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COLLEYVILLE

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In the safe haven of Colleyville, Texas, on January 15, 2022, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and three others find themselves hostages when a stranger disrupts a typical Saturday morning at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Dani Menkin, (ON THE MAP, PICTURE OF HIS LIFE) this gripping real-life drama unfolds over an 11-hour standoff, testing their resilience and courage in unimaginable ways. This international event captured the world's attention live on TV and will feature never-before-seen footage from those harrowing 11 hours, providing a unique perspective on the ordeal. RT 80 Min’. Hey Jude Productions, 2024.

Little Town

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Jason, a struggling stand-up comedian, embarks on a journey to Little Town with his son in search of closure over the loss of his mother. Along the way, they are joined by Lauren, a spirited companion who helps them navigate both the road and their personal quests. This heartwarming 90-minute family dramedy captures the essence of their transformative road trip. Produced by Hey Jude Productions in 2024.

Aulcie

Nov 2021. The Los Angeles Times gives AULCIE a glowing thumbs up in its November 11th edition. The movies is described as  "an emotional tale", and a "compelling and inspiring portrait of a singular life journey"
"Touching and Exhilarating": Read the LA Times review of AULCIE 
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Hey Jude Production
Hey Jude Productions
Hey Jude Productions is a Los Angeles based international film production company, dedicated to telling positive, entertaining and inspiring stories, to better the world. 

Created by Israeli Academy Award Winner writer/director Dani Menkin, Hey Jude Productions’ multi-award-winning films have been seen around the globe.  
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Dani Menkin

Dani Menkin, a twice Israeli-Academy-Award-Winning writer-director residing in Los Angeles, has cultivated a legacy of inspiring storytelling through his multi-award-winning films. His works, including "Aulcie," "Picture of His Life," "On the Map," "Dolphin Boy," "Little Town," and "Is That You?," have captivated audiences worldwide with their poignant narratives and universal themes. Notably, Menkin's debut film, "39 Pounds of Love," not only garnered critical acclaim but also found a home with HBO and earned a place on the Oscars shortlist, illustrating his ability to touch hearts and provoke thought through cinema.

At the helm of Hey Jude Productions, Menkin continues to craft stories that resonate deeply with audiences, inspiring hope, empathy, and change. Through the ON THE MAP Foundation, he channels his passion for filmmaking into a force for social good, empowering communities and amplifying voices that deserve to be heard. In both his creative endeavors and philanthropic pursuits, Dani Menkin exemplifies the transformative power of storytelling to uplift, inspire, and unite.

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ON THE MAP

“On The Map” tells the story of ’77 team, the one that brought the first European Cup to Israel and became “The Team of the Nation”.

Featuring interviews with the Jewish American athletes who made history, “On the Map” combines the pulse pounding action of a high-stakes game with an incendiary political situation at the height of the Cold War to deliver a film that honors Israeli heroes, mesmerizes fans of the game and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant and victorious against all odds.

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PICTURE OF HIS LIFE

Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all times. He has swam with and photographed Anacondas, Giant Leopard Seals, Great White Sharks, Orcas and Crocodiles, but Now, at the age of 65, he is about to face his ultimate challenge: to swim, face face, unprotected with A Polar Bear.
While he is on this journey to the Canadian high Arctic, he will also have to deal with an old and painful memory…

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LITTLE TOWN

Jason, a struggling stand-up comedian, embarks on a journey to Little Town with his son in search of closure over the loss of his mother. Along the way, they are joined by Lauren, a spirited companion who helps them navigate both the road and their personal quests. This heartwarming 90-minute family dramedy captures the essence of their transformative road trip. Produced by Hey Jude Productions in 2024.

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39 POUNTS OF LOVE

This is the story of Ami, a man who while unable to move any part of his body, still manages to move each and every one of us, as he teaches us a part of life’s intimate dance.

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JE T’AIME - I LOVE YOU

The film follows Ben, who is traveling from Israel to New York to marry his girlfriend but misses his connection in Prague. There he meets Emma, an attractive free spirited girl. During the next 24 hours a friendship develops between the two and they find themselves reconsidering their original travel plans and re-evaluating their lives and relationships.

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AULCIE

Aulcie Perry, an African American, from the violence-filled streets of Newark, NJ finds his glory in leading Israel’s Maccabi basketball team to European championship, only to fall to drugs and jail time before his redemption and search for his biological daughter.

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IS THAT YOU?

Is That You? Is an Israeli Academy Award Wining film. Staring the renown Alon Aboutboul (London Has Fallen, Dark Knight Rises) as Ronnie, a 60 years old man looking for his old time ex girl friend from 40 years ago.

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DOLPHIN BOY

Morad disconnects himself from people, following a violent attack he experiences. His father takes him to be treated by dolphins in the Red sea. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence, but erases his past and refuses to go back home.

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