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David Bezmozgis

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B: in Riga, Latvia

Born in Riga, Latvia in the former Soviet Union, David Bezmozgis was raised in Toronto. In 2004, his first book, Natasha and Other Stories was published to wide acclaim and subsequently translated in a dozen languages. It won the Toronto Book Award and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for First Book. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Zoetrope All-Story, as well as The Best American Short Stories 2005 and 2006. He holds a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal and an MFA in production from USC. His thesis film, the documentary L. A. Mohel (1999), played at numerous festivals around the world and was included in KCET’s Fine Cut Series of the best student films in Los Angeles. In 2006, Bezmozgis attended the Sundance Screenwriting Lab where he developed the script for Victoria Day.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

L.A.Mohel (1999, short)

The Diamond Nose (2000, short)
Genuine Article: The First Trial (2003, documentary)
Victoria Day (2009)

Natasha (2015)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
L.A.Mohel (1999, short)

The Diamond Nose (2000, short)
Genuine Article: The First Trial (2003, documentary)
Victoria Day (2009)

Natasha (2015)

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Natasha, 2015 movie poster
Poster for Natasha courtesy of Mongrel Media.