Amanda Sthers

Amanda Sthers was born in Paris and now lives in Los Angeles. She has written eleven novels, which have been translated into more than fifteen languages. To highlight just of few of these works, her 2005 novel Chicken Street was named by the Italian press as the Best Book of the Year; her 2007 novel Madeleine has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. She wrote the best selling only authorized biography of the French superstar Johnny Hallyday and her 2015 novel Promises ( Les Promesses) was named by Elle magazine as one of its picks for top ten novels of the year and selected in all the prestigious French literary prizes. Her most recent novel ‘Holy Lands’ is out now from Bloomsbury.

Giula Clara Kessous

Actress and director Guila Clara Kessous is an expert in theatre and human rights. She gained her doctorate under the direction of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel and holds the title of UNESCO Artist for Peace. She has produced and directed over twenty performances on stage, collaborating with famous artists and activists such as John Malkovich, Malala Yousafzai and Boris Cyrulnik. She is also the author of the book “Theatre and sacred in the Jewish tradition” (PUF, 2012).

Jeff El-Eini

Jeff El-Eini est un acteur, scénariste et producteur suisse primé. Il a joué dans La Maison du Bonheur, Supercondriaque, Pédale Dure, et The Art of Saying Goodbye. Jeff a également cofondé Be True Productions, une boite de production indépendante basée à New-York.

Irene Menéndez

Irène Menéndez est une actrice, scénariste et productrice espagnole primée. Irène a cofondé Be True Productions, une boite de production indépendante basée à New-York. Récemment, elle a travaillé sur Wedding in New York, The Art of Saying Goodbye et a tenu le rôle principal dans la pièce de l’ Off Broadway Julia Pastrana.

Jonathan Allouche

Jonathan Allouche est un auteur, responsable de publication et scénariste français. Jonathan a écrit pour la télévision, la radio et le web, et a coécrit la nouvelle adaptation d’Un sac de billes. Il officie en tant que consultant pour les programmes de la chaine internationale i24news.

Becky Read

Becky Read is a BAFTA and PGA nominated documentary producer with a background in current affairs. After working at a UK national newspaper she joined Channel 4’s in house current affairs commissioning department working for the editor of Channel 4’s flagship current affairs strand Dispatches. 

A move into production saw Becky working on an investigation into the News of the World phone-hacking scandal before developing and producing a range of documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Discovery Channel and National Geographic on subjects ranging from the financial crisis to the death penalty. More recently, Becky produced ‘Life and Death in Chicago’ for the BBC, looking at the escalating rate of shootings in America’s third biggest city, and a documentary about a rare form of dementia in Channel 4’s ‘Dealing With Dad’. 

Becky has just directed her first film, a documentary for the BBC about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February 2018. The film follows 5 of the survivors in the immediate aftermath of the shooting and follows some of the students in their campaign for stricter gun control in America.

Three Identical Strangers is her first feature documentary. 

 

Maya Dagan

Maya Dagan won an Ophir Award for her dramatic role in Avi Nesher’s 2013 acclaimed film The Matchmaker. Dagan also received the Most Promising Actress Award for her role in Letters to Noa and the Best Actress Award for her remarkable performance as Fanny Brice in Israel’s National Theater’s A Funny Girl.