CHILDREN OF THE FALL
SOME SINS CANNOT BE ATONED.
COMPLETED, T.B.R IN 2018.
ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE.
Worldwide Premiere @ POFF - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Official Competition
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Israel, early 1970's.
The young country is in euphoria after the glorious win in the "Six Day War"... But something evil is waiting in the shadows.
On Yom Kippur, the most important of Jewish holidays, a sinister enemy will attack without warning,
and threat to destroy everything in its path, plucking the sins out of the Kibbutz "Et Reiim".
Rachel Strode is a gentle young immigrant with a dark secret in her past, arriving to Israel with hopes of finding a new home and serenity. On Yom Kippur, she will find that peace and comfort are shadowed by a dark and violent force, out to destroy her and her free spirited friends, in the name of a holy mission that shows no mercy.
What begins as a dramatic and cinematic touching story, with strong moral conscience and social commentary, turns into a hellish bloodbath, filled with action, thrills and chills.
In a traumatized country, still licking its wounds from the holocaust, this Yom Kippur will bring a whole new meaning to the term "Post Traumatic Stress". Children of the Fall does what no other Israeli film did in history - Talk about the open wound of a collective mental scar in a universal manner, that can relate to any film viewer in the world, wrapped in a surprising genre shell.
Children of the Fall is not only a Horror film - It's a Horror Thriller with strong social conscience, that brings strong drama and character development into the bloody genre, with a clear intention to give the audience things to think about, once all the screams and chills are over...
Just like in the good old days of the 1970's.
Although the film is set in Israel, its message is a global one; Children of the Fall deals with critical
problems that thrive in our day to day life - The diversity in our societies in general, and in Israel
specifically, will teach Rachel, that accepting those who are different from you is not a task easily done.
Our volunteers are foreigners in a new land; a land built by people who survived the most horrific of horrors, and everyone who is not a Jew reminds them of the dark days.
But not all Local characters are afraid; there are some who see the light in every dark spot, and our film will tell their story, and raise important and burning questions: What if the unknown is what will save us? What if our enemy is not who we think it is? What if there are forces among us, who take their fear to the unhealthy - not to say - criminal extreme?
The film is shot on beautiful anamorphic 1:2.35 aspect ratio, dark and ominous, filled with great fun,
gore and mystery, and is set in one of Israel’s most important national symbols: The Kibbutz.
Rachel is played by the up and coming international talent Noa Maiman. Yaron, her guide in the Kibbutz, is played by Aki Avni, Israel's most respected leading man, who also maintains an international career (including major parts in American television and films). Sam, the mysterious man who lives at the edge of the Kibbutz, is played by Genre icon Michael Ironside, known for his powerful performances in "Total Recall", "Starship Troopers", "Top Gun", and many more.
The Film was supported by the Israel Film Fund, and is to be released in 2018.
Rachel Strode - Noa Maiman
Yaron Weinstein - Aki Avni
Salina - Yafit Shalev
Jeff - Iftah Jeffery Ophir
Bobby - Danny Leshman
Martin - Yotam Ishay
Natalia - Tamara Klingon
Susan - Ronny Dotan
Anike - Tanya Tal Mahin
Sam - Michael Ironside
Cinematography by Tom Goldwasser
Edited by Gill Weinstein
Music by Sharon Farber
Special Makeup Effects by Moonlab Studios
Art Direction by Carmela Sandersson
Visual Effects by Dan Sachar
Co-Producer Yariv Horowitz
Produced by Yafit Shalev, Tom Goldwasser
Written by Eitan Gafny, Daniella Danziger Zaitman
Directed by Eitan Gafny
"Children of the Fall" is a full independent production, and was denied support from the film funds in Israel for almost 3 years, due to the political and social views that are expressed in the film.
According to the funds, these views do not match the current government's agendas, and the overall situation in Israel's cultural world nowadays.
As much as this saddened us, we continued producing it independently, as we believe that no matter what social and or political ideas are presented in the film, it is more important to make movies and create art, whatever the cost may be.
In 2017, the Israel Film Fund (managed by Katriel Schori) decided to grant us their support, and we finished the film.