Nicolas de Ocampo, or better known as Nick, was born in 1959 in Mina, Iloilo. He became prominent because of his trilogy that described the dictatorial regime during the reign of the Marcoses up to the EDSA revolt. He started the trilogy with the film Oliver in 1983, followed by Children of the Regime in 1985 and Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song in 1987. Brussels (Belgium) Film Festival granted him the Jacques Brel Award for the three-part film and he received a medal of honor as well.
His works were recognized internationally and won him multiple grand awards. Legacy of Violence, a postlude about the after-events of the EDSA revolution was picked by the 12th International Super 8 and video festival in Brussels as best documentary for 1990. The third part of his trilogy also bagged grand prize in Belgium and was even played in Hong Kong, San Francisco, and London. His excellence in the film industry also gave him the chance to become a juror in 4 film festivals outside the country.
Given all the great achievements, Nick was included among the Ten Outstanding Young Men of 1992 for cinema and received Film Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award on the same year.