IS THAT YOU?

A film written, directed and produced by Dani Menkin

 

Opens in Los Angeles  on October 14th.

 

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Press Inquiry  Contact:

 Sasha Berman, Shotwell Media, Santa Monica.

Ph. 310.450.5571 • SashaBerman@mac.com

 

Interviews, Speaking & Festival Booking Contact:

July Hodara & Dani Menkin, Hey Jude Productions.

www.heyjudeproductions.com • dani@heyjudeproductions.com • july@heyjudeproductions.com

Filmmaker Dani Menkin and actor Alon Aboutboul are available for interviews in the USA.

IS THAT YOU?

A film written, directed and produced by Dani Menkin

 

Hey Jude Productions is proud to present the US Theatrical release of  IS THAT YOU?, a film by Dani Menkin (39 Pounds of Love, Dolphin Boy).

Winner of  Best Independent Film award by  the Israeli Academy,  IS THAT YOU?  will open at Cinema Village in New York on August 26th, and in LA in September.

 

 

 

STORYLINE

 

Having just lost his job as a film projectionist, 60-year-old Ronnie (well known Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul -“London Has Fallen”, “Dark Knight Rises"), decides to travel from Israel to the US to seek out his long-lost love, Rachel (Suzanne Sadler). Once on the road, he meets Myla (Naruna Kaplan de Macedo), a filmmaker who is making a documentary about the regrets people have and wants to interview Ronnie and document his trip. The unlikely pair decides to travel together in search of Rachel and to complete Myla’s film.

 The film is a lovely bitter-sweet journey about “the Road Not Taken” in life.

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TRAILER

http://heyjudeproductions.com/isthatyou.html

 

 

 

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Montreal International Film Festival.

Hollywood Film Festival.

Haifa International Film Festival.

28th Israel Film Festival Los Angeles.

Syracuse International Film Festival.

 Jewish Film Festival.

 Won Best Indie Film of the year by Israeli Academy.

Won Best Film of the year by Israeli Academy.

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THE DIRECTOR

Dani Menkin is an Israeli filmmaker and winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary for his film 39 POUNDS OF LOVE - the film, written, produced and directed by Dani, has been sold to HBO and was short-listed for the Oscars.

His award-winning film, DOLPHIN BOY, was sold to over 20 countries around the world and was bought by Disney for adaptation.

Dani wrote, produced and directed the award-winning film JE T'AIME I LOVE YOU TERMINAL, planned to go on theatrical distribution in U.S., and is also a creator partner for the Israeli cult indie film WISDOM OF THE PRETZEL.

Dani’s latest documentary, ON THE MAP, tells the story of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team and its road to winning the European Cup Basketball  Championship will be released in the US in November 2016.

More about the director at heyjudeproductions.com

 

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 About Speaking Session:

 

This director will have a discussion with the audience on regrets and their personal “road not taken”. He will also speak about the blurred lines between a feature film and a documentary, and how he incorporates the different techniques into his work.

 

Charlotte JFF said it best- “Menkin’s speaking sessions are always inspiring and entertaining discussions with the audience. Menkin, an experienced speaker that has appeared at more than 30 international film festivals, touches the “serious” and sensitive issues of life in a fun and lighthearted manner. While each audience has its unique characteristics and interests, Menkin directs the discussion in a way that best fits all. Mature audiences can discuss regrets and “the road not taken”, film students can discuss the ethical dilemmas of a documentary and film lovers of all ages can discuss film’s role as a therapeutic tool. Menkin is also an experienced producer, film juror, and film professor in universities in Israel and USA.”

THE ACTOR

Alon Aboutboul, lead actor of Is That You?, is well known as one of the top international actors from Israel.

Alon Aboutboul lives and works these days in Hollywood.

Among the many successful roles he is known for, are London Has Fallen with Morgan Freeman and Dark Knight Rises.

 

 

HEY JUDE PRODUCTIONS

Hey Jude Productions is an independent production company based in Israel and Los Angeles. We focus on independent films, strong-character-focused documentaries, and narrative films.

The company was founded by Dani Menkin in 2005 while producing HBO/CINEMAX award-winning documentary "39 pounds of love", which was shortlisted for the American Oscars.

Yonatan Nir joined Hey Jude Productions in 2008, to produce "Dolphin Boy" (ARTE/Channel 4). This first movie that Menkin and Nir performed together was broadcasted in over 20 countries, won many awards, and was later acquired by Disney Pictures.

Since Dolphin Boy, Menkin and Nir have produced and directed several fictions and documentary films, among them

"Je t'aime, I love you terminal", "Cutting the Pain", "Beyond the Boundaries", "Is That You?", "On The Map".

We are proud of what we have reached so far! HJP’s  movies have been screened in cinemas and film festivals worldwide broadcasted internationally and acquired several international mentions and awards. And the hard work, beautiful stories, challenging projects and dreams continue…

 “Great stories are what we create, what we are looking for,

what we love.”

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IS THAT YOU?

 

Writer, Director, Producer

Dani Menkin

 

Cinematographer

Bruce Francis Cole

 

Sound

Jim Meade

 

Editing

Dana Yardeni

 

Supervisor Editing

Arik Lahav Leibovich

 

Sound Design & Mix

Philippe Gozlan

Music

Issar Shulman

 

Executive Producer

Bruno Landsberg

 

Co-Producers

Owen Shapiro

Christine Shapiro

Divi Crockett

Daniel Jourdan

 

Story by

Dani Menkin

Rod Bar

 

Script

Eshkol Nevo

Dani Menkin

 

Assistant Director

Shlomi Ben Yair

 

 

CAST

 

Ronnie

Alon Aboutboul

 

Myla

Naruna De-Macedo Kaplan

 

Jacob

Rani Bleier

 

Rachel

Suzanne Sadler

 

Michael

Patrick Michael Kelly

 

Melanie

Rita Worlock

 

Theatre Manager

Eiran Gazit

 

First Old Man regret

Peter Moller

 

Rachel's friend

Celia Madeoy

 

Other Rachel

Christine Shapiro

 

Grandmother

Amy Dourghty

 

Policeman

Mike Pasquale

 

Motel Manager

Navroz Dabu

 

Dog Sitter

Dave Marr III

 

70 Year Old Man

Gary Voegel

 

Old Woman

Jolie Alpert

 

Wrong Rachel 2

Conny Constanze Weyhenmeyer

 

Regret  Character #2

Myles Cranford

 

Regret  Character #3

Peter Paul

 

Regret  Character #4

Bruce Cole- Edwards

 

Regret  Character #5

Hal Alpert

 

Regret  Character #6

Richard Lund

 

Regret  Character  #7

Mike Zehr

 

Regret  Character # 8

Harv Popick

 

 

Additional Regrets Interviewees

David Cole

Denise Cole

Robert Harris

Muriel Shapiro

Simon Mandel

Marvin  Shapiro

 

 

Theatre Extra

Chris Jackowski

Patrick Spellicy

Rob Keever

Ifty Cabdaighaffar

Noor Khan

Leslie Green Guilbault

Vito Bolognone

Angelica Sheeley

Bejamin Yacavoni

Charlie Campbell-Decock

Eric D. Starkweather

Ruth Ann Loveless

Rose Novak

Jennifer Moshier

Sabrina Rebuck

Tara Rebuck

Jane Babik

Chelly Crouch

Stephanie Irwin

Deb Bordelon

Martha Karaman

Sarah Karaman

David Karaman

Clara Lemal-Brown

Anne-Marie Lemal

Maddie Lemal-Brown

 

Young Ronnie

Joseph Alon

 

Young Rachel

Amit Fish

 

Young Jacob

Amir Keren

 

Beach Extras

Adi Rechter

Eldar Damari

Bar Damensttein

Hadas Maoz

Adam Yogli Rabinowitz

 

 

CREW

 

Casting

Bess Fifer Casting

Christine Shapiro

Stone Event Design

 

 

UPM

Divi Crockett

 

Advising script and Production

Owen Shapiro

 

Associate Producer

Carl Hanig

 

Associate Producer

David S. Gandino

 

Art Director

Claire Wang

 

First Assistant Camera

Q Park

 

B-Camera Operator

Kofi Okai

 

B-Camera First Assistant

Josh Guillaume

 

Digital Imaging Technician

Kiril Mazor

 

Assistant Camera

Alec Erlebacher

 

Gaffer

Nelson Abrams

 

Key Grip

Nelson Abrams

 

Make up artist

Divi Crockett

Hila "Lali" Peer

 

Hair Stylist

Flavia Coelho Harpaz

 

Costume Supervisor

Carol Sneed

 

Additional Writer

Nathan Rickard

 

Writing Assistant

Samuel Z. Gilberg

 

Research

Helen Shang

 

Script Supervisor

Tanya Schiller

 

Script translation

Yaron Kaver

 

Translation

Transtitles and Cinematrip

 

Still Photographer

Daniel Jourdan

 

Art  Designer

Claire Wang

Tanya Schiller

 

Graphics and creative design

Kfir Ziv  - KZ Studios

Kedem Shinar

Miriam Menkin

 

Location Manager

Christine Shapiro

Keystone Event Design

 

Assistant Location Manager

David Gandino

 

Location Scout

Tyler Hathaway

 

Cast and crew Gym hall

Gold's Gym Dewitt Syracuse

 

Production Office Coordinator

Matteo Seconi

Aaron Williams

 

Location

Aaron Williams

 

Assistant Production Manager

Matteo Seconi

 

Set PA

Tyler Hathaway

Alec Erlebacher

 

 

Israel Additional Filming Crew

 

Assistant Director

Roi Maoz

 

Additional Sound

Michelle Guasto

 

Production Assistant

Gad Petel

 

Assistant to Director & Producer

Daniel Jourdan

 

Additional cinematography

Aner Gera

John Hale

 

Assistant Producer

Lital Moskovich-Wandersman

 

Representations Alon Aboutboul

Mark Teitelbaum - LA

Perry Kafri – Israel

 

Representation Rani Bleir

Ilan Tzaler

 

Catering

Market Diner - Syracuse

 

Cast and Crew Chef

Tony Imbesi

 

Post Production Supervisor

Yael Biron

 

Post Production Facilities

Herzliyya Studio

Zohar Niv

 

Edit Studio

 

Post productions assistant

Kiril Mazor

 

VFX Artist

Christine Shapiro

 

Digital Intermediate Colorist

Yoav Raz

 

Digital Imaging and on line

Noam Levi

 

Accounting and payroll Services Provided by

Shmuel and Nir Steinmetz, CPA

 

Legal Service Eyal Brook - Law Office

Shanon Nuir

 

Marketing Producer

Tali Waksman

 

Actors personal assistant

Meg Longo

 

Israeli New Film Fund

Dorit Inbar

Orel Turner

Ron Goldman

Sivan Vardina

 

Israeli Film Fund

Katriel Schori

David Lipkind

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Miriam, Romi andBenji Menkin

Zeev and Lilly Menkin

Gil Menkin

Mark and Arlene Frommer

Yonatan Nir

Giora Herman

Hanan Waksman

Karine Ben Zur

Guy Lumer

Natalie Steinberg

Yonatan Bleire

Benny Menashe

Monica Tabarelli De Fatis

Alessandra Turconi

Rona Heifetz

Rachel Harris

Sharon Edelson

Shlomi Shalom

Alan Myerson

Shown Hanon

Valerie Weiss

Ian Phillips

Omri Zinger

Andrew Johnson

Eric Williams Beasman

Vasilios Andreas Papaioannu

Kevin Phoenix

Mirrah Stoller

Jan Coombs

Avital Manor Peleg

Annetta Marion

Sarit Danziger Bino

Ashley Norman

Rose Goldberg

Alan Myerson

Christian Von Tippelskirch

Daniel L. Blackson

Daniel J. Chalfen

Ami Ankilewitz

Asaf (Asfur) Shaul

Haim Buzaglo

Stephan Greenwald

Dalit Katz

David Gil

Deborah Geosman

Galya Sarner

Ido Ezra

Jonathan Henig

Julie Grossman

Jason Eisner

Elan Divon

Karine Ben Tzur

Perry Kafri

Ilan Heitner

Phil Novak

Richard Mozer

Roni Somek

Anat Barkai Nevo

Shir Billa

Annetta Marion

Valery Weis

Terry Leonard

Katie Matrard

Amir Horowitz

Ilan Tzaler

Judith Ulman

Haim Sharir

Angel Bakery - Israel

Hanan Waksman

Ofir Wandersman

Ruth Lev Ari

Second Love vintage clothing

Tony and Elain  - Market Diner

Marci Erlebacher  -  Syracuse JCC

Atlas Marek Hilaire De Macedo

Olivier Hilaire

Marge Goldwater - The Schusterman Foundation

The Oaks of Menorah Park

 

 

SONGS

 

Simi Yadech

Written by

Public Domain

 

Performed by

Merav Tsabari

 

Courtesy

Public Domain

 

 

THEY'RE IN LOVE WHERE AM I

Written by

Deb Talan, Steve Tannen

 

Performed by

THE WEEPIES

 

Published by

THE WEEPIES

 

Courtesy of

Nettwerk Records

 

 

LA DONNA È MOBILE

Written by

Giuseppe Verdi

 

Published by

Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd

 

Courtesy of

MMG

 

 

HEAVEN

Written by

BRYAN ADAMS AND JAMES DOUGLAS VALLANCE

 

Performed by

Brandi Carlile

 

Published by

ADAMS COMMUNICATIONS INC/

IRVING MUSIC (UMP) AND TESTATYME MUSIC/

ALMO-MUSIC CORPORATION (UMP)

 

Courtesy of

MEDIA MEN GROUP LTD

 

AT HOME

Written by

SEBASTIAN ROBERT LLOYD PRINGLE,

GILBERT VIERICH & GRAHAM WINSLOW DICKSON

 

Performed by

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS

 

Published by

UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING LIMITED/

POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD

 

Courtesy of

MEDIA MEN GROUP LTD

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