About Naïve Pictures

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in News


Naïve Pictures is a small independent film production company based out of New York City. It was formed in 2012 by filmmaker Nikolai Vanyo. We produced our first feature film, BEFORE, in 2013, which went on to win “Best Alternative Feature” at The 2014 Manhattan Film Festival as well as A Golden Remi at Worldfest Houston 2014. The film was written and directed by Nikolai Vanyo and starred Austin Mitchell, Tyler Lueck, and Meryl Williams.

In late 2014, Naïve Pictures then went on to co-produce TILL DARK, a short film written and directed by Quinn Shephard (Person of Interest, Hostages, Blacklist, Almost There), which is now making the rounds at festivals including The 2015 Montclair Film Festival and the Cannes Short Film Corner.

In 2015, we will be producing Nikolai Vanyo’s second feature film, NOCTURNE, an existential dark comedy about a man who thinks he has one night left to live and wants to try and experience all the parts of life he’s neglected. It is expected to be released in 2016/2017.