Alma Har’el is most famous for her award-winning films ‘Bombay Beach’ and ‘Love True’, Har’el creates narrative work that plunges deep into the heart of imagination and creates surreal, dream-like poetic meditations on life.
Her wildly inventive approach to filmmaking produces genre-redefining work which is exceptional, fearless, and artistically blurs the line between documentary and fiction. Filmmaker Magazine called her music video for Sigur Rós ‘Fjöger Piano’ starring Shia LaBeouf “provocative and dramatically compelling” after naming her one of their 25 new faces of cinema.
Her documentary ‘Bombay Beach’ took top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011 and was nominated for the “Truer than Fiction” Indie Spirit Award. The film is an unadulterated portrait of the human spirit as seen through the lives of three protagonists in the impoverished southern California community. Stephan Holden of the New York Times wrote, “Bombay Beach looks and feels like a fever dream about an alternate universe. Suffused with a sense of wonder, it hovers, dancing inside its own ethereal bubble.”
Her latest film, ‘Love True’, saw her collaborating with Shia LaBeouf once more, this time with him in the executive producer’s seat. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival to rapturous applause in April 2016 and won the Grand Prix best doc award at The Karlovy Vary film festival. Indiewire wrote, “Love True confirms that Alma Har’el makes movies like nothing else out there”. ‘Love True’ premiered in the UK in competition at London Film Festival and is released theatrically by Dogwoof in February.
US Representation: Rich Cook, Solco Shuit and Lisa Harrison, WME