Nir Shelter

Short film

After a Palestinian wearing a coat boards an Israeli bus, an IDF soldier must choose between a risk to the lives of the other passengers and a potentially innocent man.


On a sweltering hot day in Israel, Ari (an IDF soldier) finds Rachel, her girlfriend, waiting for her at a bus stop on her way back home from her army base. Rachel, a social media queen, documents their trip with live video streams, status updates, and frequent Instagram posts. Part …

About Nir Shelter

Nir is a writer/director whose work has featured at film, theatre, and writing festivals around the world. He graduated from film school at UTS in Sydney Australia 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 scripts and web-series. He’s directed commercials, short films, corporate videos, stage plays, web-series, moved readings and he’s collaborated with artists on video pieces. Over the years, he has been offered an option deal by Route One Entertainment (LA-based finance company), been given development funding from Scripted Ink., and has had script requests from Universal Pictures. He also sold the broadcast rights to the Latin American territories for a digital series he directed and co-wrote.

His projects have accumulated over 110 selections, nominations, and awards, with placements 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 (in two consecutive years) and more.

Australian Screenwriter Nir Shelter
Nir Shelter