My name is Matan Tal and I was born in 1992 in Rishon LeZion, Israel.
I started as a prodigy for Rika Berkovich, a well-known Israeli children’s books author. She encouraged me and taught me all about writing compelling literature. When I was 11, she published my debut book: The Wonderful journey to Shotafun (Be’er publishing).
I was an Infantry Sniper in the IDF for 3 years (2011-2014), but it was a mostly uneventful service, nothing to make a film about.
Afterwards, I solo travelled through East Africa (climbed Kilimanjaro among other mountains) and through the European alps.
I was rejected 6 times from film schools. Luckily.
Then, I started Film theory studies in Tel Aviv University. and on my 3rd year led a mutiny in the corrupt film department. We managed to change the rules of the department so even students that majored in theoretical studies could do practical stuff, like: make short films & study some courses like cinematography (so they would have more of a chance at the job market after graduation).
In 2020, I’ve completed my feature length documentary The Same Snowy Ground. And currently, I’m in the process of creating a web series about dead artists, space and intertwined time. The Invention of Chris Marker was the first among them.
I’m living in Berlin, Germany.
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