Tamar is an Israeli writer, director and editor, living and working in Brooklyn.
Tamar has written and directed a mid-length feature film – “The Other War” (2008), which Premiered at the Nashville international Film Festival and received much of media attention for it’s straightforward take on sexual identity and militarism in Israel. Her feature script – “The Mission” – is signed with Tender Productions (Israel) – the company behind “Hatufim” and it’s American adaptation – “Homeland”.
Tamar edited the vastly popular Israeli documentary “Paying for Justice”, as well as the Berlinale featured short “Grown Up”. She was closing editor on IFP alumni “Concussion”, (Sundance, Special Jury Prize Winner Berlin), and “Patrolman P” (DOC NYC). Tamar has edited for clients ranging from Disney to Bob Dylan. (“Like a Rolling Stone” – winner of the Webby editing award, and Time Magazine’s video of the year).
Michal Birnbaum was born and raised in Israel, in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. She spent her military service at the Israeli Army where she served as an arts & entertainment reporter at the IDF radio station. Upon finishing her service she moved to NYC, graduated from the conservatory program of The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, and was also trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
NYC theater credits include Uncle Vanya and A Dybbuk for Two People at The JCC Manhattan, Pet Lawyer at The Gallery Players, Tartuffe at The American Theater of Actors and Lord Byron’s The Inheritance at The Davenport Theater. Birnbaum plays a principal role in the feature Nerve, directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (Catfish) and starring Emma Roberts. Her voiceover experience includes the popular video game Wargame: Red Dragon, as well as commercials and radio dramas.
An actress and producer, originally from Colombia. She performed in many different theaters in Colombia such as Teatro Barajas and Taetaro Nacional, where she played the lead in Mother Courage and Her Children. In Teatro La Candelaria, she was part of the creative ensemble Saltimbanqui. She graduated from the visual arts department of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Directed and produced the documentary Marina y Jorge – Vida Encontradas, as well as the short film Fotoaguita, which participated in the Cartagena Film Festival.
Rodriguez moved to New York where she produced Colombians soups and commercials. Her NYC credits as an actress include the theater productions of Dolores, Lady Fatima and The Poor Door. She graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, NYC.
Meg Kettell is a cinematographer based in New York City. A member of IATSE Local 600 [International Cinematographers Guild] and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Meg won the Bahoric-Meisel Award for Women Cinematographers two years in a row. She works with some of the best film crews in New York City and around the globe and her cinematography has screened at numerous film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Hailing from the outskirts of Tel Aviv, guitarist Nadav Remez is one of today’s emerging voices on the New York Jazz scene. Described as “an unassuming artist with a penchant for indie rock… forging a style built on understatement, logic and clarity,” Remez has established himself as a standout among a new crop of Israelis making waves in the jazz world, through his haunting guitar melodies and compositions that offer an intriguing combination of modern jazz, Jewish folk, and alternative rock.