Passionate about writing and storytelling, Dekel has has been shooting short “films” since he was 8 years old, using a VHS camcorder and a VCR for editing. When he was 21, after completing a mandatory three years service in the Israeli Defence Forces, he left his home country and had since lived in Budapest, London and New York before embarking on a five years long trip around the world, reaching far away places as the North Pole and Mount Everest. Returned to London in 2016 to complete a Master’s of Arts in Filmmaking at the London Film School but dropped the program after three months to write direct and produce his first film The Girls Were Doing Nothing.
Studied Media, Journalism and Human Rights, while volunteering in Save the Children and Greenpeace. Worked at the Bergman Centre Foundation at Fårö, Sweden, managing the public heritage of Ingmar Bergman. Since moving to London Charlotte has been co-producing for Wardour Filmworks while developing a women’s personal safety device.
Studied Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne, Greenwich, before going on to produce the awardwinning short film ‘Maya’, directed by Veemsen Lama. ‘Maya’ follows the lives of three street children in Kathmandu and was short just weeks before the catastrophic earthquake struck in 2015. The team, on hearing the news, cancelled their post-production crowdfunding campaign to raise over two thousands dollars for children in Nepal affected by the quake. 12 months later, the same team, lead by Tom, went back to Nepal to shoot a second short: ‘Chyanti’ which will begin it’s festival circuit in 2017.