Nora Jaenicke

Founder of Nostos Screenwriting Retreats

Nora Jaenicke is an award-winning filmmaker residing between Cambridge and New York City. She grew up in Italy with German parents and studied Film Studies at the European Institute of Design in Rome and Screenwriting at Vancouver Film School. Later on she was able to deepen her studies in Psychology and Creative Writing by obtaining a Bachelors of Liberal Arts at Harvard University Extension Studies, while on a full scholarship. She has worked in Cologne, Germany, for a Documentary Film Production Company and as a Set Designer in Los Angeles, before starting to write and direct her own films. Her feature length screenplay Whales was selected to be a part of the Kitzbuehl Writing Residency in August 2017 and was a semi-finalist at Nashville Film Festival and the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Her first feature film, based on the award-winning short film Whales, that she wrote, produced and directed, is slated for production in May 2021. When she is not writing or making films, she runs a screenwriting retreat in the heart of Tuscany and a Film Festival on the Italian island of Elba.