Nina of the Woods - Live Q&A



Home Viewing Wed, May 20, 2020 8:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE EVENT
Film Info
Is Q&A:True
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Runtime:30 min


Wednesday, May 20 at 8:30pm: Join MSPIFF and Nina of the Woods director Charlie Griak for a live Q&A and conversation about the film and to take your questions.

Register for the Free Zoom Q&A

Director Biography

Charlie Griak

Born in Minneapolis, Charlie Griak has worked for the last ten years as a director, writer, storyboard artist, animator, and illustrator working with Microsoft, Target, American Express, and National Geographic. He is the director of the short film “Fever” (2005), and the feature film The Center (2015), which was executive produced by Jonathan Demme. Nina of the Woods (2020) is his most recent film.

About the film


Nina is an aspiring actress from a small, rural town. Hired to give some authenticity to a reality show tailing Bigfoot near her home town, Nina is excited--as any actor would be--to work on a larger stage. But the forest has some secrets of its own, pushing Nina and her crew to confront larger realities in this haunting and ruminative feature.

For the forest is ancient, and possesses a power that overwhelms the young crew’s modern sensibilities. Things that were deemed fake seem real, what should be rudimentary becomes profound and confusing. Soon everyone is questioning not only the work they were hired to do, but the very nature of life itself. A beautiful and stirring work of imagination, Nina of the Woods, is at once a sci-fi thriller and philosophical cinematic experience.