BEHIND THE BELLS
Merry Monday Everyone! I’m Robert Nicholas, the host of Behind the Bells and I’ve always had two passions in my life; movies and Christmas. I put the two together because I’ve always wanted to know the who, what, where, when and why of how they eventually came to be the classics of today.
I grew up in Murrieta/Temecula of Southern California where I’ve always dreamed of white Christmases. The ones with tree tops glistening, children listening and sleigh bells… in the dirt because snow is a little hard to come by in our region. When I wasn’t rewatching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Santa Clause, Elf, Home Alone or countless other holiday specials, I was studying many of my favorite non-Christmas movies like Back to the Future, Fantasia, Ghostbusters, Citizen Kane, and whatever kept my eyes on the silver screen.
I would graduate from UC Irvine in 2011 with a B.A. in Film and Media Studies. It was here where along with writing and directing a variety of short films including Part with Me, Brainwave, The Infinite 9th and Professor !mpulse in Tonight He Strikes, I took my study on holiday films further.
After working in the Film Industry for over a decade from Disney to the Environmental Media Association, I took a break to do Social Media Management full time. I now own my own company, Top of the World Social Media that specializes in social media marketing for small businesses.
When the Covid-19 Pandemic hit in 2020, I decided to spread a little extra joy that year by launching the Behind the Bells Podcast with The Santa Clause being the first film I’d cover.
Since then, I’ve continued to produce a variety of episodes and want to publish future novels I’ve already written.