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World premiere of Nathan Minsberg’s first film at Berlin Brandenburg Jewish Film Festival

June 28th, 2017

A feature-length documentary which alum, Nathan Minsberg, filmed in Marseille, France in 2014 and 2015, has been chosen as part of the Official Selection for two festivals this summer.

The world premiere of Ginette takes place on 6 July 2017 at the Berlin Brandenburg Jewish Film Festival and it will also be screened at the Stockholm Independent Film Festival later in July.

Ginette (2017) is an hour-long documentary film in which a bonding experience between cameraman and grandmother materialises into the portrait of a woman’s life journey spanning over 90 years. From her upbringing in Tunis to her adoptive city of Marseille, through intimate diary readings and unscripted anecdotes, this Sephardic matriarch recounts her time in the War, an enduring love story, devotion to the Jewish community and opinions on modern life, all whilst allowing for an up-close and personal look at her day-to-day life.

Nathan independently produced the film, overseeing everything from the creative first treatment to the legal side of music licensing. He worked across writing, directing, editing and producing on zero-budget.

Nathan Minsberg graduated from Leeds in 2013 with a BA (2:1 Hons) in Cinema and Photography from the School of Media and Communication. Since graduating, Nathan was on a graduate programme at Stockwell Communications (now part of Teneo) in communication consultancy for blue chip companies before making the move into Film, TV, and creative media.

He was a runner at Working Title Films (owned by NBC Universal) and worked at TBWA/Media Arts Lab on advertising campaigns for Apple.  Nathan was involved in the digital campaign for the Sky 1 / NBC TV Show You, Me & The Apocalypse starring Rob Lowe.

He then worked as a producer, creating content for Channel 4’s Am I Normal initiative which created educative, entertaining and informative content for 13-19 year olds, such as interviewing Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte, creating a vlogging series from the Rio Paralympics, or behind the scenes content with the Hollyoaks cast. He wrote, filmed, edited and produced Ginette between and during jobs.

Nathan recently moved back to his birthplace, Tel Aviv, Israel, where he works as a producer in television and continues his independent projects in filmmaking, photography and screenwriting. In 2017, he started a production company called ‘Company M‘, under which he produced Ginette.


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