Nicholas Shumaker was born in Detroit, MI, attended Georgetown University, and spent three years working as a documentary producer and journalist in Cuba before having his residency revoked in September 2005.
In 2004 Shumaker co-produced the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas.. He has also produced a multiple ocumentaries, including HBO’s Me@ the Zoo; and Alex Mar’s American Mystic; and Mike Cahill. Films that Shumaker has assisted in the production of include Cold In July, Blue Ruin, We Are What We Are, Compliance, Short Term 12, V/H/S 2, and Still Alice.
He lives in New York City where he works for Severance Pictures and is working on a book about his time in Cuba.