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Finding Abraham

A group of young Arabs and Israelis join together for road trip across the desert. In the wake of recent Peace Agreements between their countries, they're on a journey ... to find Abraham. Confidently calling themselves 'The Leaders of Tomorrow', the cast of self-declared Influencers are diverse, opinionated, funny, emotional and often naive. Can their friendships transcend politics? Is their 'activism' genuine or merely an adjective added to a Linkedin bio? Is their concept of Peace anything more than just a hashtag for Instagram? And are the Abraham Accords a true Peace or a Business Networking Arrangement? This short film offers an honest, open, challenging, unconventional insight into a peace process that, rooted in Religious conflict, is as much about profits as prophets. Visually stunning, and with a wild, rich originally composed soundtrack, Finding Abraham has found a whole new film genre.

  • Malcolm Green
  • Malcolm Green
  • Malcolm Green
  • Justin Cohen
  • Sharon Daniel
  • Shahar Magram,
  • Yehonatan Shubely
  • Shalev Yehud
  • Yifat Prestelnik
  • Ashager Ararao
    Key Cast
  • Hussein Aboubakr Mansour
    Key Cast
  • Hallel Silverman
    Key Cast
  • Saoud Saqer
    Key Cast
  • Emtiyaz Radman Saleh
    Key Cast
  • Yusuf Mohamed Ahmed Yusuf
    Key Cast
  • Matan Dansker
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Kedem
  • Toby Dashwood
  • Gary Betts
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Language:
    Arabic, English, Hebrew
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Distribution Information
  • Hedva Goldschmidt
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Malcolm Green

As a writer and film director, Malcolm Green has won over 700 international creative awards for documentaries, short films, advertising and branded entertainment. From Cannes Lions to D&AD Pencils to Clio’s to One Show to British Television Arrows to ... well, pretty much everything, his campaigns have helped not only transform businesses but fund charities, tackle social issues and recruit teachers and nurses.

Hi recent film Edek - a hip-hop retelling of a tragic story of the Holocaust - was a major hit at festivals around the world. It is now part of the UK curriculum for students.

Globally, Malcolm has written and directed campaigns for eBay, Tetra Pak, Maersk, Exxon-Mobil, Millicom, General Motors, Disney, Unilever, Financial Times, Adidas and Coca-Cola. In 2016 Malcolm won Gold and Silver at the Cannes Dolphin Awards and Gold at the Global PR Week Awards for three separate campaigns which he both wrote and directed.

His recent global film series for Maersk has been nominated for 26 international content awards. and ‘swept the board’ at the Cannes Dolphins with an unprecedented 8 major awards, including five category Golds, the overall Black Dolphins for Best Director and Best Film and the rare White Grand Prix. It also picked up the Platinum award at the Global Marcomms Festival. Additionally, his recent short film for the National Holocaust Centre also won a Gold Award at the Charity Film of the Year Awards held at BAFTA.

Outside branded content and advertising, Malcolm made a series of shorts about London gang members at the request of Prince William (who also featured) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Created to address issues of social deprivation, addiction and violence amongst the young, Malcolm was also asked to take a series of large still photographic cast portraits, which were framed and exhibited at St James Palace. At the same time, his short film ‘Pearls’ was voted a Best of The Best at the Fujifilm International Short Film Festival as well as picking up prizes in both the UK and USA.

Malcolm has just completed a new film for the United Nations, to be screened globally in March 2018.

Additionally, Malcolm has written lyrics to UK hits as well as enjoying an ongoing creative collaboration with legendary Bruce Springsteen guitarist and Sopranos star Steven van Zandt. He was also invited by Steven Spielberg and John Williams to write lyrics to the theme from ‘Schindler's List’ for a major UN anti-racism initiative.

Today, Malcolm writes and directs TVC's, branded movies and short documentaries, his work appearing on a multitude of screens and devices. He's more curious and passionate than ever, and has embraced new channels and technologies with energy and vigour. He also acts as a mentor to several creative and Advertising businesses and sits on the board of two AdTech startups. He also speaks regularly about Creativity and digital film-making at forums and workshops around the world, including London Social Media Week, Telenor Brand Academy and at the London Business School. He also advises several charitable and educational bodies and is actively involved in the promotion of sport and physical activity amongst ‘digital youth’, in particular helping to reverse the UK childhood obesity rate.

Some of Malcolm’s recent work can be viewed at

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Director Statement

So this has been months in the making, but we’re now almost ready for release. ‘Finding Abraham’ is a film about Peace and features a group of young people, formerly sworn enemies and now BFF’s. Or so they say. It’s a Road Movie across the desert - a journey of discovery, to find out what exactly a Peace Agreement means in 2021. Is it genuinely the establishment of bonds between people, an end to conflict and hatred? Or is it a Business Networking Event, primarily driven by profits (as opposed to Prophets) rather than Purpose? Does the word Peace even carry the same weight as before, or has it now been reduced to a hashtag #Peace ? And is the term ‘Activist’ just an adjective added to a LinkedIn Bio rather than a mark of sacrifice, protest, change and vision? And, ultimately, does any of it really matter if the net result is that two groups of people stop killing each other and start building with each other? The film itself is a somewhat uncoventional documentary, bit weird in parts and - I hope - entertaining as well as informative. The love and effort that went into it’s making by my amazing team has been truly inspirational and I’m grateful to them for making me look cleverer and more creative than I really am. And, yes, a sequel is already on the horizon. Unusually, the film will not be viewable on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo or any online channels, at least for some time. My feeling is that a film that is ostensibly about human beings coming together should be experienced in the same way. Not alone. Not in a bubble of one. Too many people to thank here, although I must make a special mention of gratitude to Goldcrest Post London