Dekel Berenson is a former strategic start-up consultant turned award-winning filmmaker. After completing a mandatory three-year service in the Israeli Defence Forces, he moved to Budapest to complete a master’s degree in International Relations. He then helped numerous companies take business ideas from conception to product launch. Always a keen observer of human nature and the human condition, Berenson’s travels led him to commit his energies and creativity to writing and directing films that examine relationships across boundaries of culture and society. His first film, The Girls Were Doing Nothing has received critical acclaim and screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide. His second short film, Ashmina, was inspired by his travels and will premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival.