6 trans people on a very long sofa throwing a MOVIE NIGHT in front of a huge screen.

Produced by: Ananey Paramount, Marsha College, Nissan Nativ Acting Studio & Jason Danino Holt Company.

In this 1.5 hours, 8 meters long show, a cast of two women and four men from the trans community ponder ‘what’s to watch?’. As they talk about, quote from, and audition for filmed moments they reveal and share themselves with one another. Viewing brings up memories. Moments. Emotions.

“HD” is a MOVIE NIGHT bravely exploring viewing itself - the connection to representation,  the strength of the autobiographical story, the cultural narrative, and the craft of acting. It examines the influence of certain on-screen stories on life off-screen and the concept of transition in its widest and deepest sense.

About the acting course:

In January 2022, the Israeli/International production company Ananey  Paramount turned to creator Jason Danino Holt to open an acting course designated for the trans community. The starting point was simple: Transgender roles are starting to be written in israel; therefore, Trans actors and actresses are needed to act in these roles. But there’s a glass ceiling over everything concerning professional training is yet to be broken. The year-long acting course was [done as] a cooperation between the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio and the Marsha College. The course aimed to break, normalise, question and train for the craft of performance and acting in the most professional way. The outcome of the course is the show HD [High Definition] - a piece about representation, the strength of the filmed story and the personal stories of the cast.

Spoiler Alert:

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  • Euphoria, “Fuck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob”, directed by Sam Levinson, written by Sam Levinson and Hunter Schafer,  produced by HBO, 2021.

  • Unorthodox, episode 4,  directed by Maria Schrader, written by Anna Winger and Alexa Karolinski, based on a book by Deborah Feldman, produced by Netflix, 2020.

  • Transparent, S3, “The Open Road”, directed by Joey Soloway, written by Bridget Bedard, produced by Amazon Studios, 2016.

  • La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, produced by Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt, Gary Gilbert and Fred Berger, 2016.

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, directed by Michel Gondry, written by Charlie Kaufman, produced by Anthony Bregman and Steve Golin, 2004.

  • The Matrix, written and directed by Lily and Lana Wachowski, produced by Warner Brothers, 1999.

Concept crafter, Director: Jason Danino Holt

Coxipox members: Milan Shiff | Itay Avshalom Lev | Shai Amir Nielsen | Karin Haguy | Yuval Mor Cohen | Rom Spiegel

Dramaturgy: Allex. Fassberg | Light: Ofer Laufer | Video: Yosef Mashiach | Movement Advisor: Tom Weinberger

Group guide and Assistant director: Ren Shapira | Executive producer: Uri Fendtich | Special Thanks: Gal Nissim, Ehud Mazor, Natalie Zuckerman

Team Marsha College: Ran Leabel, Ariel Ben Shanan, Avi Mahpud, Gonen Shaul, Noam Levinger

Team Nissan Nativ Studio acting Studio: Nir Erez, Emmi Libermann, Ori Paniri, Noa Barkai, Amit Reiss, Nataly Szylman.

קידום נתיב האמן ע"ר 580107977