Producer and director Danny Ben-Moshe established Identity Films in 2006. A fervent consumer of documentaries from a young age, he entered the world of filmmaking driven by a passion to tell stories that matter in entertaining, compelling and creative ways. Call him old fashioned, but Danny sets out to make stories which give viewers something to think about. Danny won the prestigious Walkley Award for his 2014 film Code of Silence.
Danny’s filmmaking skills have been widely recognised in acclaimed reviews, from “Pick of the Day” in Britain’s Sunday Times and The Australian, to four stars in London’s Time Out and Holocaust Remembrance Day TV broadcasts in Israel. His films have generated articles in newspapers such as The Washington Post and the New York Times.
Danny’s films have had prime time TV broadcasts in Australia, the UK and Israel, and played at film festivals around the world. They have been the basis for special screenings and panel discussions at university and community forums, and as a renowned public speaker, Danny is often invited to speak at these events. This is all part of the process of Danny and Identity Films fulfilling their mission of bringing important issues to the fore.
Danny utilizes his strong research skills in his filmmaking. He is an adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin University in Melbourne. Over two decades he has researched and lectured in Australia, America and Israel on cultural diversity, migration and diasporas, racism and antisemitism, Jewish identity, and Israeli state and society. These subjects feature in his films, but his storytelling passion and interest is diverse extending to music, culture, and the environment.
As a public intellectual, Danny authors academic, newspaper and magazine articles. A full list of his publications are available here.
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