Alon Newman Award-winning writer, director, and producer. Juror at the 43rd annual International Emmy Awards, 2015. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel served in the Air Force and began a career in graphic design, amassing 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising.
In 2005, he decided to make a change in his career and studied cinema. Since then he has written, directed and produced numerous films. Alon is the founder of DonkeyShot Film Group, a collective of film and television creators, who aim to promote and strengthen the independent cinema of Israel. DonkeyShot Film Group has produced many short films that have won awards in festivals around the world. Their first film, AntiVirus, has also gained worldwide recognition with its many awards from international film festivals.
At DonkeyShot, Alon is the head of the writer’s room, and has written for feature films as well as producing and directing the newest feature, The Composer.
Alon was chosen by Steven Lambert and Robert Yahnke to direct the sixth installment of the American Ninja franchise, Joe: The Resurrection.