Filmmakers: What is your primary skill and where do you work most?
Writer Norcal, Writer Socal
My current Project Title:
Death loves fish&chips
I describe myself as a
Business seeking opportunities
About me - current project:
Originally living abroad with my family (Los Angeles, South Africa, Morocco, Germany, Cyprus, Israel and Palestine) before heading into the unknown on my own (most of Western Europe, New-York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Australia and New Zealand), I have quite early on developed a taste for unforeseen adventures and peculiar experiences. This way of life, along with being fluent in both English and French, as well as advanced in Spanish and German, has allowed me to adapt easily into diverse yet unique environments.
However, it was only in hindsight that I realised my travelling was only a channel through which my quintessential passion emerged: amidst the discovery of new cultures, ways of life, and an array of fascinating characters, all with their specific ambitions and quirks, was unchained my imagination and my love of the written word. Alongside an infatuation for the Seventh Art and its darkened movie theatres, from Fellini’s "81/2" (1963) to Scott’s "Thelma and Louise" (1991); Godard’s "A bout de souffle" (1960) to Jackson’s master trilogy, "The lord of the rings" (2001 – 2003); Chaplin’s "The great dictator" (1940) to Ross’ "Captain fantastic" (2016); the choice of turning towards screenwriting was never really a choice at all, but a calling.
After leaving Jerusalem in 2013, I directed my first feature film, "Tape", in collaboration with English filmmaker, Rishi Pelham; the shoot occurred in Palestine, Israel, France and England, all the while graduating with a Drama Bachelor Degree from Lille University, in France. The following year, I directed a feature documentary, "Sumsare", in Seville (Spain), about the Erasmus program, which then got distributed in France and selected for the 2018 Mediterranean Documentary Film Market in Sitjes. I opened my production company in London, Odds On Productions, with directors Rishi Pelham and Tomos Roberts, and have since then assisted on two theatre plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: "Pizzadelique" (2016) and "Catch" (2017).
My most recent works include associate producer on a short film, "The Spaceman", directed by Tomos Roberts and starring Colin Farrell; and my latest screenplay, "Death loves fish&chips" is on its festival run - "the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to retire and search for a new generation to take over. For War, Pestilence, Famine and Death, who have seen their fair share of misery and pain over their century of work, their greatest challenge remains ahead of them, for convincing those youngsters to give up their ideals and work for the grand design will be no easy task".
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
For "Death loves fish&chips" -
WINNER, BEST COMEDY, Festigious – Monthly Film Competition, 2021. FINALIST, Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2021. FINALIST, Prague International Monthly Film Festival, 2021. FINALIST, Kosice International Monthly Film Festival, 2021. SEMI-FINALIST, Best Script Award, 2021. SEMI-FINALIST, New York International Screenplay Awards, 2021. QUARTER-FINALIST, The Monthly Film Festival, 2021. QUARTER-FINALIST, San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition, 2021. HONORABLE MENTION, Art Film Awards, 2021. OFFICIAL SELECTION, Austin Lift-Off Film Festival, 2021. OFFICIAL SELECTION, American Screenwriting Conference, 2021.