On the Side

Friday afternoon. Ella and Yaeli, best friends for years, return drunk and happily from the beach. On their way home, a Police-Officer stops the two on the side of the road to check whether Ella drives drunk. When Ella does not pass the test, the girls have to decide whether to obey the law rather than remain loyal to one another.

  • Alma Hemmo
    Director
  • Alma Hemmo
    Writer
  • Dean Ben-Dror
    Producer
  • Liel Sand
    Producer
  • Yaeli Rozenblit
    Key Cast
    “Ella”
  • Rimon Carmi
    Key Cast
    “Yaeli”
  • Amir Yerushalmi
    Key Cast
    “Roni”
  • Shauly Melamed
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    בשוליים
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Israel
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel
  • Language:
    Hebrew
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Haifa International Film Festival
    Haifa
    Israel
    September 26, 2018
    Israeli Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Warsaw International Film Festival
    Warsaw
    Poland
    October 18, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cinemed International Film Festival
    Montpellier
    France
    October 24, 2018
    Official Selection - Award From Short to Long Competition
  • Early Bird Student Film Festival
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    November 5, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alma Hemmo

Alma Hemmo is a 25 years old filmmaker based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Currently in the last year of BA studies in Steve Tisch school of film and television, Tel Aviv University.

Her first short film, "On the Side" which she has written and directed has been presented in many Israeli and International Festivals in Europe, and was also screened in Gala events around the world.

In her third year as a student, she was chosen by the school to participate in "Looking China"- a Chinese project based in Beijing for short documentary films. The film "Botanica" was created in one-month, which Alma directed, produced, filmed, and edited, telling the story of the owner of Botanica, a restaurant in the heart of Beijing.

These days, she has finished co-creating her Final Film Project, "Hagar", together with her partner Shauly Melamed.

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