Private Project


HOLD ONTO THE TOP (Israel 2019)
A leading actress in a play facing the circumstances of her choices, while another actress decide to confront her, or perhaps take her down. She is standing in front of an hard decision if hurting her friend in order to achieve her own goals or change the loop she got herself into. A sensitive story, about the devil hiding inside each one of us, and the way one choose to deal with it. The moment of glory after stepping on other foots. The story is accompanying with a strong visual language letting us in the behind the scenes, show us the circle of our soul while getting in to the hidden life of the theater.

  • Maayane Bouhnik
  • Gadi Yampel
  • Maayane Bouhnik
  • Gadi Yampel
  • Maayane Bouhnik
    Director of photography
  • Maayane Bouhnik
  • Tuti Ninio
    Key Cast
  • Aviv Horovitz
    Key Cast
  • Liat Orbach
    Key Cast
  • Tomer Bar
    Original music
  • Roy Maayan
  • Roee Bokobza
  • Ella Dagan
    1st AD
  • Guy Shapiro
    1st AC
  • Amit Boris
    Best Boy
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
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    Digital 4k
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Director Biography - Gadi Yampel

Gadi Yample is a young filmmaker, originally from Tel Aviv. He is working on different projects from music videos to short films with a strong visual language. He is known for is special visual point of view and creative thinking. Gadi is passioned about filmmaking from young age, and started his way already when he was 8. He studied filmmaking in an high school of arts "Thelma Yellin", and later served as a photographer in the Israeli Defence Force's film unit.
Maayane and Gadi met back in high school and since than they have a strong creative connection. They wrote together "HOLD ONTO THE TOP", and split the filmmaking work. Maayane was working on the cinematography, editing and production, and Gadi was working on the direction. They Brought together a team, and independently manage to bring the scrip to life.

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