MyFirstShoot Delves Behind the Eyes of Director Omri Cohen


Industry tastemaker MyFirstShoot’s Paul Stone sat down with Omri Cohen to talk controlled chaos, inspiration, passion projects & lots more …

What is your background?

I was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and I moved to the states when I was seven. I grew up in LA, in Reseda, like The Karate Kid. I grew up there and went to school there. It’s funny. I studied international politics at UCLA, and I quit when George Bush got elected. I left the country for a few years, and traveled around the world for a while. I had a real curiosity for culture and languages, and I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it. I realized public policy was probably not the way I was going to be able to affect the world. So, I came back and went to film school in San Francisco. I made my first short there, and I did it kind of against the rules. The department really took issue with that, so they didn’t let me graduate.

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