In 2002, Nick shot a portion of the film to attract financing. After unsuccessfully raising the financing for “Field Day”, in 2003, he was hired to direct a music video for B-E-Z Entertainment recording artist Blu Eye. The video would air briefly in the West Coast independent video channels. Shortly after the music video, he went on to write “Scorn”. Again, Nick assembled a small cast and crew, including a gifted Cinematographer, Andrew Carranza, and shot a small portion of the script to help raise financing. In 2004, he and his family, moved to North Carolina, where he took some time off from film to reflect on the future. In early 2008, he wrote the short film “Genesis: Prelude to SYXX”. The story about a disillusioned soldier who completes a covert terrorist plan and risks his love for his wife and country went on to win a Platinum Award from the Nevada Film Festival.