1st Assistant Camera & Production Support
Israel Ehrisman was a Co-Producer of Paul Goodman Changed My Life, which opens at the Film Forum in October 2011. Previously, he was a Producer on Kimberly Reed’s Prodigal Sons which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. He also co-produced Michael Akers’ Phoenix, a re-imagining of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’AVVENTURA. This experience made him a vital part of the Akers/Berg team and the three have been working together ever since. “I’m pretty sure Israel has a photographic memory,” Michael Akers explains. “He soaks up information about all things technical, all things entertainment, and makes sure we’re all up to date. He’s a great resource to have, especially when my head is in the middle of production.” “And on production he’s tireless,” adds Sandon. “The 20 something’s on set will start dropping like flies and Israel will still be buzzing around getting things done.”
Prior to making films, Israel was the Director of Logistics for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and has worked at NewFest, the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival.