ABOUT
born 1976. Began my career as an illustrator and designer for "Maariv" and "Haaretz", two major Israeli newspapers. While studying in the department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, I fell in love with animation and haven't stopped making it since. After graduation I worked as a freelance animator and illustrator for numerous TV Shows and commercials.
In 2004 began teaching animation in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (until 2009) and in started to work as director of animation for Ari Folman's documantry series, "The material that love is made of", creating 3 five minute animation shorts to be combined in the series. The successful connection with Ari Folman led to our next collaboration with me as director of animation for the acclaimed award winning feature "Waltz with Bashir", in which I also developed the Flash Cutout animation technique needed to create this feature
In 2008-2011 I worked as a freelance animator, creating several short films for human rights organizations, noteably the short film Closed Zone, protesting against the Gaza blockade. I also worked as an animation director in the short film "The Gift", directed by Ari Mark, and Director of animation for Dawn Shapiro's "The edge of joy".
From 2011 to 2013 I worked as director of animation on Ari Folman's film "The Congress"- managing the work of 7 animation studios worldwide (animation studios in Israel, Luxembourg, Brussels, Berlin andHamburg and cleanup studios in Poland and the Philippines).
I am currently working as a freelance animator,
Living in Israel with my wife Gaya and my children Anat, Itamar and Noa, and suffer from a mild addiction to chocolate and coffee, which can I quit any time I desire.