Joel Fendelman is an accomplished award winning film director. In 2011 he completed the highly acclaimed feature film David, which won the ecumenical prize at the Montreal World Film Festival. In 2008 he produced Needle Through Brick, a feature documentary which screened at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. His short films have traveled the globe to prestigious festivals like Cannes, Chicago, Miami, Zimbabwe. As a freelancer Joel has produced and edited content for companies such as A&E, PBS and American Express. Joel is currently working on his second feature film that takes place in Singapore about the story of a Filipina migrant worker. Joel holds a BFA with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and in 2012 he was invited as visiting artist to co-teach a documentary film class at the National University of Singapore. Joel continues to embrace stories that communicate the underlying connection between all people.
David: The Movie: As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, eleven year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father (Maz Jobrani) and his feelings of isolation and difference – even from his peers in the Muslim community. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate at their orthodox school, in the neighboring Jewish community.
Feb 6: Miramar Cultural Center Artspark, Miramar, FL
Feb 7: The Palace Theater, Gallatin, TN
Feb 9: Clifton Center, Louisville, KY
Feb 11: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Feb 13: Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL
Feb 15: Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture, and the Environment, Chattahoochee, GA
Feb 16: Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder, GA