Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My parents say I'm the one good thing to come out of global
terrorism. (Don't worry, it's a positive story I can elaborate on
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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Here's the condensed version -
(editing to pay the bills, while working on personal projects on
*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.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a good listener with good attention to detail - which often
translates to being able to pick the perfect gift for
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
The first things people usually notice about me
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"How come you don't have much of an accent?"
Or my blue eyes, which some find surprising for someone from the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Portnoy's Complaint, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The
Book of Laughter and Forgetting, as well as other works by Milan
Kundera, Sex at Dawn, books by Charles Bukowski, short stories by
my favorite Israeli author Etgar Keret (bonus points to people who
know his work).
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
Music: Pretty much anything except country. You should check out
Asaf Avidan (very unique voice).
Food: Sushi, tapas, mediterranean food, seafood in general.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Art, both creating and enjoying (that includes film, music, fine
art, etc.) I consider that my version of spirituality. BAM and MOMA
are my places of worship.
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).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Current and future projects.
Figuring out what type of relationship model suits me best. I've
had great monogamous romantic connections as well as non-monogamous
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depending on the week. If it's been a long week of work, I'm
probably on my roof having a glass of wine or whiskey. Otherwise,
maybe checking out a new movie, wandering around a museum, or out
to dinner with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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ummm... I don't actually know how to ride a bike. I know, I know,
how can I live in Brooklyn and not know how to ride a bike.
*UPDATE* - I'm working on this. Taken a couple lessons and I'm
starting to get the hang of it.
I'm not as "vanilla"/innocent as you might think.
You should message me if
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- You appreciate a guy who has "most of his shit together".
- 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
- You want to check something out at BAM.
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