Talent Guide

Nadia Szold

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2016, Grants and Awards 2016


After reading Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Nadia Szold formed a theatre troupe at the age of 17, calling it Cojones Company. Fourteen plays later, she founded Cinema Imperfecta out of her apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn. “Hope & Anchor,” “Thievery,” “The Persian Love Cake” and “Some Kinda Fuckery” were the first short films produced and directed under its banner over a couple years spent between Paris and New York. During that time she also worked for Robin O’Hara and Scott Macaulay of Forensic Films. Her award winning first feature, Joy de V. starring Evan Louison, Josephine de La Baume and Claudia Cardinale, premiered at Slamdance in 2013 to critical acclaim and a nod from the Jury. Her follow up feature, Mariah, starring Dakota Goldhor and once again Mr. Louison was shot in Mexico during the recent rise of vigilante groups reclaiming regions previously controlled by the cartels.

A Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow, Szold is currently working on Larry Flynt for President an archival investigation into the nature of satire through the words and actions of one of America’s most misunderstood radicals.

Current Project

Larry Flynt for President (Documentary Feature)


In 1983, battle wounded from an assassination attempt on his life, Larry Flynt re-emerges with a vengeance and announces his run for President from his golden wheel chair.