Amir Bar-Lev (born in 1972) is an American film director, producer and writer from Berkeley, California.
Bar-Lev is noted for his work in directing documentary films. He has directed such films as Fighter, a documentary film released August 24, 2001. The film received a Special Jury Citation in the 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The 2007 documentary film My Kid Could Paint That was directed by Bar-Lev, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was bought by Sony Pictures Classics in 2007. He also served as co-producer of the 2009 Oscar nominated documentary Trouble the Water. Bar-Lev also directed The Tillman Story, which premiered as a Domestic Documentary Finalist at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Bar-Lev is currently directing Happy Valley, a film about the Penn State Jerry Sandusky Scandal.
Bar-Lev has taught documentary filmmaking at New York University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
According to IMDB Bar-Lev has directed or produced the following works:
- ^ indieWIRE - people: Amir Bar-Lev
- ^ Official site of Fighter
- ^ "My Kid Could Paint That" - company credits — on IMDB
- ^ http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-joe-paterno-jerry-sandusky-happy-valley-movie-20141126-story.html
- ^ Bar-Lev on IMDB
- ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568334/
- ^ MediaRights: Amir Bar-Lev's Shortlist
- ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/martin-scorsese-exec-produce-grateful-743519