Arik Moran is an Israeli film and television director who is best known for his work on the television series “Mossad 101” and the feature films “The Wedding Plan” and “The Kind Words”. He was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and attended the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, graduating in 1999. He began his career directing music videos for Israeli pop stars before moving into television.
Moran has directed a variety of television shows, including the popular Israeli drama “Mossad 101”, which tells the story of a group of Mossad agents as they carry out secret missions in various countries around the world. He also directed the award-winning drama “Bikur Hatizmoret” and the comedy “Tipat Mazal”. In 2005, he directed his first feature film, “The Wedding Plan”, which was selected as the Israeli entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards.
Moran’s second feature film, “The Kind Words”, was released in 2015 and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. The film follows the story of three adult siblings who travel to Israel in search of their absent father. The film was praised by critics for its exploration of family dynamics and its thoughtful portrayal of Israeli society.
Moran has also directed a number of television commercials for Israeli and international companies, including Samsung, Microsoft, and Israeli airlines. He has also directed documentaries, including the award-winning “The Last Flute”, which tells the story of a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust who is trying to find her lost family.
Moran is a prolific filmmaker who has won numerous awards for his work, including several Israeli Film Academy Awards. He is also the recipient of the Ophir Award for Best Director, which is Israel’s equivalent of the Academy Award for Best Director. His films are known for their thoughtful exploration of family dynamics and the contemporary Israeli society.