Hounds

A Film by Omer Tobi

Synopsis

For sixteen years Iris Kadosh has been the keeper of the museum’s exhibits, with much dedication and no complaints. One day she arrives to work to find out that the museum’s operational manager has left and she will be taking her place. The good news is tainted by Iris’ involvement in an accident, one that causes the museum to shut down and brings about an investigation. Iris must work her way through the ever growing anxiety she feels and the colorful and crude ensemble of workers that hover around her. She must face dark questions on ethics, good vs. bad, and decide how far she will go in order to keep the great position she was offered just that morning. The tragic and amusing dynamics between the museum’s employees creates an opera of marginal and rejected characters searching for any shred of respect from the world.

Director

  • Picture of Omer Tobi © Omer Tobi

    Omer Tobi

    Omer Tobi is a writer/director and was born in 1989 to parents of Moroccan and Tunisian origin. He has directed commercials and music videos for Israel’s top artists and his first drama series, commissioned by Israel’s largest broadcaster, is currently in production. Tobi’s work as part of Arisa, a Tel-Aviv party collective which he founded, was lauded by Haaretz as “one of the most positive and optimistic changes to have occurred in Israeli culture in general”. His video work has been screened all over the globe - from Tokyo to the Sao Paolo Mix-Brasil Film Festival. He currently resides in Jaffa.

Awards + Festivals

  • *Best Comedy*
    25th ASPEN FILM SHORTSFEST FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aspen, USA) April 5, 2016
  • 9th TLVFEST – THE TEL AVIV INTERNATL. LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tel Aviv, Israel)June 6, 2016
  • 17th TEL AVIV STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL‭ (Official Selection, Opening Film, Tel Aviv, Israel)June 9, 2016
  • 36th SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALJuly 21, 2016
  • *Best Short Film*
    32nd HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Haifa, Israel) October 15, 2016
  • 11th SHORTS MÉXICO – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MÉXICO (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)September 1, 2016
  • 27th NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, LA, USA)October 12, 2016
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM*
    DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, NSW, Australia)October 27, 2016
  • 36th PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Israeli Shorts Program, Pennsylvania, USA) November 5, 2016
  • 5th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)November 6, 2016
  • 6th WEYAUWEGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wisconsin, USA)November 9, 2016
  • *LIVE ACTION SHORT SPECIAL MENTION FOR COMEDIC NARRATIVE*
    30th AFI FEST (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)November 10, 2016
  • 14th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SIGNES DE NUIT (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 24, 2016
  • 14th BOGOTÁ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - BOGOSHORTS (Official Selection, Colombia)December 6, 2016
  • 11th ZUBROFFKA - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Whole Wide World Competition, Bialystok, Poland)December 7, 2016
  • 5th SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 10, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 20th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Poland)February 20, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KOLKATA (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 6, 2017
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • 6th KYIV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)April 19, 2017
  • 2nd NEAR NAZARETH FETSIVAL (NNF) (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)May 23, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • BOGOSHORTS UNDER THE MOON (Official Selection, Bogota, Colombia)August 17, 2017
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING 2018 (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)March 8, 2018

Crew

Director
Omer Tobi
Screenplay
Omer Tobi
Producer
Gil Sima, Sima films
Director of Photography
Matan Radin
Art Direction
Dan Moukatel, Shir Kaplan, Kfir Shabat, Tomer Zajonce
Costume Design
Mazal Hason, Dor Dov Tulchinsky
Sound
Vitaliy Grinshpun
Editor
Daniel Avitzor, Roni Ben Gal
Sound Design
Shachaf Vagshal
Music
Nimrod Gilboa

Details

Running Time
30.00
Shooting Format
Alexa, 2k – HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM AGENCY DIRECTOR

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

SALES AGENCY

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DISTRIBUTOR

Michelle Pose‏

mposedist@gmail.com

PRODUCER

Gil Sima

boshes87@gmail.com