Noga Ashkenazi is an accomplished Director/Writer/Producer with over 10 years of experience working in Theater and Film. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Musical Chairs Productions, a Los Angeles based production company. In LA, Noga worked as Director of Development at a feature film production company at Paramount Studios, where she supervised script-selection and project development, and worked closely with writers & directors to provide creative input on the company’s slate. Noga previously worked for renowned actors, John Malkovich and Faye Dunaway, and acted as stage manager for Dick Clark Productions on the Red Carpet of The Golden Globes and at the American Music Awards (AMAs).
In 2012, Noga completed her feature film directing-debut, The Grey Area, a documentary about the lives of inmates at a maximum-security women’s prison in Iowa. Previous works include Morning (2011), a short film starring celebrated Israeli actress, Hani Furstenberg. Noga also directed and choreographed numerous music-videos, short-films, musicals and plays. Her achievements include winning the Audience Award at the International Jerusalem Film Festival for her short film Musical Chairs, which was later selected to air several times on Israeli cable TV.
Noga studied Filmmaking at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, and holds a degree in Theater and Dance from Grinnell College, where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class. (2/13)
The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
A film by Noga Ashkenazi, 2012, 65 min., Color
THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars.