NIKI SHARIRLI, WRITER
Sloan Grant Won:
2017, Screenwriting, American Film Institute
Project Type: Feature
Genre: Historical Drama
Length: 88 pages
Field of Science: Biology, Genetics
During the Siege of Leningrad, Nikolay Vavilov and his team of Russian scientists guard the world’s largest seed depository, protecting the seeds from weather, Nazis, and each other. Inspired by true events.
Niki Sharirli is from Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a graduate of the American Film Institute and the University of Illinois College of Law. He was also a professional poker player.