Danae Elon graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 1995. Her graduation film Never Again, Forever earned her a National Kodak award in cinematography as well as a Golden Spire award and a special mention at the Chicago International film festival of 1996. The film participated in many international film festivals including IDFA and Jerusalem Film Festival. After graduating from NYU she proceeded to work as a cinematographer and director both independently and for Discovery Espagnol. She photographed and produced CUT with Palestinian filmmaker Nizar Hassan, as well as directed a short film called Wild Mint. Her first feature documentary was Another Road Home in 2004, which premiered at the Tribeca film festival, and was theatrically released in the US. The film screened in many international film festivals including IDFA, LA film festival, Hot Docs and others. It was broadcast on the BBC, Al Jazeera, TV2, Channel 8, YLE and more. Her second feature documentary film Partly Private won the best NY film at the Tribeca film festival 2007. It was broadcast on ARTE France, Channel 8, Vision TV, TV Ontario and Canal V. In 2009 Danae was the recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship in Film.
Over the years she has received various grants from the Sundance Institute as well the Israeli New Foundation for film and television, the Hartley Film Foundation, the Rothschild Foundation and others.
P.S Jerusalem is her third feature length film.
Paul Cadieux is one of Canada’s leading and most active film and television producers. Among numerous other awards, he has won a Genie Award for Best Motion Picture for the Oscar-nominated Les Triplettes de Belleville.
In his more than three decades as a producer, co-producer, executive producer and distributor, Paul often prefers to operate out of the limelight yet has been centrally involved in dozens of major Canadian and international projects and hundreds of television episodes ranging from children’s animation series to thriller feature films, romantic comedies, travel shows, reality programming, international co-productions, feature documentaries and TV series of pretty much every stripe in both English and French.
Filmmaker and editor, Sophie Farkas Bolla was born in Montréal and became involved in both visual and performing arts at a very young age. She attended Concordia University in Film Production and graduated in 2006. Soon after, she began working as a film editor while continuing to develop her own films. In 2009, she directed Chronicles by the Other, which enjoyed a good festival run and in 2012 she completed her second short entitled, Istvan and the Fur Trout, a cinematic tale about growing up and disillusionment. When monsters were Real is her third film and explores our fears from childhood. She is also writing her first feature, Nagypapa, a dramatic comedy evolving in a charming, yet particular family.
When Sophie is not working on her own projects, she is also an editor. She has edited, among others, the award winning, Antoine(2009) by Laura Bari, United States of Africa (2011) by Yanick Létourneau and L’Autisme au gré du vent (2012) by Françoise Lavoie-Pilote.
A native of Toulouse, France, Olivier Alary is a Montreal-based musician and composer. After a degree in architecture, Alary moved to London to study composition.
Olivier has released several albums and collaborated with numerous artists including Bjork, Cat Power and Lou Barlow amongst others.
Since 2007, he has also provided soundtrack for several feature-length films and documentaries, some of which have received prestigious awards and screenings worldwide (Berlinale, Sundance, TIFF, Locarno, IDFA).
(Benoit Dame is a Grammy and Gemini award-winning creative audio designer. His passion is crafting absorbing, fascinating narratives with sound. Hopelessly infatuated with music at the age of 10, he traded his drum kit for a synthesizer that kept him busy all through his teens, endlessly experimenting with sound textures. A student of l’Université de Montréal’s film program, for the past 20 years he’s collaborated with renowned filmmakers such as Philippe Baylaucq, Carlos Ferrand, Helen Doyle, André Melançon and Xavier Dolan to develop audio landscapes that are equal parts intricate and immersive – to better to match the intense visual experience for the viewer. Benoit is committed to the documentary form and as such has contributed to many world-class productions with The National Film Board of Canada and InformAction Productions. His previous adventures in location sound recording, radio programming, theatre and live sound, projection and music recording permit him to actively research, shape, challenge and imagine elements, events and environments for sound art picture.