God’s 17

Nir Shelter, Tai Scrivener


A mockumentary about a modern-day cult, which satirizes politics, major religions, and activist groups.


God’s 17 satirizes politics, major religions, and activist groups. The web series tells the story of a well-meaning religious community and revolves around the group’s founders; Brother Aaron and Sister Tammy. They’re not the leaders of the religion, however, as the first founding members, most decisions seem to fall to them. …

About Nir Shelter

Nir is a writer/director whose work has featured at film, theater, and writing festivals around the world. He graduated from film school at UTS in Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications specialising in film, cultural studies, and production.

Nir has worked with some of the most experienced directors, actors, and producers in the industry. He learned from their decisions and saw first hand what did and didn’t work on such productions as The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine, The Water Diviner, Gods of Egypt, Top of the Lake, and many more.

Nir has written feature scripts, television pilots, short films, and web-series. He’s directed commercials, short films, stage plays, web-series, corporate videos, moved readings and he’s collaborated with artists on video pieces. He has been given option deals, development funding, and he’s sold series to major territories around the world.

His projects have accumulated over 110 selections, nominations, and awards, and have placed in some the industry’s most highly regarded festivals and contests: Final Draft’s Big Break, The Austin Film Festival, The Page Awards, The Nashville Film Festival, Screencraft, Shore Scripts, The Monte Miller Awards, Die Serial, Roma Web Fest and more.

About Tai Scrivener

Tai is an actor and screenwriter with a professional acting experience spanning the past two decades. Over the last 25 years, he studied acting, screenwriting and has performed in over 40 theatrical productions. Some of his performances were part of the Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals, while others played to sell out seasons at the Belvoir St Theatre.

Some of his local credits are All Saints, Police Rescue, Tricky Business and Big Sky, while his U.S. production credits include Jag, Mission Impossible and Farscape.

Tai gains insights into the inner workings of his characters by involving his acting experience in his writing process. He’s written a number of award winning plays, short films, comedy sketches and web-series. One of the pilots he co-wrote, titled Spies Girls, was nominated for the Monte Miller Award and gave him an invitation to join the Australian Writer’s Guild Pathways Program.

Australian Screenwriter Nir Shelter
Nir Shelter
Australian Screenwriter Tai Scrivener
Tai Scrivener