A Tragic Loss for All: Nick Louvel Gone Too Soon

Early Thursday morning, we learned that our co-director and beloved friend Nick Louvel died in a car accident in the early hours of September 24. Nick had traveled to Long Island on Wednesday afternoon to hand deliver our film to the Hamptons International Film Festival. He wanted to hand over the film personally, so that he could enjoy the satisfaction of his and Michele's amazing accomplishment.

Nick loved making the “The Uncondemned” more than anything and losing him has left us devastated. “The Uncondemned” is the centerpiece of Nick’s life’s work and we will complete the project the way he would have wanted us to, and bring this vital story to as many people around the world as possible.

Today we mourn Nick from Italy, Haiti, the UK, Rwanda, Napa Valley, Texas, New York and in so many hearts around the world. The loss of his spirit and presence is profound and we will do everything we can to bring his work to widest possible audience. We always knew that we had to make this film for the women who risked everything and lost so much on the road to justice. Today we add to that the great honor of making this film known around the world for Nick. The community of people whose lives have been touched and changed by Nick Louvel will only continue to grow.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us and please continue to hold Nick’s family in your thoughts.

From the Film at 11 team,

Michele, Ed, Melinda and Pete

Nick Louvel and Michele Mitchell in Kigali, Rwanda in May 2014.

Nick Louvel and Ed Head at the Bujumbura Airport, Burundi, in June 2015.

Pete Rose, Melinda Miles and Nick Louvel at the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards.