Simon Levene


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Dublin - Tel Aviv - Moscow

After Dublin I travelled to Israel shooting a series of TV commercials for BBDO MOSCOW in Tel Aviv. For the first time in my career I was forced to direct Russian comedy dialogue to Russian actors who spoke no English. It was a challenge that somehow...worked.

Shout out to Ballpark Russia and Jiminy Creative in Tel Aviv. Also worked with a fabulous local DP named Emmanuel Kadosh

It was in all honesty a nice break to be shooting away from the UK and Ireland. One always learns wherever one goes.

What I learnt was never play Poker with an Israeli. By now debts were mounting.

Luckily another job confirmed….the next stop was Athens.