Director/visual artist Shai Levy & Sara Herrlander make their debut on NAKID today with their spectacular short film documentary, episode 1 “Closer” as part of a 2-episode arc. A video portrait series about the value of authenticity in the reflective age of social media, instagram in particular. As such, it raises questions about the nature of the “self-curated-self” and it’s visibility. Contrary to observational documentaries, on top of audio-visual documentation of the protagonists, the films include the protagonists’ own, self-made video and photo materials that contributed to the projects vision for informative perspective. The result is a collaborative product showcasing a highly intimate encounter with the subjects.
Shai Levy is a director of photography, photographer and a Filmmaker, born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. Living and working in Berlin since 2001, he shot 2 feature films and award winning documentaries for TV and the big screen, commercials and art projects, this, alongside his personal and commissioned portraiture still-photography work.
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Sara Herrlander – Personal Video and Voice: INSTAGRAM
Shai Levy – Director / Photographer: INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK / WEBSITE
Avi Bolotinsky – Production: INSTAGRAM
Sven Laux – Music and Sound Design: INSTAGRAM