Obelis Productions

Ban nothing Question everything

A Film and Television Initiative

FILMS

Obelis Productions was established by producers Jonathan Sagall and Guy Allon for the purpose of creating new innovative feature films and providing a home for original thinkers, filmmakers from around the world, eager to break the mold, take a crack at controversy and probe the human condition.

Obelis Productions also offers full production services in the United Kingdom and in Israel  –  from finding the ideal landscape/venue/staircase down to tracking the best talent/crew/coffee, covering all formats including film, television and other media that require facilitating.

 

FILM PRODUCTION CREDITS:

 

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 Lipstikka (Odem) – 90 mins, UK/Israel 2011 – Berlinale 2011 (Official competition), 2 Best Actress Awards, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival (Competition) and the Toronto International Film Festival 2011 (Official Selection). Written & Directed by Jonathan Sagall

 

 

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Urban Feel (Kesher Ir)  – 103 mins, Israel 1999 – Berlinale (Official Competition), Winner Best Film – Haifa International Film Festival 1999, Best Film & Best Screenplay – Valencia International Film Festival 1999, Best Film – Sophia Film Festival 1999, Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress – Israeli Academy Awards 1999

 

 

 

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT:


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 The Man Disappeared a fiction drama by Jonathan Sagall. An Israeli opera director is hired by a Berlin opera theatre. As he struggles to complete his artistic mission, he is overshadowed by past events which may be beyond his ability to fix. This project has won development funding from the Israel Film Fund 2016 and is currently in casting and pre-production

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 International Day of the Blind

 

 International Day of the Blind a fiction drama by Jonathan Sagall. This project has reached the final stages of “production packaging” with the Israel Film Fund and is seeking co-production partners

 

 

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  Three Guys & A Butcher Shop a new comedy by Christopher Williamson & Jonathan Sagall. The reunion story of three friends, portrayed by the three leading actors from “Eis Am Stiel” (Lemon Popsicle).  A production collaboration with United King Films (Israel)l

 


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Vodka An English language remake of Jonathan Sagall’s award winning film “Urban Feel” (Kesher Ir)  – A modern urban tale about marriage and relationships in the big city

ABOUT

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Jonathan Sagall
Writer – Director – Producer

Born Toronto, Canada. Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London England.

“Lipstikka” (Odem, Israel/UK 2011), his second feature film as writer-director-producer, was presented in Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011, in Competition at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 2011 (where it won two Best Actress awards), and in the Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011 and in competition at the Seattle International Film Festival 2012.

“Urban Feel” (Israel 1999), his first feature film as writer-director-producer, was presented in Competition the Berlin International Film Festival 1999 and won numerous national and International awards.

“Drifting” (Nagua, Israel 1983), his first feature film as co-producer and leading actor, was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival 1984 and won various Israeli National Awards including Best Film, Best Leading Actor, Best Photography and Best Screenplay.

Sagall also wrote and directed two independent shorts, “Zerach Lipshitz’ Last Little Vacation” and “At Home” (Babait) both presented in national and international film festivals. Wrote and directed three stage plays – “Lea Goes Out On The Street”, “Cockroach” and “Easy Fixes to a Shitty Life”. His series of short stories “The Lonely Life of Hugo Asparagus” were published in the Israeli press. He was a regular staff writer on the Israeli-Palestinian production of “Sesame Street”.

Among his many Film & TV acting credits are ‘Bobby’ in the popular Israeli film series “Lemon Popsicle” (Eis Am Stiel), Robbie in Amos Guttman’s Drifting (Nagua), ‘Poldek Pfefferberg’ in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”, ‘Emanuel’ in his own film “Urban Feel”, and ‘Asaf Refaeli’ in the Israeli Television drama series “Hamakom”.

 

Guy Allon
Producer

Guy Allon is an independent UK film producer with over ten years experience in producing high quality original content for the corporate, commercial and entertainment industry.

Coming from a line producing background he’s well versed in all aspects of production and has extensive experience working with Asia and the Far East.

Credits include ‘City Rats’ ; ‘In Your Dreams’ ; ‘Keith Lemon – The Movie’ and ‘Lipstikka’.

services

Obelis productions delivers comprehensive production support and services for feature films, TV commercials, TV series, music videos, documentaries and digital content project in the UK and in Israel. Obelis strives to fulfill your requirements and deliver what’s necessary on time and on budget.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

Location scouting and hiring – Travel arrangements within the country – Accommodations and logistics – Casting main performers and background artists – Creative Talent including Directors, DoP’s, Heads of Departments – Props, set dress, wardrobe, make-up facilities Camera, lighting & grip equipment hire – Production space hire and set-up.

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