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Yoel teaches production design in leading Israeli film and art academies, exhibits his photographs worldwide, and runs the Domaine Herzberg vineyards with his father.

Yoel is a Production Designer for feature films, as well as television programs and dramas, commercials and music videos, including the feature films: Andante, Miral, MabulVolcano JunctionThe Human Resources Manager and Zaytoun for Eran Riklis, The Attack, and the Oscar nominated feature, Omar

Upcoming films Yoel is working on include: Giraffada, Dancing Arabs again for Eran Riklis, and Wounded Land.

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Marko has been working as a Foley Artist in NYC since 1983. 

Marko has worked on over 400 Films and TV Productions the years.

Marko has collaborated on film projects for directors including:

John Sayles, John Cameron Mitchell, Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Michel Gondry, Martin Scorsese, Thomas McCarthy, Ang Lee, and The Coen Brothers.

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Edgar's body of work includes documentary films, experimental shorts, music videos and public service announcements, which have been screened at numerous film festivals, conferences, broadcast nationally and internationally, as well as distributed educationally.

Edgar has worked on notable documentaries including: Angola Prison Hospice: Opening the Door, A Sentence of Their Own, and more recently the Oscar nominated documentary short for HBO, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.

Prison Terminal is a moving cinema verit documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, Jack Hall and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him.

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Jeffrey honed his skills at UCLA, in the director's program at the American Film Institute.

Jeffrey directs commercials and documentaries for non-profit organizations like New York's philanthropic powerhouse, Robin Hood Foundation

Jeffrey first saw Ra Paulette's work in 2000 and was determined to bring it to life on film. This led to a spec spot featuring Ra Paulette for Canon Cameras, which eventually became the Oscar nominated documentary short Cavedigger, the story of Ra's singular work and monumental struggles.

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We reviewed the 2014 Academy Award short film nominees for the live-action and animation categories.

The films are packaged by Shorts International and are screened at cinemas around the world in February and March.

I was joined by Spoiler Alert Radio co-producer and Editor Paul Elsnau to give our take on this year's Oscar short film nominees for live action and animation.

Direct download: OscarShorts2014.mp3
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Over many years in the industry, Eddie has cut over 20 feature films (both independent and major studio releases) in a wide variety of genres as well as TV dramas, documentaries and award-winning shorts. 

Eddie has given presentations on Avid Media Composer editing at NAB and IBC. He is a member of American Cinema Editors and BAFTA, and was on the feature film panel for EditFest London. 

Eddie's film projects include editing the popular Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 films, X-Men: First Class, and the upcoming Jadoo, for writer/director, Amit Gupta.

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Since 1985, Bettina has worked as an editor with several well-known German directors, on over fifty feature films, documentaries and television films. In her collaborations, she coined narrative rhythm and assembly structure and style of the Berlin School of film

Bettina's works are characterized by the invisible interface, which draws attention to story and atmosphere, and the assembly is in the background itself. In 2007 she was awarded the Bremen Film Award awarded for longstanding contributions to European cinema. 

Bettina's most recent collaboration with Christian Petzold was the feature Barbara following earlier films with him, The State I Am In and Yella, and Barbara was nominated for the German Film Award

Bettina followed this up with award winning Hannah Arendt for Margarethe von Trotta, about the influential and controversial German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. 

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Reed’s work includes the feature films: Frozen River, The Magic of Belle Isle, Yelling to the Sky, Little Birds, For Ellen, and Shut Up and Play the Hits.

Reed’s recent projects include: Kill Your Darlings, a 35mm period piece about the Beat poets set in 1943, starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Michael C. Hall, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, and Jack Huston and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, a story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

Upcoming, Reed completed the first season of Looking, an original HBO series, The Skeleton Twins, a drama for Craig Johnson, War Story, a dark drama for Mark Jackson, Autumn Blood shot in the Tyrolean Alps in Austria, and Rob Reiner's And So It Goes.

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Bradford's feature films as director of photography include: White Lies, Black Sheep, Pariah, Restless City, Middle of Nowhere, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and Mother of George.

Bradford
had earlier been cited as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”, reflecting his work onflims like Mississippi Damned and Entre Nos.

Bradford has won Cinematography Awards at the Sundance Film Festival twice. In 2011, he won for his work on Pariah. Two years later, he won for his work on both the unconventional western Ain't Them Bodies Saints and Mother of George.

Mother of George is about, Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child, a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

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Tobias is a frequent collaborator of film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino and the Oscar nonimated film, The Hunt

Tobias has also made a mark for himself on TV as a regular episode writer on Danish political TV-series Borgen.

Tobias also writes scripts for his own films: including hard-hitting prison film R and hostage drama A Hijacking. The latter premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

The Hunt is about a teacher who is falsely accused of molesting one of his young students and the small community that fights against him.

A Hijacking is about a crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

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