Anyway, now that I've got your attention.
The past few years have been pretty intense - I've gone from getting Oliver Stone his coffee, to directing my thesis film and accompanying it on the film festival circuit, to asst. editing and editing a very eclectic mix of projects. Whether the subject be the problems in the American education system, marine conservation, someone with a life threatening but hilarious sleepwalking disorder, or the Jewish community in Jamaica (the country), each project is inspiring in a different way.
I originally came to New York 8+ ago to study film at NYU after finishing my mandatory army service in Israel (it was actually through my military service that I got into filmmaking). I graduated a few years ago but I feel quite at home in NY and don't see myself leaving in the near future. I feel very lucky to say that I can do work that I love and not be a starving artist.
*Update* I have a pretty awesome girlfriend and we're in a happy and stable open relationship. We enjoy going on dates with other people both together and separately.
(editing to pay the bills, while working on personal projects on the side)
*Update* Currently taking time off from editing work to direct a documentary project which encompasses several subjects that interest me - Art, WWII history as well as the correlation between creativity and mental illness.
Been told I give very good massages.
I'm getting better at NYTimes crosswords.
I also have a knack for recognizing a song just from the first few notes/beats.
Or my blue eyes, which some find surprising for someone from the middle east.
Movies: While my netflix queue is full of foreign and classic films, I'm by no means a film snob (ok maybe just slightly). A selection of favorites - Annie Hall, Beginners, Midnight Cowboy, In Bruges, The Princess Bride, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jellyfish, Reprise, The Intouchables, Inglorious Basterds, The Gatekeepers, Searching for Sugarman.
TV: The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards and I'm secure enough in my masculinity to admit to being hooked on Downton Abbey.
Also a bit of a news junkie (MSNBC) - Rachel Maddow is pretty awesome.
Music: Pretty much anything except country. You should check out Asaf Avidan (very unique voice).
Food: Sushi, tapas, mediterranean food, seafood in general.
My family back home (parents + dog). As an only child I have a pretty good relationship with my parents.
My circle of friends (both here and in Israel).
Figuring out what type of relationship model suits me best. I've had great monogamous romantic connections as well as non-monogamous ones.
I'm not as "vanilla"/innocent as you might think.
- You're a member of the single contingent in Prospect Heights/Fort Greene/Park Slope - so many young hip families around here. My new building even has a small playground on the roof.
- You appreciate creativity - whether it's on the silver screen, the kitchen, etc.
- If you're culturally Jewish but fairly secular like me, that's a plus.
- You want to check something out at BAM.