alex’s wingman and confidante, advises the same. However, Elena and Alexandra are drawn together by a singular event and start an ill-fated relationship. Try as they might, the four friends find themselves drawn into a tangle of intrigue, betrayal and heartbreak as nationalistic pride and religious fanaticism set their worlds on a spiraling path to destruction.
When asked about her character, Nichelle said, “I simply love Elena. I have studied and studied to discover who she would be and have found a deep connection with her. I just love her. I love the story, as well. It’s one I’m truly excited to be a part of.”
Nichelle Aiden appears as the nurse in the short film, Unwind, soon to be finished. It is based on the book, Unwind, written by Neal Shusterman.
In the United States, somewhere in the near future, a civil war, known as the Heartland War, is fought over abortion. As a compromise, a law is passed allowing parents to sign an order for their children between the ages of 13 and 18 to be unwound—taken to “harvest camps” to have their body parts harvested for later use. Reasoning was that they did not technically “die,” because their individual body parts lived on.
Regarding her role in the short film, Nichelle said, “I read the book right after I was asked by John Lyde, the director, to be a part of it. It’s one intense story. I really had to think of ways to connect with and like the character, as playing a nurse who was essentially murdering a little girl wasn’t someone I liked very much. And what a fun experience it turned out to be!”
Nichelle is currently editing and polishing a full length screenplay she wrote, titled Raze. Speaking of her script, she remarked, “I’m in love with it. I feel in my gut I really need to pursue this, and have had many positive reactions from people when I pitched my logline to them or told them about the story. I’m excited to see what comes of it!”