Boaz Davidson

Boaz Davidson was born November 8, 1943, in Tel Aviv. When he was growing up he received a government scholarship that allowed him to attend the London Film School. He has directed, written and produced numerous films, both for major studios and low-budget. While not many Israeli filmmakers have found success in the United States, Davidson has helped produce many successful projects. Davidson's professional career began on television, where he directed the show "Lool" in 1969 and then moved on to motion pictures. He directed "Sabul" in 1971, and the Israeli cult films "Charlie Ve'hetzi" in 1974 and "Hagiga B'Snuker" in 1975. Davidson also directed the first four films in the "Eskimo Limon" series, "Eskimo Limon," "Yotzim Kavua," "Shifshuf Naim," and "Sapiches." Davidson was nominated for the Golden Bear award at the 1978 Berlin Film Festival for his film "Going All the Way." In 1979 he moved from Israel to the United States and began working as a director on American productions. He first took on a remake of "Eskimo Limon" in 1982 titled "The Last American Virgin." While in America he continued to direct and also began producing and writing. Davidson has produced many major films, including "16 Blocks," "The Wicker Man," "The Black Dahlia," "Rambo," "Brooklyn's Finest," "Righteous Kill," and "88 Minutes." Davidson has also written and produced over 20 B-movies through the years while still working on major projects.