Films & Videos

Niva’s writing/directing credits include two acclaimed short films (Showtime Networks), a primetime television movie (UPN), a feature documentary (Screen Media Films), several independent music videos, sizzle reels and PSAs. She has also worked as production manager on marketing videos and commercials.

Long Form Directing Reel (short films, TV movie, documentary)

SKID ROW trailer

In Skid Row, a searing documentary feature, former Fugees member Pras Michel lives undercover as a homeless person to expose what it’s like to live in a downtown Los Angeles neighborhood known for its dense homeless population.

Sizzle Reels for Feature Films

Endangered is a feature film based on the true story of a daring animal rescue operation that occurred during the Iranian Revolution (think Argo with endangered biblical deer instead of Americans). Oded Fehr and David Mamet are attached as lead actor and executive producer, respectively.

Fandemonium is a feature documentary about the lifelong – and sometimes eccentric – fans of pop legend Michael Jackson.

Promotional Videos

Promo for the Carey Institute of Global Good’s 2015 High Peaks Music Festival, in association with Yehuda Hanani.

PSA for Regret Free, a campaign to encourage young people to have safe sex.

Promo for Assemblyman Mike Davis’s run for California legislature senate seat, 28th District.

Tiffany: Never Say Never is a short film about a 13 year old girl with Heterodoxy Syndrome, a rare congenital hear condition formerly called blue baby syndrome, and her dreams of meeting Justin Bieber. Produced for Make a Film Foundation, a Vidz for Kidz Starlight Project.

Music Videos 

Sentimentally Yours music video for Kevin Sandbloom (Red Llama Music), featuring Jerusalem Radio-National Radio Host, Keshet producer, model and actress Maya Rubin.

BE music video for Atlanta native Theida Salazar, starring Keith David, Mykelti Williamson and Ernie Hudson.

You Make Me Beautiful music video for Russian-born singer/musician Marina Verenikina (Marina V).