Ariel Lavi talks about his movie ‘Dangerous Silence’

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Filmmaker Ariel Lavi
Filmmaker Ariel Lavi. Photo Courtesy of Ariel Lavi.

Filmmaker Ariel Lavi chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about his film “Dangerous Silence.”

”My experience was special,” he admitted. “To write and to produce a film in Africa it’s special. Although I produced many films before, I didn’t know what to expect. The film won 16 awards , was screened at TCL Chinese Theatre  in Hollywood and was nominated Best Nigerian Short Film at Abuja International Film Festival.”

He also discussed his new film project. “I wrote a new script ‘Sightless Bind.’ Currently, it’s in the pitch stage. The script won awards in Screenplay Competitions like Honorable Mention at Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition in New York City-one of the most famous screenplay competitions in the world, Best Drama/ Romance Short Screenplay at Silicon Beach Film Festival, and Best International Short Screenplay at Culver City Film Festival,” he said.

Lavi is drawn to Hollywood for several reasons. “Hollywood is the best film industry in the world. There are the best actors and directors and the films are amazing. You can use your imagination more because of the budgets,” he said.

Regarding his future plans, he shared, “To make feature films . To network with people all over the world through travelling and To challenge myself.”

For young and aspiring filmmakers, he encouraged them to “work hard, to be motivated, and to believe themselves.”

On his favorite mottos to live by, he shared, “To want to be the best in everything all the time.” 

To learn more about filmmaker Ariel Lavi, follow him on Instagram, and check out his IMDb page.