Omer Ben-Shachar

Writer/ Director

los Angeles, California, United States

Omer Ben-Shachar is a Los Angeles based director born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel. His short, TREE #3, won a 2019 Student Academy Award, was nominated for a Student Emmy, and received top prizes at UrbanWorld, HollyShorts, Palm Springs and Comic-Con, among others. Omer’s short films have screened at over 60 film festivals around the world including the Hamptons International Film Festival and the Bentonville Film Festival. Omer has also directed music videos which have been featured on Rolling Stone, Billboard, Directors’ Library and Nowness. His video ‘Down Here’ for composer Claudio Olachea is a 2023 Webby Award Winner, a 2022 Vimeo Staff Pick and was nominated for a Cannes Lions Young Directors Award.

Omer is a 2023 Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow. Previously, he was a participant of the 2020 Warner Bros. TV Directors’ Workshop ,the 2019-20 ViacomCBS’s ViewFinder Emerging Directors Program and the 2022 BAFTA North America Newcomers Program. Omer is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory, where he received the Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award for Directing, presented by AFI Fest. In 2020, he was named to Forbes Israel’s 30 Under 30 list.