Alon Bar

Screenwriter, Film director

1966 –


Who is Alon Bar?

Alon Bar is an Israeli/American filmmaker.

He wrote the award winning feature film "Aaron Cohen's Debt,". which he later adapted to the award winning American screenplay "Under Arrest".

He directed, wrote and produced the award winning documentary film "Exodus - A journey to the mountain of God," which was the first Israeli film ever to participate a film festival in an Arab country.

He is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory with a Master Degree in screenwriting. He holds a Bachelor Degree in film and television from Tel Aviv University. He participated in SOURCES 2, the screenwriting laboratory of the European Union' Media II initiative and taught documentary filmmaking at UCLA extension.

In 1993, while still a student in Tel Aviv, he became the protégé of director David Perlov, a laureate of the Israel Prize. Following their first project, "Tel Katzir 1993," he collaborated as researcher, writer and assistant director on four of Perlov's films.

In 1994, he produced "Video Dance Premiers 1994," a collection of videodance made for the Batsheva Dance Company.

In the early 2000s he collaborated on the un-produced screenplay "Whiteout" with Carl Gottlieb, and wrote the un-produced screenplay "Plastic Bridges," through improvisations with a group of actors including Enrico Colantoni and Amy Pietz.


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Apr 2, 1966
Also known as
  • אַלּוֹן בָּר
  • Israel
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013