Production News Israel 2007


Working with Roche Productions from France

During December 2007, Biblical Productions worked with Roche Productions, a French production company, assisting them with permissions and general consultation. Roche is currently producing a film about Jerusalem for the French TV station ARTE. Our assistance included finding them the best locations to shoot in Jerusalem.

Italian Documentary Film

Biblical Productions recently worked with the filmmaker Mr. Luigi Del Prete from Italy, who was in Israel filming a documentary entitled, “La Sante,” a historical film. We managed the production in Israel, and among other things, during the shoot, the crew interviewed famous Israel author Aaron Appelfeld. The film will be screened at a new museum in Italy at the end of 2008.

Waves of Freedom – New Film for ZDF and Arte

We are pleased to announce the production of a new film entitled Waves of Freedom. The film, directed by Alan Rosenthal, will air on ZDF in Germany and ARTE in France in the upcoming months. Waves of Freedom tells the story of several regular American guys who, during WWII, were swept up in the mission to save Jewish refugees fleeing Europe. Biblical Productions produced the film with Alan Rosenthal, and Nissim Mossek served as editor.

September Films UK working with Biblical Productions

December 2007 – This month we worked with September Films UK on a documentary co-production of Channel 4 UK and the History Channel USA. The team was here for 5 days filming a documentary that will air in March. The film follows Prof. Tudor Parfitt investigating a topic that will also be the subject of his new book. The topic will be made public in March. We are pleased to wrap up another successful shoot.

It’s a Wrap for “Cities of the Underworld” in Israel

The show will air on the History Channel on January 23rd, 2008

Biblical Productions managed the production of “Cities of the Underworld” for Authentic Entertainment, a production company based in Los Angeles. The show was filmed in various locations all over Israel from October – November of 2007. Host Don Wildman and the crew, including Philip Carr, Christian Ortega, Jeff Daniels, and Alper Nakri, stayed in Israel for 4 weeks filming this unique show in exciting locations with top experts in their fields. Sharon Schaveet managed this complex production working with top institutions and public organizations in Israel, and taking care of all logistics and Production Services. We recommend you tune in on January 23rd and watch the show.

Things are happening at Biblical Productions. Currently, we are working with five film crews in Israel from different production companies in the U.S. and the U.K. This month we filmed in Eilat at the Red Sea and the Mount of Eilat for Multi-Media Productions, based in Florida.

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Tribute to Teddy Kollek Film for the Jerusalem Foundation

Biblical Productions is proud to announce the production of a short film for the Jerusalem Foundation. We made the film as a tribute to the legendary mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. The film tells the story of Teddy’s life, from an activist in the Jewish underground saving Jews from Nazi Europe to his days working in the Ben Gurion government. The film explains how Teddy established the Jerusalem Foundation, which has, for over 20 years, served as a driving force in the improvement and development of Jerusalem with its countless projects. The film, containing photographs and rare archive footage, was screened at a special dinner in London.

Biblical Productions Covers Newton Conference for Japanese Television

On Sunday, June 17th The Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem began a week-long conference entitled “Newton – in Pursuit of the Secrets of God and Nature,” bringing together the world’s top Newton scholars to discuss one of the greatest minds of the modern era. The conference took place in conjunction with the opening of the “Newton’s Secrets” exhibition at the National Library, displaying original Newton manuscripts never before seen by the public. Biblical Productions covered this momentous event for Nippon television based in Japan and the Netherlands.

Citizen Nawi Premieres at the Jerusalem Film Festival

On July 6th, 2007 Citizen Nawi, the latest feature documentary by Biblical Productions, premiered to a packed and enthusiastic audience at the Jerusalem Film Festival. The response from the audience was overwhelming and the director, Nissim Mossek, received a standing ovation. Citizen Nawi documents the tumultuous life of one of the most fascinating men on the Israeli left – Ezra Nawi – a plumber by trade and a political activist who fights for Palestinians’ rights. Ariel Hirschfeld, from Haaretz newspaper, wrote “The power of this film lies in the cogent dialogue between the film … and the captivating, highly complex personality of Ezra Nawi.” The film was awarded a Special Mention by the jury, “for its powerful portrayal of its hero, and for its persistent and courageous venturing into the most painful areas of life in this region.”

New Zealand based “Top Shelf Productions” films documentary in Israel

Top Shelf Productions, a leading production company in New Zealand, arrived in Israel in June to film a documentary about Lloyd Geering, entitled “The Last Western Heretic.” Biblical Productions assisted the crew, by preparing the shoot and accompanying them during their time in Israel. We shot with the director of photography Wayne Vinten and director Monique Oomen and the whole crew at several locations near the Sea of Galilee and all around Jerusalem.