Dani Menkin, born on June 22, 1970 is an Israeli filmmaker director, screenwriter and film producer.
He is an Israeli Academy Award Winning filmmaker for 39 Pounds of Love (2005). The film written, produced and directed by him, has been sold to HBO, and was short listed for the Oscars.
His latest feature film Is That You? (2014) found success at several International Film Festivals, such as Hollywood, Montreal, Haifa and Syracuse Film Festival, the 28th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Film Festivals across the US. It has also won Best Indie Film of the Year award (2014), and has been nominated for the Best Film of the Year award (2014) by the Israeli Academy.
His award winning film Dolphin Boy (2011) won among several nominations and awards, the Jury Mention Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. The movie was sold to over 20 countries around the globe, and has been bought by Disney for a fiction adaptation.
He wrote, produced and directed the award winning film Je t'aime - I love you Terminal (2010). The film has participated and won International Festivals, including Best Feature film award at Houston International film festival.
In 2005, Menkin created his own Independent film production Hey Jude Productions.
In 2001, he worked in a series for National Geographic Society.
Dani Menkin is a co-producer and a creator-partner of Ilan Heitner for the Israeli cult indie film Wisdom of the Pretzel, which is one of the most successful independent feature films in Israeli cinema.
He is a speaker and film juror at International Festivals around the world as well as a film professor in American and Israelis Universities and Colleges.
background image: still frame from the movie Is That you? (2014)