DGA Award-nominated Director
Alma Har’el is a DGA Award-nominated director, best known for her documentaries Love True and Bombay Beach, the latter of which was awarded the top prize at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award, and has been taught in Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab and Film Center as a “genre-redefining work.”
In addition to her versatile success as a filmmaker, Har’el founded the non-profit Free the Work, which advocates for inclusiveness in the commercial world with measurable results. Har’el was featured in Fast Company’s “Most Creative People of 2018” and Adweek’s “Disruptors of 2018.”
With her first scripted film Honey Boy, written by and starring Shia LaBeouf, Har’el cements her place among the most genre-bending filmmakers today. Honey Boy premiered in dramatic competition at Sundance 2019 and won the Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft. Amazon Studios will release in Honey Boy theaters on November 8th, 2019.