Israeli student wins Nextv competition

Short sci-fi film by 18-year old student from Ramat Hasharon to be screened before Hollywood reps, who may decide to turn it into TV show

By Merav Yudilovitch, YNET:

An Israeli high school student has won Nextv Entertainment's short film competition, awarding him the chance to screen his film in Hollywood before representatives from Disney, Paramount, and NBC.

Omer Zigdon's film Banisko, which is about 15 minutes long, was selected as best scripted drama from among 700 short films.

The movie depicts Planet Earth in 2084. A secret colony has been formed outside the planet by a government agency, but they leave a special unit on earth to find the best minds and draw their memories, which will be used to serve a new generation of humankind. Eventually the agency leaves Earth with only two people, a new Adam and Eve.

"I liked the idea that every end is also a beginning," says Zigdon, an 18-year old film student at Alon High School in Ramat Hasharon.

"It raises questions about what existed here before Adam and Eve. Maybe we are just sitting on the ruins of a world that was destroyed."

Zigdon says others had attempted to discourage him from making the film, but that he had decided to go for it anyway upon meeting producer Ariel Nir. "This award proves anything is possible," he says.

The film student, who dreams of being a director some day, was also asked by Nextv to draft a proposal for a television show based on the movie. The proposal will be sent to Hollywood production companies for evaluation.



Copyright © Jewish Internet Defense Force
All Rights Reserved

LEGAL:
The views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the JIDF. The content is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company or individual. This site's intention is to do no harm, to not injure others, defame, or libel. All data and information provided on this site is for informational, educational, and/or entertainment purposes only. The Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) makes no representations as to accuracy, currentness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use, or access to this site. We are not responsible for translation or interpretation of content. We are not responsible for defamatory statements bound to government, religious or other laws from the reader’s country of origin. All information is provided on an as-is basis with no warranties, and confers no rights. We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services or for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such information on the Jewish Internet Defense Force site. This site includes links to other sites and blogs operated by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience to you and as an additional avenue of access to the information contained therein. We have not reviewed all of the information on other sites and are not responsible for the content of any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through other sites. The inclusion of these links in no way indicates their endorsement, support or approval of the contents of this site or the policies or positions of the JIDF. We have the right to edit, remove or deny access to content that is determined to be, in our sole discretion, unacceptable. These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use this blog and the Website. The JIDF is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Related Posts with Thumbnails