An Israeli-born-Vancouver-based award-winning indie filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in the media industry. During his career, Shahar worked on the printed press, radio, live TV, the Internet, and feature films. He studied film art and television in Israel and media and communication at SFU in Vancouver.
In 2012 he self-published his first children's book, THE ORDINARY PRINCE., which is available on Amazon.
In 2015 our team produced a short film, which he directed, NOTE IN THE OAK, featuring Carmel Amit in the lead role. "Note in the Oak" screened in 10 film festivals internationally, including New York, L.A, London, Rome, Copenhagen, and Vancouver. 
In 2017 our second effort was the short film  "The Actress and the Landlord", with Yvette Benson as a lead.  It won the "Outstanding short film" award at the 2017 Hollywood Golden Film Awards and "Outstanding Actress in a short film" at the same competition. 
In 2019 his short script "Change of Heart" won "Best short script" at the L.A-"Under the stars" film festival. 
We went on and developed a feature screenplay from the idea of NOTE IN THE OAK; this script reached the finals stages at the International Screenwriting Hollywood Awards in 2020 and was a semi-finalist at the Emerging screenwriter's awards and Seattle screenplay honors in the same year. 
In the summer of 2020, we finished editing our new short film, "Her Own End" staring Sophia Johnson and directed by Dani Ben Halevi; the short is currently doing its festival run. 
Shahar is an associate member of the Director's Guild of Canada, BC branch, since 2017.  I work regularly on set for different shows and movies for CW, Hallmark, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Netflix, and many more. 
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Change of Heart
    Short Script
    NOTE IN THE OAK (Screenplay)
    Screenplay
    The Go-To Guy
    Screenplay
    The Actress and The Landlord 2017
    Short
    NOTE IN THE OAK2014
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    The Actress and The Landlord 2017
    Short
    NOTE IN THE OAK2014
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Her Own End 2020
    Short
Official Selection
NOTE IN THE OAK (Screenplay)
New York screenplay awards
2021
Official Selection
NOTE IN THE OAK (Screenplay)
Filmmatic Drama screenplay awards
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Semi Finalist
NOTE IN THE OAK (Screenplay)
Seattle International Screenwriting Honors
Seattle, WA
2020
Semi Finalist - Drama
NOTE IN THE OAK (Screenplay)
Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Finalist
NOTE IN THE OAK (Screenplay)
FISA
L.A
2019
Semi Finalist
NOTE IN THE OAK
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, California
2018
Outstanding Short film
Change of Heart
US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award
Los Angeles, California
2017
Outstanding Short film
The Actress and The Landlord
US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award
Los Angeles, California
2017
Finalist
NOTE IN THE OAK
Doc Cinema
Rome
2016
College
Haifa University
Film art and Television
19921995
Birth Date
March 4, 1970
Current City
Vancouver, BC.
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