A new romantic comedy centered around two neighbors in their late 40’s – a single woman and a newly separated man – who find themselves living door- to- door in the same apartment building , and embark on enter a hesitant, obstacle-filled romantic relationship. Assi left a twenty year marriage and two children, hoping to spice up his life, but almost immediately regrets it. His wife refuses to forgive him and now won’t take him back . Alone in his new and miserable apartment, he decides to commit suicide to make her feel guilty. Swallowing a cabinet full of medicine, he lies down in bed, and waits to die. His hope for eternal rest is quickly disrupted by a stubborn, persistent ringing at the door. His neighbor from across the hall is in the midst of a heart attack and asks him to wait with her until the ambulance arrives, as she doesn’t want to die alone. He lets her into his home and together – they wait. When the ambulance arrives, the paramedics have to evacuate them both. From this ill-fated encounter, Dana and Assi – two lonely people who have lost all faith in love, discover that even when life seems to have passed them by – there are still surprises to be had.
Type: TV series
Writers: Dana Modan, Asi Cohen, Ram Nehari
Directed: Ram Nehari
Partners: Yes Studios
When dark secrets threaten to destroy her closest relationships, teacher Hadas is drawn into a complex and deeply personal search for the truth in this gripping psychological drama from Keren Margalit, award-winning creator of The A Word.
Working at a school for “high risk” pupils, every day Hadas fights in her own special way for her students, treading carefully through each’s own unique universe. But her world is turned upside down when she receives an envelope containing sections torn out of her psychologist Ya’akov Eshel’s diary – papers documenting their private conversations. And, on the same night, Ya’akov is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, cutting off any chance for Hadas to discover how the diary came to be in a stranger’s hands.
In a desperate search to track down the anonymous sender, Hadas will be forced to deal with the truths she has concealed from those closest to her – and from herself. As her 40th birthday approaches, Hadas is stuck in a less than passionate marriage and also suffers from an ever-growing fear of impending death. The investigation will impact every aspect of her life, shaking her relationships with her husband, her boss and her best friend, as well as the bonds she has strived to build with her students.
Sleeping Bears blends a captivating thriller with a moving drama focusing on our ability to trust those we are closest to, as Hadas questions the fundamental elements of every human connection – love, trust and, ultimately, truth.
Type: TV series
CREATOR & DIRECTOR: Keren Margalit
A comic series telling the tale of a failing supermarket in a backwards town and following the daily events that take place within the supermarket.
The series goes into the details of everything we don’t know about the behind the scenes occurrences in the supermarket – the relationships between the employees forced to work in a place they feel no loyalty for, the customers with their baseless and petty demands, the management’s abusive attitude towards the employees, and the private lives of the workers at the bottom of the employment hierarchy.
Type: Original Formats
Three consecutive stories, The Substitute, The Virgin and The Commander, recount the events of an administration office at a remote army base in the Israeli desert. The stories compose a military epic of power-struggles, intrigues and a friendship on trial.
But unlike the traditional war genre films, Zero Motivation brings to center-stage the military’s female clerical staff. The film depicts the three soldiers’ real – and surreal, comical – and gloomy journey inside the maze of military bureaucracy. For a staple-gun in the first act is sure to go off in the third.
Lenght: 100 min
Director: Talya Lavie
Partners: HAUT ET COURT, France
Tribeca Film Festival-
Best narrative feature,
Best female director.
Odessa International FF
Type: TV Series
Milk & Honey
Milk & Honey tells the story of four childhood friends from a small village in the Galilee who stumble upon an original business idea which will make the most of their various abilities – they open an escort service exclusively for women, the first of its kind in the country. The service becomes a surprising success around the Galilee, while the four friends struggle with their new and challenging identities as gigolos.
Every episode advances three or four plotlines, following the adventures of the four friends, the women they meet in their personal lives as well as their professional/sexual encounters – and the fine line separating the two. By turning the spotlight on the bedroom, the show sharply exposes the power play and tension between genders, classes and different sectors in Israeli society. The men in the show see selling their bodies as a tempting and lucrative business opportunity, but paradoxically, it’s their dubious business that forms a bond of solidarity between them.
Type: TV series
Creators: Tom Shoval & Dani Rosenberg
Director: Dani Rosenberg
The Ran Quadruplet
A story of 4 brothers reaching the age of 32 through the camera of a television reporter working on a documentary project which follows the family since their birth, filming them once every 8 years. The series starts while filming the 5th chapter of their lives, when they arrive to the age of 32.
Type: TV series
Creators & Writers: Giora Yahalom & Oren Yaakobi
Director Season 1: Yariv Horowitz
Director Season 2: Shlomi Elkabetz
Partners: Yes – Satellite TV
Omri Gordon – Plan B
When a cool, laid-back and self-absorbed rock-star finds an Ethiopian baby on his doorstep, holding a note saying he’s the dad, he does everything in his power to resist his fate, but in the process realizes life has given him a whole new song to sing. Omri Gordon’s claim to fame is his ethnically diverse group of band members. This “politically correct” appearance is put to the test when he discovers he has a child of mixed race origin Even though Omri did have an affair with one of his singer’s sisters, he refuses to believe the child is his.
He is not ready to become a dad and in addition believes that a child will ruin his chances of winning back Yael, his great lost love. If Yael finds out Omri fathered a child while the two of them dated, all the long-stem roses in the world won’t bring her back. But once the paternity test comes back positive, Omri has to face a new reality. Season one follows Omri as he is coming to terms with his unexpected leap into fatherhood while struggling with his own fraught relationship with his parents and trying to get his girl back. Through socially awkward encounters, Omri will experience how race issues can become much more personal…
Type: TV series
Creators: Ido Rozenblum, Asaf Shalmon,Amalia Rozenblum
Director: Roy Florentine
Many years ago, the children who made up the group HASAMBA helped establish the state of Israel and guard it from many dangers, becoming a legend in the process. Today, no one remembers or takes an interest in them. The former leader of HASAMBA, Yaron Zehavi, is a lonely, monkish old man. He and Tamar split up, and he’s retired in complete solitude. When Tamar finds herself caught up against her will in a big corruption scandal and is kidnapped, Yaron goes out looking for her along with Iggy, a spoiled Tel Aviv teenager, who’s supposed to “help” the elderly Yaron as part of an extracurricular high school program.
Yaron and Iggy form a tight bond, and the two embark on a journey that reunites them with all the old HASAMBA members: Moshe Yerachmiel, Menashe the Yemenite, fat Ehud, Shulamit the nurse, and thin Uzi. After the members of HASAMBA rescue Tamar from the clutches of the crime lords, they discover that the country’s largest cell phone corporation, Zurcom (run by the children of their old nemesis Elimelech Zurkin) is behind the plot. The veteran HASAMBA members, aided by a new group of teens formed against all odds, are faced with dangerous foes. They try to solve the mystery of the death of Ori, Yaron and Tamar’s son. Together, old and new HASAMBA members struggle to save the country from the hands of Zurcom, and from traitors from without and within. HASAMBA is based on the highly successful books by that name, that were written back in the 1950’s by Igal Mosinzon
Type: TV series
Years: 2010- 2013
Director: Danny Syrkin
Writers: Dror Nobleman & Ruti Zaid
Partners: Hot- cable TV
“Taxi Driver” is a comic drama series about a group of friends, taxi drivers, aged 35-40, who work in “The Neighborhood” taxi station. The series takes place in a small town where the five taxi drivers grew up together, and deals with their funny- sad lives, amusing and heart- warming events, both everyday and unusual, and with the small and big crises that test their life-long friendship, a friendship that always wins out in the end.
Type: TV series
Years: 2010 – 2012
Creator & Writer: Yuval Segal
Director season 1 : Eitan Anner
Director season 2: Eitan Zur
“Ron” is a comedy-drama TV series written and starring the show’s creator Ron Feldman as a fictionalized version of himself – a thirty something year old child, who is more a spectator of his own life than a main character in them. Between watching the little girl picking her nose on the bus and observing the homeless guy washing-up in the trashcan, Ron hardly has time for himself. He has no college degree or a job, and lives in his grandmother’s rotting apartment.
He would love to find comfort in his sweetheart’s arms – but she doesn’t exist. Now that he realizes that he has to get his act together, we follow him on his clear path to oblivion. The show has a loose format, consisting of largely unconnected storylines and segments that revolve around Ron’s life. 2 story lines are persistent throughout the season: Ron’s effort to awake from his 10 year adolescent “coma” regardless of his over-indulging parents and his attempt at finding a romantic attachment – at least one that is not based on contempt and animosity. All this as he tackles the constant leakage of his moldering apartment.
Years: 2015- 2017
Creators: Ron Feldman & Anat Oren