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Marcus Tell

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Marcus Tell
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Marcus Tell at Reykjavik Film Festival 2018
BornMatan Tal
(1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 27)
Rishon LeZion, Israel
Baptised (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 27)
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Years active  2010–present
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Marcus Tell (born Matan Tal; Hebrew: מתן טל‎, October 24, 1992) is an Israeli film director, writer and producer.


Tell was born to a air-conditioning technician and a housewife from Rishon Lezion, Israel. He adopted the name "Marcus" from his grandfather, who was a Polish-Jewish soldier in the Eighth Army during WW2. He has 2 sisters. His father died when he was 10 years old. A short time after his father's death, Tell became a protege of Rika Berkovich, a children's books author. In 2004, she published a book that he wrote.[1] [2]

He served as an Infantry Sniper in the IDF and took part in Operation Pillar of Defense.[3] In 2014, he studied prose writing under Lea Aini and Alex Epstein .Tell was rejected 6 times from film schools, until he enlisted to a theoretical degree in film at Tel Aviv University. In his 3rd year he organized and led a mutiny that caused a change in the Film department.[3] [4]


Tell started his way as an editor and sampler at Keshet and as an actor in the Israeli Opera.

He was selected into Reykjavík Talent Lab. [3] His short film An Ambush in the Limbo was be premiered at Miami Jewish Film Festival 2019.[5]

On May 3, 2019, Tell appeared on Raindance Film Festival's list of TOP 10 Film directors living in Berlin.[6]

Filmography as Director[edit]

  • 2017 The Death of Romain Rolland (short)
  • 2018 Medea (short)
  • 2018 An Ambush in the Limbo (short)

See also[edit]

  • One man picture show


  1. Rika Berkovich and Matan Tal Be'er publishing house, February 2004.
  2. Matan Tal's The Wonderful Journey in Shotafun Israel's National Library
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Films Of Marcus Tell Interview by TAISFF, October 11 2018
  4. Tel Aviv University's Mutineer University's website, 19 April 2018. Retrieved 10 october 2018
  5. "Upcoming Events". Miami Jewish Film Festival
  6. "Raindance's TOP 10 Film directors living in Berlin".

External links[edit]

Category:Living people Category:Israeli film directors Category:Israeli film producers Category:1992 births Category:Israeli Jews Category:israeli writers Category:Military snipers Category:People from Rishon LeZion

Deleted unbacked information, added the article on Marcus Tell in Raindance magazine and neatened the page up. a page in French exists on Marcus Tell as well. it should be added.[edit]

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