WILD, WHIP-SMART COMEDY meets BOLD, STYLISH STORYTELLING
THEN THEY GO TO COUPLE'S COUNSELING WITH AN ECCENTRIC FEMINIST SOCIOLOGIST.
A biting satire of American gun culture that employs dark comedy and rock music to blistering effect.
The Oscar-qualifying short film, RUN AMOK, won several awards during its 2023 festival run and is now on Vimeo Staff Picks.
Starring: Geneva Carr (BULL, Broadway HAND TO GOD), Brandon Dirden (THE AMERICANS, Broadway TAKE ME OUT), and introducing Alyssa Marvin (Broadway GREY HOUSE, APPROPRIATE), and Zoe Wilson.
The feature screenplay was a quarter-finalist for the Academy Nicholl and Final Draft Big Break prizes, and second round finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab.
The feature is currently in early pre-production, set to shoot in Spring 2024.
staying creative in quarantine.
Quarantine, I Love You took part in the 2021 Beyond Film program at the Sundance Film Festival, with a special capsule collection of episodes.
QILY is a collection of short, interconnected scenes that take place on zoom. Speaking to the moment, in the medium of our times. It has received support the National Endowment for the Arts.
QILY Episodes Star:
Ali Wentworth, Denis O'Hare, Bridget Regan, Maria Dizzia, Daniel Talbott, Ruffin Prentiss, David Rasche, Heather Rasche, Jayne Houdyshell, Michael Chernus, Laura Gomez, Jay O. Sanders, Geneva Carr, Trieste Kelly Dunn, and introducing Injoy Fountain.
A sexually-repressed multilingual translator from New Jersey must save the world (from a group of megalomaniacs plotting a nuclear-fueled global coup) by taking down the earth’s electrical grid using an explosive vagina.
STRANGE LOVE was a finalist in the second round for the 2020 Sundance Screenwriting Lab and the Middlebury Script Lab and was nominated for the 2020 WriteHer list by Marta Kauffman.
The project is currently in development with producers Lela Meadow-Conner and Erica Hart.
Nitzan Bachar "NB" Mager is a Brooklyn-based global citizen who crafts whip-smart, socially conscious comedy.
Her work includes the webseries QUARANTINE, I LOVE YOU featuring Denis O’Hare, Ali Wentworth, Michael Chernus and others; a commissioned short doc on GLORIA STEINEM featuring an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and a newly wrapped short, DIVING IN, starring Maria Dizzia.
She is currently in development on two dark comedies that take on unwieldy issues with panache: RUN AMOK (American gun culture) and STRANGE LOVE (a feminist take on Dr. Strangelove– hello nuclear warfare in the 21st century).
RUN AMOK was a second round finalist for the Sundance Lab and STRANGE LOVE was a second-rounder for the Sundance, Middlebury, and Outfest screenwriting labs, the Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition, and placed in the top 20 percent for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
NB's films have screened in festivals including Palm Springs, Tallgrass, Flickers Rhode Island, Starz Denver, Woods Hole, River Run, Gotham Film Week and have won awards from the National Board of Review and NY Women in Film and Television.
A SCIENTIST’S GUIDE TO LIVING AND DYING, the first feature she wrote and co-created, is a hybrid of fiction and reality where NB followed her own real-life pregnancy on film for 9 months within a fictional story.
NB's short, PERIOD PORTRAIT, a comic and provocative look at women’s reproductive cycles, won awards from the National Board of Review and New York Women in Film and Television, and screened at IFP Filmweek’s NextGenNYC series.
A selection of Nitzan's work