Night Witches

Nic Yulo, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2018, Screenwriting Award, Columbia University 

Project Type: TV Pilot 

Genre: Historical Drama 

Length: 61 Pages 

Field of Science: Engineering, Anthropology 

Stage: Development 


When Germany betrays their Russian armistice and all men are fighting at the front, a team of civilian female fighter pilots must defend their home against the invading Nazi forces. Led by an army commander gone rogue, a courageous newcomer with a mysterious past, and a brilliant engineer smuggling university resources, an outnumbered group of teenage girls are caught in the epic backdrop of history unfolding. They must learn to fly highly flammable crop-duster planes, inspire fear in their better-armed enemies, and create an unforgettable legend. Based on the historically true, but little known, WWII Night Bomber Aviation Regiment that rose to the occasion.