I was born in Israel in 1974. At the age of five, my parents picked me up early from daycare to go to the movie theater and watch my first film - Heidi. I believe that was when the love of cinema began to grow in me. 

Ten years later, I studied film in high school, subsequently served in a video unit in the Israeli army.  

I then earned a bachelor's degree in film and TV at Tel Aviv University, and made several short films while there.


My passion for movies led me to direct, in 2006, the International Student Film Festival in Israel, which is the largest festival of its kind in the world. 

I moved to NY to study at Columbia University's graduate Film program, and earned a MFA in Film directing, in 2008. During those studies, I made three short films, which were shown several international festivals, including the NY Film Festival in 2006.

Over the years, I have made a commercial, music videos, shorts, documentaries and contracted feature films.

Today, I live in Princeton N.J, and developing a feature film called: "The Professor's Wife". 


I am also working at the Lewis Center for the Arts, as the house filmmaker.





Zohar Lavi-Hasson