Film Independent Awards Nicholas Bruckman the Sloan Producers Grant

"Valley of Saints" was written and directed by Musa Syeed and produced by Bruckman.

Film Independent has awarded Nicholas Bruckman its fourth annual Sloan Producers Grant for his feature film project Valley of Saints.

Written and directed by Musa Syeed and produced by Bruckman, Saints tells the story of a young Kashmiri boatman who meets a mysterious female scientist when he tries to flee his war-torn homeland.

Bruckman will receive a $25,000 post-production grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which encourages the creation and development of new scripts and films about science and technology.

The grant will be awarded at Film Independent’s Fellows Party, sponsored by NAB Show, the Sloan Foundation and indieWIRE, at the Sundance Film Festival.