Nilima completed an MFA in documentary film and video at Stanford University. The films here include her student works, as well as more recent self-directed and client projects. Current, longer movies can be previewed here and here. Nilima also taught documentary film courses at the University of Vermont, more here .
Solid Threads, an original t-shirt brand specializing in vintage-inspired, clever and fun shirts, wanted to apply its aesthetic to support good causes. Splice Cream coined the term "Solidaritees" for the new fun-draising venture, and provided design conceptualization/art direction, descriptive web copy, and NGO partnerships.
With the support of a Fulbright Fellowship, Nilima spent a year in India, filming and teaching at a cross-cultural home/school for 35 children. The Tent Village, along with a feature-length documentary, was developed during that time.
Clothes for those who love VT.
Original, word-play designs that celebrate VT. “Digs” is slang for clothes, and “to dig" is “to love” (or tease, or dig in the dirt, which all fit the humor and nature-loving themes). Design themes include VT beer, farming, Lake Champlain, and more. VT Digs is a Splice Cream Company.
With the support of a Fulbright Fellowship, Nilima spent a year in India, filming and teaching at a cross-cultural home/school for 35 children. Kail Yuga Chants is the feature-length film she shot there, while also co-creating a documentary short.
Nilima has taught documentary courses at The University of Vermont and Community College of VT, as well as the Davis Studio , Burlington’s Sustainability Academy, SLED Summer Camp, and for award-winning film The Tent Village in India.
The shirts on this page were conceptualized, and co art-directed by Splice Cream for Solid Threads.
To see three more designs that are also fundraisers for small organizations, click here.
In a former iteration, we co-created the Reward Volunteers iPhone app and web-widget. Though it has evolved, the slide deck below right shows the original version, and the video to the right demonstrates a more current version of the program.
Along with integrating humor throughout Splice Cream projects, Nilima performs standup comedy and comedic story telling for entertainment, fundraisers, and to promote social causes related to animals, healthcare, and the environment.
Chalo, meaning "let's go" in Hindi is an app-based program to turn excess, detrimental spending into life-saving changes — for both "haves" and "have-nots".
An overview of Nilima Abrams' early attempts at social entrepreneurship, documentary filmmaking and cause-marketing.