Alma Har’el is most famous for her award-winning films Bombay Beach and LoveTrue, Har’el creates narrative
work that plunges deep into the heart of imagination and creates surreal, dream-like poetic meditations on life.
Her wildly inventive approach to filmmaking produces genre-redefining work which is exceptional, fearless, and
artistically blurs the line between documentary and fiction. Filmmaker Magazine called her music video for Sigur
Rós ‘FJÖGER PIANO’ starring Shia LaBeouf “provocative and dramatically compelling” after naming her one of
their 25 new faces of cinema.
Her documentary Bombay Beach took top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011 and was nominated for the
“Truer than Fiction” Indie Spirit Award. The film is an unadulterated portrait of the human spirit as seen through the
lives of three protagonists in the impoverished southern California community. Stephan Holden of the New York
Times wrote, “Bombay Beach looks and feels like a fever dream about an alternate universe. Suffused with a sense
of wonder, it hovers, dancing inside its own ethereal bubble.”
Her latest film, LoveTrue, saw her collaborating with Shia LaBeouf once more, this time with him in the executive
producer’s seat. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival to rapturous applause in April 2016 and won the Grand
Prix best doc award at The Karlovy Vary film festival. Indiewire wrote, ‘LoveTrue confirms that Alma Har’el makes
movies like nothing else out there’. LoveTrue will premiere in 2017.