Kristina Nikolova
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Born in communist Bulgaria, Kristina grew up in a family of cinematographers. At 18 Kristina left her country to study economics at the University of Chicago but ended up getting a BA in film theory. At age 20 she shot her first feature. Back in Bulgaria, Kristina shot 3 features, one -- an award-winning documentary for well-known Bulgarian director for which they had to live for months in drug communes in the mountains. In fall 2007 she started the NYU Graduate Tisch Film program where she directed 5 and shot 14 award-winning shorts (The Visitors showed in Sundance 2010). Kristina’s first directorial feature Faith, Love and Whiskey premiered in Slamdance 2012 and went on to win many awards. She shot and produced her husband and collaborator’s first directorial feature Touched with Fire (starring Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby), which premiered in SXSW 2015 and was acquired by Roadside Attractions for theatrical distribution. Kristina and Paul live and work in New York with their 2 children.

  • Faith Love and Whiskey (Trailer)