The White Vault: Avrum

Beset by the terrors of the Cossack Uprising of 1648, young Avrum finds his world lost to turmoil as his family and local Jewish community are lost overnight.

  • Travis Vengroff
  • Kaitlin Statz
  • Travis Vengroff
  • Yelena Shmulenson
    Key Cast
    "Avrum ben Judah"
  • Lika Khukhashvili
    Key Cast
  • Sandro Berdzenishvili
    Key Cast
  • Shota Svanidze
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama, Historical Fiction, Audio Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Georgian, Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Travis Vengroff

Founded by Kaitlin Statz and Travis Vengroff, Fool & Scholar Productions is one of the top independent creative content companies in the fiction podcasting medium. Its award-winning series and shows have garnered over 25 million downloads, and made significant contributions to charitable organizations through awareness and fundraising campaigns. Fool & Scholar Productions releases over an hour and a half of original content each month. Statz and Vengroff are also respected educators and storytellers in the podcast space having served as mentors and speakers at industry festivals, lectures, panels and workshops worldwide. Fool & Scholar Productions is supported by listeners via Patreon. Learn more at

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Director Statement

Avrum is the story of the Cossack Massacre of 1648, following the story of a young Jewish boy who survives after his community vanishes overnight. The cast are largely from the region, and the story features native spoken eastern Yiddish, animals and ambiences recorded in Ukraine, and a Klezmer-inspired soundtrack. While it is historical fiction, this closely mirrors the horrors our ancestors endured, brought to life with chilling accuracy.