Passionate about storytelling, Dekel has been shooting short films since he was 8 years old. Aged 21, after completing a mandatory three years service in the Israeli Defence Force, he left his home country to live in various cities including Budapest, New York and London before embarking on a round-the-world trip spanning five years and reaching such far away places as the North Pole and Mount Everest. On returning to London in 2016, he began a Master of Arts degree at the London Film School but dropped out after three months to write and direct his debut film 'The Girls Were Doing Nothing'. His latest film 'Ashmina' will Premiere at London BFI in October.
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 a co-producer at Wardour Filmworks while developing a women’s personal safety device.
Studied Photography at Windsor Boys' and Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne University, London, before going on to produce the award-winning short film ‘Maya’, which follows the lives of three street children in Kathmandu, Nepal, and was shot in 2015, just weeks before the catastrophic earthquake struck. On hearing the news, the team cancelled their post-production crowdfunding campaign and instead used the film to raise over two thousand dollars for children in Nepal. 12 months later, the same team, lead by Tom, returned to shoot a second short film. ‘Chyanti’, set high up in the Himalayan mountains.