about Nica

Nica Flores

Nica is the comedic alter ego of filmmaker Ms. Hernandez. After graduating from UCLA, Hernandez wrote and directed two short films, The Slap and Baby Fat. Both films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The Slap went onto play at the Cannes Film Festival, was sold to Canal Plus for theatrical release in France and aired on television in eighteen other countries, including on the Sundance Channel. Her first directorial feature debut, Men Cry Bullets, won Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest, Best American Film at the Avignon Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. 

Hernandez directed two documentaries Dial T for Torment for Comedy Central featuring Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel and Kevin Nealon, and another, The Chicano Collection, for actor and comedian Cheech Marin. The Chicano Collection, played at LACMA, and other museums and galleries in the U.S., and continues to screen annually in schools during Latino Heritage Month. She directed and produced the music video, Pretty Smile, for Sangie Davis, Jamaican singer and songwriter for Bob Marley. As a producer, Hernandez produced Gerhard Reinke’s Wanderlust segment for the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and the independent feature film, The Last Man, released by Lion’s Gate.

As a writer, she wrote for the Andy Milinokis Show for Comedy Central. Her screenplay, Peppermint Clouds, was selected for at the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, and was an IFP Independent Filmmaker Narrative Screenplay Finalist. Since her last films, Hernandez has had two children and started a production company, Productive Playhouse.

Currently, Hernandez is doing stand-up comedy at The Comedy Store as “Nica” her comedic alter ego and has a weekly podcast and YouTube show called The Sauna Interviews: Sweating Out The Truth with Nica.

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“The Sauna Interviews” is the brainchild of Nica who decided, after spending too much time in her sauna, to start inviting some of her eccentric friends in to join her for a sweat lodge-style exploration of truth and life.

The Sauna Interviews with Nica