We are looking into the life of producer Nadia Voukitchevitch, a New Yorker who is paving her way in the film industry.
She's a producer, writer and director. Voukitchevitch was born in New York City, earned her BA at Sarah Lawrence College and has been living in Los Angeles for almost 18 years. Nadia also has a Masters in Human Development with a concentration in Leadership in Education and Human Services from Pacific Oaks College. While at Sarah Lawrence, Nadia was elected Sophomore Class President and as a member of the Student Senate brought about change on campus particularly affecting students of color. Nadia directed several short films and documentaries, one called “Color & Differences @ SLC” about the experiences of students and professors of color on campus that caused some controversy. She also directed “Foreign Women Living in Russia” when she took her Junior year abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, which lead her to become a finalist for Documentary by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1998. When living in Russia, she was asked to play a small role in the film “Brother”, directed by Alexei Balabanov and starring Sergei Bodrov Jr., which received a Special Nomination at Cannes in 1997 and won numerous awards including Best Feature Film at the Brussels International Film Festival.
She directed, produced, wrote and edited a short film: “Behind Closed Doors”, and directed documentary Esperanza Community Housing Corp and PSAs for CHIRLA, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, who awarded her a certificate of recognition.
Nadia produced a short comedy, Ending Up, directed by Paige Morrow Kimball, starring Jenica Bergere and Matt Letscher, that won many awards at film festivals, including the Comedy Block Audience Award at the San Jose Short Film Festival.
Nadia's passion for social justice and love for public service led her to raise funds for many non-profits. After sending her 287-page thesis on US Public School Education Reform to the White House, she received a letter from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden acknowledging how critical education is to the long-term success of our Nation. She is also writing her memoir, and is developing a script, a period piece on her paternal ancestors and how they came to survive the Russian Revolution and WWI and migrated to the US on the brink of WWII while being torpedoed by a nazi submarine.
Nadia ran the 5k in the Pasadena Triathlon and a 5k for BrittaCares: helping children survive cancer; her last Honolulu Marathon raised 8 million for APLA and the fight against AIDS. She is also the proud Mom to her 13-year-old son, who recently won a Grammy with the National Children’s Chorus, and their dogs Estrella and a rescue puppy Fearless. Nadia recently married her partner of 8 years, Director, Editor, Producer and VFX Supervisor, and Founder of VFXLA, Robb Hart.
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