Dan Bar Hava joined the film world with a perspective honed through an intensive musical background. Born In Jerusalem and a graduate of the Hebrew University and the Rubin Music Academy, Dan moved to NYC to complete a Masters Degree in Classical Composition and Jazz Piano at the Manhattan School of Music. When he’s not working on a project, Dan teaches composition and film scoring in the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division.
Dan composed the sound track for the documentary Living for Tomorrow about women pioneers of the Zionist movement and for the thriller The Empath, featuring Dan Lauria. In addition to composing and producing the soundtrack, Dan co-wrote and co-produced Falling Star, AKA Goyband, a feature film staring Adam Pascal, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Davidson & Tovah Feldshuh.
Film (Comedy) Composer Goyband is a romantic comedy that fuses music and pop culture with a satirical (albeit gentle) look into Orthodox Judaism and Kabbalah. The word "Goy" is Yiddish for a non-Jewish male. In our story, Adam Pascal of "Rent" fame plays ex-boyband pop star, Bobby Starr. Bobby Starr is booked to headline the grand opening of the first Kosher Casino in the Catskills, (hence the title Goyband.) The reason Bobby gets this unlikely booking is that the daughter of the hotel owner, Rebekkah (played by Amy Davidson of "8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter") has a secret crush on him - hiring him to perform live at the hotel is her last act of rebellion before committing to her arranged marriage. Written by Chris Grimm and Christa McNamee
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Living for Tomorrow
Film (Documentary) Composer Director Dekel's grandmother, along with other young idealists from Eastern Europe, immigrated to Palestine in the 1920s resolved to build the kibbutz movement. Now in their 80s and 90s, these pioneer women offer candid evaluations of their youthful challenges and sacrifices. Written by National Center for Jewish Film