The night witch 

Animated Documentary Short  |  4 min  |  Director & Co-Writer  |  2013 

This short film animated by the talented Dustin Grella and written with Dan Kitrosser, explores the life of Nadezhda Popova, known as Nadia, who became a World War II hero as part of a Soviet all-female bombing regiment. First published as a collaboration between The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Op-Docs Series, this short has gone on to play at (and win) international festivals. It also screened for 10 weeks at the IFC Center in 2014.


2014 Dok Leipzig
2015 Docudays, Ukraine
2015 Ambulante California (Opening Night Film)
2015 Austin Polish International Film Festival (Winner Short Film Competition)
2015 Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015 Anima Syros, Greece
2015 Alice Fest
2015 Laughlin International Film Festival
2016 Meredith College Documentary Film Festival
2016 Jaipur International Film Festival
2016 Durango Film Festival
2016 Green Bay Film Festival
2016 Bay Street Film Festival
2016 Underexposed Film Festival
2016 International Festival of Animation Art "Multivision", St. Petersburg, Russia