My screenplay, SEEING MAYA, was selected a Rhode Island International Film Festival semi-finalist. It’s a love story between a younger man and older woman set in Tel Aviv during and after the first Gulf War, and is also a kind of love letter to that city, where my life changed for the better, back in the early 90’s, a much more optimistic time. Somehow love stories have a special power to reveal cities and Tel Aviv is a fascinating place deserving of such revelation. There’s a powerhouse role for a 50 + actress, which is rarity in the business.
I was recently disappointed by a contest, so when I received the email from RIIFF I almost didn’t read it. It was very nice to see us on the short list!