Eldad Appel Eilat

Founder  – Creative Director

Eldad has close to 20 years of experience in the film and television industries as a producer, director and screenwriter, during which time he was involved in over 200 productions.  Eldad is recognized as a creative force with the ability to provide award-winning ideas and inspiration to a wide variety of audiences.  Eldad’s latest works include several high-profile music videos that instantly went viral and have been seen by over a million YouTube viewers.  

Eldad is a graduate of the University of Southern California film school.

Eli Wurtzel

Founder – Technical Director

Eli has over 15 years of experience in the CG animation and entertainment fields including animation, game development, production and studio management.

Eli founded and managed DPS Israel, a 3D Animation studio that employed over 150 animators, engineers and programmers.  Eli’s television credits include “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, “Monster Monster Trucks”, and his feature film credits include “Happily N’ever After” and ”Everyone’s Hero”.  Eli holds a BS in Finance from Touro College.

ZOHAR SHAHAR

Animation Director

A graduate of the Bezalel art academy in Jerusalem, Zohar has over 20 years of experience in animation.  He began his career as a 2D classical animator and later specialised in cut out and 3D animation. Zohar was one the 8 animator team that worked on the Oscar nominated “Waltz with Bashir”. Through his career he has worked on many animated productions ranging from commercials, to tv series’ and feature films.  Zohar was a lead 3d character animator in Snowball studios. In the last 2 years Zohar works in ARenu Studio as a storyboard artist, animation director and project manager.

YEHUDA WURTZEL

Advisory board

Yehuda Wurtzel was the founder of Jerusalem Productions where he wrote, produced, and directed “Lights,” the first animated export from Israel to run as a Holiday Special on NBC, and in subsequent seasons on the ABC Television Network and The Disney Channel for 7 seasons.  He later became Head of Production at IDT Entertainment which, at its peak delivered more minutes of prime-time animation than any company in the world, including all animation for “The Simpsons,” “King of the Hill,” and “Spiderman” (the animated TV series for MTV). The company was acquired by Liberty Media’s Starz Entertainment in 2007.  Since then he has served as consultant to the Avi Chai Foundations film and television initiative.

SHLOMO KALISH

Advisory board

Shlomo is a venture industry veteran. He is the founder of Jerusalem Global, and a Managing Partner in Vaizra Investments. Shlomo is a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion and the Jerusalem College of Technology. He has a PhD in Operations Research and a MSc in Business from MIT. Shlomo started his career as an IAF fighter pilot. His current companies are: Moovit, Ginger, Lumus, and Powermat
Past investments include: Wilocity, Mellanox, Galileo, Creo, PictureVision, QXL.com, Saifun, PowerDsine, AtHoc, Oridion, Accord Video