Nia DaCosta is a writer/director from New York City. Her debut feature film, Little Woods, is a complex family drama that made it's world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. It won the Nora Ephron Award for 'spirited and bold' storytelling. Her script for Little Woods was one of the 12 projects chosen for the 2015 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs. Her filmmaking has also received support from New York Film Festival, San Francisco Film Society, and the Time Warner Foundation.
DaCoast attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in part because Martin Scorsese was an alumnus. Later, she worked as a TV production assistant, which would place her on sets with Scorsese, as well as other major filmmakers such as Steve McQueen and Steven Soderbergh.
She has been tapped to helm Candyman, a new retelling of the classic horror pic with Jordan Peele producing.