Sirens is a thriller set in Eilat. It revolves around Shelley Toledano, 32, a policewoman with the Illegal Aliens unit, which is mostly devoted to documenting and following refugees from Africa who infiltrate the city through its border with Egypt. Shelley is rugged and outspoken, and used to the difficult sights that come with the job. But one day, when the body of the person closest to her is found, her life is turned upside down.
Type: TV series
Creators: Adam Sanderson & Shahar Magen
Director: Adam Sanderson
Writer: Shahar Magen
Partners: Hot – Cable TV
“The Office” is a mocumentary series based on the British show of the same name. Somewhere within the industrial area of Yahud is a grey, drab office, the failing branch of an office supply company heroically named “Paper-Office”. The branch is run by the show’s protagonist, Avi Meshulam, a 40-year-old loser, who’s overweight and has severe self-image issues that turn him into a liar, a suck-up, and a generally unbearable human being. He’s absolutely sure that he’s a wonderful standup comedian, who wound up in this boring, humiliating job purely by chance.
Management is constantly trying to fire him, his employees despise him, yet he is ever the optimist, and he talks in catch phrases lifted from the most banal management books. He is surrounded by the range of characters that make up the impossible mosaic of Israeli society. Romance flourishes, schemes are hatched, lamination machines are sold on sale– and everybody tries to make it through yet another day with their unbearable boss.
Type: TV series
Writer: Uzi Weill
Director: Eitan Zur
“Irreversible” is a comedy series that follows a couple coping with their newborn baby – with an emphasis on their relationship and what’s left of it after ‘the bundle of joy’ brings everything crashing down. Rona and Udi Klein are a pair of workaholic narcissists who, like many of their generation, have chosen late parenthood, after building their lives and their marriage. But the struggle to combine their new lives as parents of a newborn with their old, free and wild lifestyle will force them to hatch one plan after the other, pursuing schemes and lies that almost always fail, backfiring in their faces and setting them back to an even lower starting point.
Type: Tv series
Creators: Sigal Avin and Raanan Shaked
Director: Sigal Avin
The ‘A’ Word
A comic drama about a family that grows peppers for export in the south of Israel and discovers to its astonishment that its lovely, brilliant and musical 3-year-old son is autistic. Ayelet, 42, the boy’s mother, learns from the doctor who diagnosed him that the verdict isn’t final, and that through intense work there are those children who have overcome it. She’s convinced they can grow the child out of autism and make him “normal” by the age of five. Ayelet insists on hiding this from the neighbors in the small, gossipy town, until she’s able to “normalize” the child.
Due to their distance from the center and from professional therapists, the entire family, as well as close friends and the Thai farmhands, take on the mission of caring for the boy around the clock and teaching him how to communicate. Along the way, through use of his communication tools and songs, he teaches them a lesson in communication, and mostly he teaches them how screwed up their own communication skills are.
Type: TV series
Years: 2010- 2014
Creator & Director: Keren Margalit
Best script, Director, Actress and
Drama tv series - Israeli academy awards
Ananda is a romantic crime comedy which takes place in India. Anna is abandoned by her love Jonathan who leaves her an original parting gift: a plane ticket to India so that she can overcome the sadness of the breakup. She goes just to show him that she doesn’t care and spends all her time closed up in her room in a guesthouse in the Himalayas. She only leaves her room to call Jonathan and beg him to come back to her, to no avail. A fateful meeting with Omer and Amir, two veteran trekkers, causes Anna to leave her room and travel with them throughout the sub continent, in order to make Jonathan Jealous. But Omer and Amir have a hidden and less innocent motive. When Anna discovers the truth it will already be too late.
Type: TV Series
Creator: Dana Modan
Director Season 1: Ohav Flantz
Director Season 2: Ram Nahari
Partners: Hot- cable tv