ABOUT

Shachar Langlev is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened around the country at prestigious venues such as the Sundance Film Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and numerous Oscar-qualifying film festivals. He was director of photography on the feature doc, Alive Inside, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and was released in theaters nation-wide. Other short documentaries Shachar has been commissioned to direct include ones on Elie Wiesel, Bryan Stevenson, and Anthony McGill. Shachar also works extensively with musicians filming music videos (seen on MTV, VH1, BET) as well as live shows. Shachar's narrative feature directorial debut, A SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO LIVING AND DYING is currently making its festival rounds after premiering at the Tallgrass Film Festival. 

Nitzan Mager is a writer, director, and performer. Her most recent project, A SCIENTIST’S GUIDE TO LIVING AND DYING, 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. This feature film premiered at the Tallgrass Film Festival in 2018 where it won the Excellence in the Art of Filmmaking Award. 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, featuring an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Naomi Wolf. As a performer, she most recently appeared in the LaMama dance-theater piece GRAND ROUNDS by Tamar Rogoff.