Original Title: Hitnagshut Spanish Title: English Title: Crash Year and month of production: 2017 Length: 13 minutes Production country: Israel Genre: Fiction Language: Hebrew Subtitles: English Trailer (link): Web: Facebook:
In the middle of the night an exhausted mother tries endlessly to put her baby to sleep. During these attempts she witnesses a hit-and-run accident between an SUV and a parking car. As the SUV leaves the scene she memorizes its license number and attaches a note on the bent car, adding her phone number in case a testimony is needed. But then the SUV comes back, and the driver gets a hold of her note. In a dark night a man and a woman confront each other. He's the outlaw and she's the Sheriff, and their encounter inevitably becomes a crash.
Omri levy - Writer and Director Born 1970 in Berkley, California. Raised and lives in Jerusalem. Graduated with merit from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem in 1997. His graduation film, “Bedouin Sand” has won eleven international prizes at various film festivals around the world, including Mexico city and Chicago, was nominated for an Academy Award for Student Films in Los Angeles in 1998, And was chosen by 50 filmmakers around the globe as one of Sam Spiegel's 10 best films of all times. Upon completing his studies, he directed the highly praised television series “The Secrets of Kineret”, which won first prize in 2000 at both the San Francisco Festival and the Prix Jeunesse Festival in Munich. He also directed for Israeli tv channel 2 the 50-minute television drama “The Snow Man”.
“Miss Entebbe” - his first full-length feature film – was first shown at the 2003 Berlin film festival, where it had received a special mention. It was commercially screened in Israel and has been accepted to more than 50 international film festivals around the globe, including Montreal, Seattle, Palm Springs, Zlin, Taiwan, Los Angles and many more, and has won various prizes.
Between the years 2006-2012 he directed three short films: "A moment before takeoff" (2010), " The Black Bag" (2012) and " Sandcastles" (2015) and "Crash" (2017). He is now working on a new full length feature film script "What a beuitiful Child" developed by the Rabinovitch fund in Israel. In 2007 he founded the firs t international children's film festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Omri is the academic director of the Maale film school in Jerusalem since 2007. In 2017 he produced and directed the short film "Crash" staring Renana Raz and Dan Shapira. The film is nominated for best short film of the year at the 2018 annual Ofir awards (The Israeli Oscars).