From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leadersâ€™ extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty seems to be a ubiquitous part of the news. But itâ€™s not just true in the headlines â€“ we ALL cheat.
Producer and Director â€“ Yael Melamede
Producers: Mitch Weitzner, Deborah Camiel, Dan Ariely
Executive Producers: Christina Weiss-Lurie, Marc Schiller
BAD HABITS is a research-driven reality series in which a team of experts come up with solutions to the nagging problems we all grapple with in our daily lives.
Executive Producers: Yael Melamede and Dan Ariely
Created by: Dan Ariely
Penny Karkos, a young projectionist at an art house cinema, is stuck â€“ in a sexually adventurous relationship with her co-worker Fritz, the graduate student Leonard who wants to make a movie about her, a strained relationship with her father and the movies that fuel her imaginationâ€¦ until a health scare comes along and shakes things up.
Producer: Yael Melamede
Based on the book by: Alicia Erian
Through the story of an Israeli soldier and a young Palestinian mother, MARTYRSâ€™ CROSSING examines the individual stories
that exist beneath the surface of political propaganda and the human struggle for redemption and peace.
Producers: Yael Melamede, Paulo Morelli and Amir Harel (Lama Films)
Director: Paulo Morelli
Executive Producer: Fernando Meirelles
Writers: Naomi Wallace and Bruce McLeod
Based on the novel by: Amy Wilentz
Cast: Frank Langella (attached)
Itâ€™s 1945 – World War II has just ended and ELLA, a Hollywood actress, needs a divorce in order to marry a well-off man she hopes she loves. Ella travels to Nevada with her six-year-old son ROBERT, where just as things start to fall into place, everything gets unexpectedly complicated.
Based on filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hoggâ€™s memoir Luck and Circumstance, which explores his upbringing by his actress mother and addresses the rumors that he is the illegitimate son of Orson Welles.
Producer: Yael Melamede and Anne Clements
Writer and Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Winner of the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form.
WHEN I WALK is the heroic self-portrait of a young filmmakerâ€™s struggle with Multiple Sclerosis and the amazing woman who joins him along the way.
Director: Jason DaSilva
Producers: Jason DaSilva and Alice Cook
Executive Producer: Yael Melamede
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DESERT RUNNERS follows four â€śordinaryâ€ť individuals from Australia, England, Ireland and the United States who dare to attempt to run the worldâ€™s toughest ultra-marathon series.
Producers:Â Diana Iles Parker, Yael Melamede and Jennifer Steinman
Director: Jennifer Steinman
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A darkly funny and disturbing exploration of men and their complex relationships with women.
Executive Producer: Kevin Connors
Producer: James Suskin, Eva Kolodner and Yael Melamede
Based on the book by: David FosterÂ Wallace
Screenplay and Director: John Krasinski
Cast:Â Timothy Hutton, Ben Shenkman, Christopher Meloni, Ben Gibbard, Will Arnett, Chris Messina, Bobby Cannavale, Will Forte, Dennis O’Hare, Lou Taylor Pucci, Max Minghella, and Julianne Nicholson.
Paul Austerâ€™s philosophical mystery about Martin Frost (David Thewlis), a writer working on a new novel in his friendsâ€™ country home, and the mysterious woman (IrĂ¨ne Jacob) who shows up in his bed one morning.
Producers: Yael Melamede, Paul Auster
and Paulo Branco
Writer and Director: Paul Auster
Cast:Â David Thewlis, IrĂ¨ne Jacob, Michael Imperioli and Sophie Auster.
Austerâ€™s script is available as a book and ebook
Brilliant New York attorney Nathan Del Amico (Romain Duris) is skeptical when the strange Dr. Kay (John Malkovich) claims that he can sense when someone is about to die â€“ until inexplicable events cause Nathan to reconsider everything.
Producers: Marc Missonnier, Olivier Delbosc, Christian Larouche and Christian Gagne
Writer and Director: Gilles Bourdos
NY Production Unit Producer: Yael Melamede
Cast: Roman Duris, John MalkovichÂ and Evangeline Lilly
Nathaniel Kahn, son of the renowned architect Louis I. Kahn, undertakes a five-year, worldwide exploration to understand the life and work of the talented, mysterious and elusive father he barely got to know.
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
Producers: Nathaniel Kahn and Susan Behr
Co-Producer: Yael Melamede
Nominated for an Academy Award
Winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Documentary Short
INOCENTE is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artistâ€™s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.
Directors: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Producers: Yael Melamede, Albie Hecht, Emanuel Michael, Sean Fine
and Andrea Nix Fine
Executive Producers: Susan MacLaury, Christina Weiss Lurie, Jeffrey Lurie,
Ryan Brooks and John Leguizamo
When technophile Sarah Sparks becomes pregnant, her uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid.
Producers: Annie J. Howell, Lisa Robinson and Jennifer Dougherty
Writers and Directors: Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson
Executive Producer: Yael Melamede
Cast:Â Anna Margaret Hollyman, Mary Beth Peil, Andre Holland, Richard Hoag, Sarah Rafferty, Susan Kelechi Watson and Jan Sandwich
Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl (Elle Fanning) seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher (Patricia Clarkson).
Producers: Ben Barnz and Lynette Howell
Writer and Director: Daniel Barnz
In association with SALTY Features
Cast:Â Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Elle Fanning, Bill Pullman and Campbell Scott
Celeste (Margaret Cho) and Bam Bam (Bruce Daniels) escape their Midwest hometown for New York. In the process, they take on their high-school nemeses – the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage â€“ and discover that true beauty lies within.
Executive Producers: Liz Manne and Catherine Tait
Producers: Karen Taussig, Margaret Cho,
Eva Kolodner and Yael Melamede
Written by: Margaret Cho
Directed by: Lorene Machado
Cast:Â Margaret Cho, Bruce Daniels, Jane Lynch, Alan Cumming, Kathy Najimy, Elaine Hendrix and John Cho
Poverty-stricken fourteen-year-old Henri (Addie Land) has never known stability and becomes obsessed with her new friendâ€™s seemingly perfect home life.
Executive Producers: Evan R. Bell,
Bill Pope, Cheryl L. Pope, Scott M. Rosenfelt, and Gary Sharfin
Producers: Norma Jean Straw
and Enid Zentelis
Writer and Director: Enid Zentelis
Cast:Â Addie Land, Cara Seymour, Noah Fleiss, Mary Kay Place and Bruce Davison
Sundance Screenwriters Lab
and Sundance Film Festival 2004