Nitzan Mager

STORY MAKER

Staying creative in quarantine.

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Quarantine, I Love You took part in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Beyond Film program with a special capsule collection of episodes. 

 

The film is currently headed to festivals, if you'd like to request a private screener link, please email.  

Quarantine, I Love You is a collection of short, interconnected conversations that take place on zoom. They explore major events happening on the national stage by zooming into small, personal moments. 

The idea for this project came out of a desire to stay creative in quarantine, and the need for a flexible, malleable film format that could speak to the moment in the medium of our times.

QILY has received support from The Mothership Screenwriting Lab, mama.film, Harvester Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Sundance Sessions stars: Ali Wentworth, Denis O'Hare, Bridget Regan, Maria Dizzia, Daniel Talbott, Ruffin Prentiss, David Rasche, Heather Rasche, and introducing: Injoy Fountain. 

Teasers for Season 1 and Season 2 of Quarantine, I Love You:

Season 1 stars: Jay O. Sanders, Geneva Carr, Ruffin Prentiss, Sarah Steele, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Arietta Austin

WATCH all of SEASON 1 episodes here.

Season 2 stars: Ali Wentworth, Denis O'Hare, Sarah Steele, Jayne Houdyshell, Injoy Fountain, Littles, Michael Chernus, and Laura Gomez. 

WATCH all of SEASON 2 episodes here.

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STRANGE LOVE tells the story of a sexually-repressed multi-lingual translator from New Jersey who must rescue humanity (from a group of international despots seeking world domination) by shutting down the earth’s electrical grid using her 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.

Writer

Director

Nitzan is a Brooklyn-based world traveler and filmmaker who enjoys delving into socially conscious comedy.  After spending some quality time wearing a gas mask in a bomb shelter during the Gulf War at the age of six, she was ferried off to Los Angeles where she synthesized her fascination with geopolitics and her love of Hollywood into a still-active delusion that: yes, movies can make a difference.

 

Nitzan's most recent project has unfolded over the pandemic: QUARANTINE, I LOVE YOU, a collection of short, interconnected conversations that take place on Zoom. Featuring: Ali Wentworth, Denis O'Hare, Sarah Steele, Michael Chernus, Laura Gómez, Jayne Houdyshell, Jay O. Sanders, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Geneva Carr, Ruffin Prentiss, and others. 

 

A SCIENTIST’S GUIDE TO LIVING AND DYING, the first feature she wrote and co-created, is a hybrid of fiction and reality where Nitzan followed her own real-life pregnancy on film for 9 months within the setting of a fictional story. The film premiered at the Tallgrass Film Festival in October 2018 where it won the Excellence in the Art of Filmmaking Award. It has since screened in festivals across the US including at the River Run International Film Festival and Stony Brook International Film Festival. 

Nitzan’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.

 

Nitzan was commissioned to direct a short documentary on GLORIA STEINEM that featured interviews with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Naomi Wolf, and Lisa Kron.

 

Her new project, STRANGE LOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO FUCK THE BOMB was a second round finalist for the 2020 Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Middlebury Screenwriting Lab, and Outfest Screenwriting Lab. 

Nitzan is a proud member of Film Fatales and The Filmmakehers

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