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Shimon Shai


Shimon Shai was born in Georgia in 1976 and grew up in Jerusalem.


He holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from The University of East London, and worked as a Marketing Vice President in a construction company in Israel.


He began his studies at the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School – Jerusalem in 2003 and graduated with honors. His short film Road Marks (2006) won 8 international prizes and competed in more than 30 international festivals, Venice Film Festival 2006 among them.


He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2007.


In 2013 he released a 50 minute film, The Survivor, which he wrote, directed and produced. The film was screened in Israel's cinematheques.


Paradise will be his first feature film.

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