Solo Avital

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Solo Avital is a professional artist in several fields of expertise. An award winning filmmaker, visual effects wizard, musician, hardware enthusiast and Entrepreneur.

Avital filed his first patent when he was 19 years old while studying music at MUSIC | NYU in New York City. Although he had some success with his invention he continued to focus on music studies and also started with computer graphics, namely 3D animation.

In 1996 Avital was invited to Babelsberg studios in Potsdam Germany where he worked for 5 years as a senior 3D artist and later on as the head of the compositing department.

In 2001 Avital returned to Israel to direct a short documentary film Keep on Dancing, portraying the psychic of young Israeli club goers trying to live a western lifestyle under the shadow of terror attacks. In 2003 Avital completed his second documentary named Art Liberates for Israel documentary channel 8.

Avital's 2006 film ...More Than 1000 Words portrays 2 years in the life of Israel's war photographer Ziv Koren, his daughter Shira and his model/actress wife Galit Gutman who was pregnant during the filming. The film received numerous international awards and also made history. It's the first Israeli film ever to be invited to be screened in Iran at the Teheran Fajr International Film Festival. The invitation sparked a controversial debate in the media across Iran's, Israel's and Europe, after the Iranian government banned the festival. The film producer Oliver Berben told Variety Magazine "It's really too bad, screening the film would have been a chance to bring people together. Art and movies should be above politics, but in this case they're apparently not."

In 2008 Sol released a German comedy titled Laughing in Tears Starring: Iris Berben Featuring: Sarah Silverman, Lewis Black, Ephraim Kishon, Harald Schmidt, Mario Barth, Gerhard Polt, Hana Laszlo among other comedians. Produced by Oliver Berben "MOOVIE the art of entertainment"

From 2008 till 2010 Avital had written and developed a script for an animated feature film titled THE POINT OF NO RETURN. An espionage thriller based on the bestseller book by Dr. Ronen Bergman "The Secret War with Iran. (Simon & Schuster)

In 2011 Solo was responsible for all the visual design and also composed the complete 240 minutes sound track for the German mini series CRIME. Stories taken from Ferdinand von Schirach bestseller VERBRECHEN. The soundtrack was released on iTunes Germany under the titles VERBRECHEN SOUNDTRACK by Solo Avital.

In 2012 Avital returned to Berlin for the second time and started to focus on developing hardware solutions for mobile phones, while continuing his work in the German film industry as a visual effects artist for cinema and music composer.

Director's Filmography[edit]

  • 2008 - Laughing in Tears 90:MIN ZDF
  • 2006 - ...More Than 1000 Words, 79:MIN
  • 2004 - Art Liberates, 54:MIN
  • 2003 - Keep On Dancing, 24:MIN

Highlights[edit]

2012 - Directing "RED" Music video for the New York City based music group Nanuchka

2012 - Creating the artwork Signation for DAS ADLON mini series by ZDF

2011 - VERBRECHEN Soundtrack and visual effects for Moovie the art of entertainment

2009 - Directed the 4K digital cinema logo animation for UFA CINEMA - GERMANY.

2008 - Directed the music video "Drom America" for Dani Reichental -ISRAEL.

2007 - VFX supervision "Rosa Roth" GERMANY.

2006 - VFX supervision “Africa Mon Amour” - GERMANY.

2005 - VFX supervision “Die Patriarchin” - GERMANY.

1998 - Digital compositor The Legend of 1900 (Giuseppe Tornatore) - UK.

1997 - Digital compositor Lost In Space (Stephen Hopkins) - UK.

Awards[edit]

Startup Award for ChargeShare:

  • 2013 ChargeShare wins the Berlin Hardware Accelerator "HERE'S MY WALLET AWARD" by KPMG

Awards for his film ...More Than 1000 Words:

  • 2007 Warsaw Phoenix Award and Best Audience Choice, Warsaw Film Festival - Poland
  • 2006 Best Feature Documentary, Winnipeg International Film Festival - Canada
  • 2006 Margrit & Robert Mondavi Film Prize for Peace and Understanding, Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival - USA
  • 2006 Best Feature Film, BRIDGE International Film Festival - Canada
  • 2006 Best Professional Documentary, REEL to REAL Film Festival - USA
  • 2006 Best Israeli Film and Best Film of the Festival, Youngstown's Jewish Film Festival - USA

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