Killing Ourselves

Maya takes her parents and sister to the desert in order to film them for an additional scene in her film. But the day of filming turns into a never-ending family argument, and it becomes unclear whether they will even manage to cooperate and become a team.

  • Maya Yadlin
  • Maya Yadlin
  • Encore Films
  • Israel Yadlin
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  • Stella Yadlin
    Key Cast
  • Dana Yadlin
    Key Cast
  • Maya Yadlin
    Key Cast
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    15 minutes
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    January 1, 2022
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Director Biography - Maya Yadlin

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 8.4.92. From 2009 – 2010 she studied cinema in ”Hadarim high school” and worked on many film sets. From 2014 – 2019 she was a student in “Minshar school of art” in Tel Aviv. Since 2014 she has been working as a freelance editor. Most of her films she writes are about her family and in which she plays along with her real family members. Her first short film, in the third year in “Minshar” (2019), was “Fine” which participated in many festivals around the world. Like the Warsaw Film Festival, Filmschoolfest Munich- prized for the “most original film” + ” the audience's favorite”, and was nominated as a member of the jury the year after. Her second short film in 2020, “As You Like”, was sponsored by “Rabinovich Foundation" and premiered at "Show Me Shorts Film Festival", New Zealand. In 2022 she directed and wrote the short film “Killing ourselves”, sponsored by “Gesher Film Foundation” and premiered at “Jerusalem film festival “ and won the Best Live Action Film. In addition, during her studies she produced a number of films for her classmates and made some more short and experimental films, which won prizes. Today she is filming a short film “Khachapuri Tutorial”, sponsored by “The New Fund for Cinema and TV” and writing her feature film.

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