Exploits

Writing

Ilan has written features on assignment, including an adaptation of The Silence of Six for Adaptive Studios, television pilots for Echo Lake Entertainment and hundreds of shorts. His first feature film SON OF GAZA received the John Kearney Sandifer Memorial Cinema Scholarship. Ilan tends to write stories about monsters of our own making — often set in the Middle East. You can read more of Ilan’s work here.

Produced Work

Ilan recently finished working as a Script Coordinator on FOX’s Lethal Weapon – Season Two. Here he is with the staff growing mustaches for Movember.On his own, Ilan wrote and executive produced an award-winning New Form Digital interactive series called VIRTUAL MORALITY, produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, winner of the Caucus/Television New Media Award. See the trailer: 

You are the protagonist in this social media murder mystery and you must find the killer. The first season #MURDR went a little viral, garnering millions of views and getting reviewed by PewDePie. After making it to the finalists of Project Greenlight Digital, a whole new interactive show was born…

CHATTERBOX is an interactive escape game set inside the mind of a madman. An Eko-Adapative Co-Production, the series is currently nominated for Best Drama Series at the Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival.

Below are a sampling of other shorts Ilan independently wrote/produced on the side:


Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 11.04.09 AMMasa: Stories of a Lone Soldier

On December 6, 2012 Ilan self-published a 220-paged, black and white 6×9 inch paperback book of short fiction.

It is based on his experiences as a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. The book includes thirteen stories inspired by actual events and real people that he encountered during his four years in Israel. It is at once, a coming-of-age story, a military yarn and an intimate portrait of life in one of the world’s most respected armies.

As described on Amazon, “One morning, an ordinary American teenager woke up, reported to induction offices and enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces. A month later, he stood in the middle of the Negev Desert in an olive green uniform with a vest upon his shoulders and a rifle strapped to his chest. He now had a stake in the most ancient war ever waged. But for all its significance, he found himself as no more than a foot soldier caught between politics and the realities of the front line. Without family, without a childhood home, he was called ‘Lone Soldier’. These are his stories.”

Buy it HERE.

Journalism

JerusalemPostFrom February to May 2009, Ilan worked as a staff writer and online layout editor for the Jerusalem Post. Below are some of the articles he published.

“The human face of job seekers at the unemployment office” Feb. 16, 2009

• “Gateway center aims to help the Negev bloom again” Feb. 21, 2009

• “Dutch news show slammed for anti-Israel bias” Feb. 23, 2009

• Survey: Israelis post ads, reminders on their fridges” Feb. 23, 2009

• “Judaic studies from a vending machine” Feb. 25, 2009

• “Orthodox, secular Jews wage Facebook war” Feb. 26. 2009

• European Jews praise US for decision to boycott Durban II” March 2, 2009

• “Galilee kids to make modern art at Hatzor can factory” March 2, 2009

• “Canadian groups wage campaign against Israeli Apartheid Week” March 4, 2009

• “Fifth Israeli Apartheid Week bigger than ever” March 11, 2009

• “Australian Jews rail against Khatami Visit” March 16, 2009

• “ ‘Postcards for Iran’ Campaign spotlight on human rights” March 23, 2009

• “Aliya brings a high; wealth also helps, study shows”  March 25, 2009