An Israeli-born-Vancouver-based award-winning indie filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in the media industry. Shahar worked on the printed press, radio, live TV, the Internet, and feature films during his career. 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 final 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, winning awards in L.A and London and semi-finalist in New York film awards and The Indie horror film festival.
Shahar has been 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.