- Films often set in Arkansas his home state
- Frequently casts 迈克尔·珊农
- His films are frequently set in the Southern United States
- Brother of Ben Nichols, lead singer of the band Lucero that contributed music for Jeff's debut feature, 猎枪往事 (2007).
- The lead female character in Nichols' "Mud" is named "Juniper". This is also the title of a song written by his brother Ben's band, Lucero. The song appears on their "Women and Work" LP.