Nolan Flavin was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Fenton on a farm with their mom and brother. When Flavin was six years old, their family moved to Manchester, a suburb of St. Louis, where they were homeschooled until college. Nolan did lots of volunteer work throughout high school, including tutoring special needs children at a school downtown. At 18, Nolan came out as bisexual and abandoned their religion. Flavin considers this their intellectual awakening. Nolan first began college at University of Colorado Boulder where they studied literature for two years until transferring to Columbia College Chicago in spring of 2019 to study film. At Columbia College Nolan is the vice president of The Art House, a film organization dedicated to screening experimental, foreign, and art house cinema, followed by discussions. Nolan also takes part in the Literary Buffs and was briefly involved with Columbia Voter Geniuses before ceased meeting due to COVID-19. Outside of class, Nolan does lots of writing and film making and is currently working on both during their self-quarantine. Flavin is expected to graduate from Columbia College Chicago in Fall of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Film (Directing) and Literature.
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Walker, Quinton, "Interview with Nolan Flavin" (2020). Capturing Quarantine Oral Histories. 19.