Robert Nichol is an award-winning director and cinematographer.
In 1973, Nichol was invited to take part in an educational program on Immanuel Velikovsky, directed by Bill Mason, a National Film Board of Canada (NFBC) filmmaker. After reconsideration by the film's producer the film was canceled by the NFB, and film was never produced. although Nichol interviewed Velikovsky on July 31, 1976. A partial transcript of the film was published by The Velikovskian in 1994. Other participants in the programme include Irving Wolfe, Lynn E. Rose, and Lewis Greenberg.