Nitzan Mager
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Nitzan is a Brooklyn-based global citizen who crafts whip-smart, socially conscious comedy.

​Her work includes the webseries QUARANTINE, I LOVE YOU, which took part in the 2021 Sundance Beyond Film program and stars Denis O’Hare, Ali Wentworth, Michael Chernus and others; a commissioned short doc on GLORIA STEINEM featuring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and a newly wrapped short, DIVING IN, starring Maria Dizzia.

​She is currently in development on two projects that take on unwieldy social issues with panache: RUN AMOK (American gun culture) and STRANGE LOVE (a feminist take on the nuclear Dr. Strangelove).

​RUN AMOK was a second round finalist for the 2023 Sundance Lab and is in development with Julie Christeas at Tandem Pictures and Lela Meadow-Conner at mamafilm.
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.

​Nitzan's films have screened in festivals including Palm Springs, Tallgrass, Rhode Island, Starz Denver, Woods Hole, River Run, Gotham Film Week and have won awards from the National Board of Review and NYWFT.

  • Run Amok teaser

    Nitzan recently directed a short film as a proof-of-concept for the feature, RUN AMOK. The above is a short snippet.