Don Barak

Don Barak

Screenwriter, Director and Actor

Los Angeles, California

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About Don

Don Barak is an international award-winning filmmaker, writer, author, actor, producer and lecturer. He has a BFA from the Tel-Aviv Tisch School for Film and Television in the Tel-Aviv University. Among the films he’s produced, the short “Elevation” (2013) won several international awards, was theatrically released and broadcasted on Israel’s national network. He also held several management positions in several competitions of The Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival, the biggest student film and highly revered student film festival in the world. In recent years, he also wrote and directed several commercials and promotional shorts, and works as a script doctor and consultant for production companies around the world. He also lectures internationally on storytelling, creative writing and cinema through the international speakers’ agency “Spy Legends”, and is a council member of the Israeli “Screens Unconference”, sponsored by inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Yossi Vardi.
He has also been working as a film critic and writer, publishing articles periodically since 2013.

In 2019, he had a personal column on “.il” – Israel’s leading cinema online magazine. He is also the writer and editor of the non-fiction book “The Short Screenplay Book”, which was co-published by the Tel-Aviv University, The Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival and the Israeli Writers’ Guild. Copies of which are held in every film school, professional guild and national library in Israel; as it is used in several film schools’ curriculum.


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