Alma Har’el worked for several years as a live video-art performer which led her to directing music videos. Her work with singer Zach Condon of the band Beirut brought her several nominations in film and music video festivals around the world including the MTV VMA’s and UK MVA.
Bombay Beach was directed, shot and produced entirely by Har’el. It won Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival and has continued to garner nominations and awards from more than thirty film festivals around the world. In 2011 she was chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Cinema.
Her work is recognized for her expression through modern dance, landscape and character, and for her ability to create images with a striking balance of emotions that are heavy hearted as often as they are playful and joyous.
She was born and raised in Israel