Pyotr Magnus Nedov

Pyotr Magnus Nedov, born 1982 in Chisinau, Soviet Union (now the Republic of Moldova). At the age of twelve, he moved to Bucharest, then to Vienna. He studied Celtic Studies, Romance Studies, Translation Studies, Film Studies and Film Directing at the University of Vienna, SAE Vienna, the Sorbonne in Paris, the RGGU Moscow, the Université de Montréal and postgraduate film directing studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with Didi Danquart, Peter F. Bringmann and Frank Döhmann. Master classes in staging, screenwriting, documentary and feature film directing with Slawomir Idziak, Timur Bekmembetov, Goran Devic and Boris Mitic, among others. Doctorate in philosophy at the University of Vienna with a film studies thesis on Pierre Falardeau.
Research stays at the National Film Board of Canada and at the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montréal, as well as additional activities as an archaeologist (Schwarzenbach, Hüttenberg, Archaeological Zone Cologne), translator and interpreter in Austria and Germany. Author of numerous short stories, novels and short films.

Nedov’s black comedy about the unlucky Latvian money collector Yaroslav Baturov “Kosherland” was shown at over 40 film festivals worldwide, won several awards (including a nomination for the FIRST STEPS Award from the German Film Academy, Max Öphul’s Short Film Award, Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award) and was bought by WDR.
His monograph on national identities in French Canadian cinema was honoured by the Québec government and is published by Michel Brûlé in Montréal.

Nedov’s novel “Zuckerleben”, the incredible story of the Moldavian sugar factory of Donduseni, was published by DuMont. Together with Robert Stadlober, he made the audio book version of “Zuckerleben”, which was produced by Hörbuch Hamburg, critically acclaimed and broadcast on NDR and WDR.
Nedov is currently working on another novel and several fictional feature films in Vienna and Berlin, which are supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Witcraft Szenario and the Drehbuchforum Wien, among others.