Nicholas Louvel, whose latest film, “The Uncondemned,” was set to have its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, passed away early this morning in a single-car accident in East Hampton. The 34-year old New Yorker was a director, producer and editor. His work in the film business included projects as varied as “Domino One,” “Bridge” and “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
The official statement from the festival reads, “The family at the Hamptons International Film Festival is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Nick Louvel. His passion and filmmaking will be truly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this tragic time.”
“The Uncondemned” documents the groundbreaking 1997 fight for the first conviction of rape as a war crime in Rwanda and was co-directed by Louvel and Michele Mitchell.