I'm Matan Portnoy, an Israeli director, screenwriter and photographer based in Tel Aviv.
I made my first film at 17 and fell in love with the craft. The camera enabled me to express ideas in a unique way I had not yet experienced. Nothing quite compared to this magic of filmmaking, and I knew I found my place within the world of cinema and visual storytelling.
I graduated from Psagot Film and Television College in Karmiel, Israel, in 2013. Between the years 2013-2016 I served in the IDF as a combat photographer.
I graduated from the Screenwriters Program of Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem in 2020.
My films and music videos have gained recognition and won awards in many film festivals worldwide.
"Nothing To Worry About", a music video I directed, reached 5.5M views on YouTube.
My journey in this field has enabled me to explore and travel, collaborate with wonderful and inspiring people, and simply keep on doing what I love most. Being able to call this my job is a huge privilege and I'm thankful for doing it and wish to keep on growing and learning. I create with passion and pour my soul into every project I do.
I wish to tell stories that dive into the human experience and to visualize the things that are otherwise impossible to put into words.