It Kinda Scares Me
A film by Tomer Heymann
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2001  |  Israel  |  57 min.  |  English, Hebrew  |  Original Title: It Kinda Scares Me תומר והשרוטים


Heymann Brothers Films
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Heymann Brothers Films has been operating for over a decade and specializes in long term documentary projects with a social and political orientation, as well as very personal ones. The company was founded by Tomer Heymann, one of the leading documentary directors in Israel.Tomer & Barak In
2001 he created “It Kinda Scares Me” which won the Academy Award in Israel, and other awards in Torino, Milan, New York, Taipei and Melbourne.

In 2003 his film "Aviv - Fucked Up Generation" came out commercially and brought a vast amount of viewers to the cinemas, as it correspondingly participated in many festivals worldwide.

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Barak Heymann joined the "Heymann Brothers Films" company in 2003 and has since directed and produced several documentary films and series. “Heymann Brothers Films” is an independent Israeli company dedicated to the release of documentaries on the social aspect of the Israeli/Jewish culture.

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Tomer Heymann was born in Kfar Yedidia in Israel in 1970 and has directed many documentary films and series in the past ten years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals including his first film “It Kinda Scares Me”. “Paper Dolls” won three awards at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Festival. The film and TV series "Bridge over the Wadi”, co-produced with the American ITVS, won the Israeli Documentary Film competition, participated in IDFA Festival's prestigious competition and won many awards around the world. Tomer's new 8-part series "The Way Home" was recently broadcasted by the Yes Doco Channel in Israel and won the best documentary series award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. 


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It Kinda Scares Me is a gritty, funny documentary about a drama coach and the "delinquent" boys he teaches. In their world, bravado is everything and Friday nights are for getting into fights. Tomer Heymann, both filmmaker and drama coach, encourages the boys to create something from their pain and marginalization, while they struggle in rehearsals not to sacrifice their much-prized Israeli machismo. When Tomer announces to the group that he is gay, they are shocked, but his commitment to their play wins the day as they prepare for a performance that will give voice to the lives of disaffected Israeli youth.

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9th Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival,Israel 2013
- With the films:     It Kinda Scares Me  -   Aviv (Fucked Up Generation)  -  

The director Tomer Heymann will be available for an audience Q&A afterwards.


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16th Festival de Cinema Judaico de São Paulo 2012
- With the films:     The Queen Has No Crown  -   End of The Story  -   I Shot My Love  -   Lone Samaritan  -   Bridge Over the Wadi  -   Paper Dolls  -   It Kinda Scares Me  -   Dancing Alfonso  -   Aviv (Fucked Up Generation)  -   My Village  -  

Films by Tomer Heyman & Barak Heymann, both guests of honor of the Festival. They will attend all screenings, and be available for Q&A thereafter.

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Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival ,Taiwan 2011 TLVFest - 6th Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival 2011
- With the films:     The Queen Has No Crown  -   I Shot My Love  -   It Kinda Scares Me  -  

Taking place between the 11 and 18th of June, 2011, includes a special tribute to Tomer heymann, screening "It kinda Scares Me", "I Shot My Love", as well as the Israeli premeier of "The Queen Has No Crown".

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Thessaloniki LGBTI Cultural Panorama, Greece 2011
- With the films:     I Shot My Love  -   Paper Dolls  -   It Kinda Scares Me  -  

A Tribute to three of Tomer Heymann's films:

Thursday, the 5th May, 18.00: "Paper dolls".

Saturday, the 7th of May, 22.00: "I shot my love", 23.00h to 23.30h Discussion with the film director- Tomer Heymann , 23.00: "It kinda scares me".

Sunday, the 8th of May, 18.00: "I shot my love", 19.00h: "It kinda scares me", 20.00 to 20.30h Discussion with the film director.

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Hot Docs International Film Festival, Canada 2002
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK 2002
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia 2002
OUTFEST G&L Film Festival L.A,USA 2002
Taipei International Documentary Film Festival, Taiwan 2002
Bangkok Film Festival 2003
The 17th International Turin G&L Film Festival, Italy 2002
Seoul International Queer Film&Video Festival, South Korea 2003
Haifa International Film Festival, Israel 2001
Boulder Film Festival Colorado, USA 2002
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada 2002
Milan Gay&Lesbian Film Festival, Italy 2002
Israfest NY, USA 2002
The Film and Television Academy Awards, Israel 2001
פרס ראשון לתומר והשרוטים בפסטיבל מלבורן

מרב יודלביץ'.

סרטו של תומר הימן זכה במהלך השנה האחרונה בשישה פרסים בישראל ובעולם.

סרטו התיעודי עטור הפרסים של הבמאי תומר הימן, "תומר והשרוטים", זכה במקום הראשון בקטגוריית הסרטים התיעודיים בפסטיבל מלבורן היוקרתי שננעל אמש. הסרט זכה בפרס כספי בסך 3,000 דולרים אוסטרליים. "תומר והשרוטים" הוקרן בפני אולם מלא וזכה לביקורות נלהבות בעיתונות האוסטרלית. בעקבות ההקרנה והזכייה, הוזמן הימן לפסטיבל אדלייד הבינלאומי שיתקיים באוסטרליה בפברואר 2003. הפרס הנוכחי מצטרף לשישה פרסים קודמים בהם זכה הסרט במהלך השנה האחרונה: פרס הסרט התיעודי הטוב ביותר ופרס חביב הקהל בפסטיבל ההומו-לסבי בטורינו, ציון לשבח בפסטיבל ההומו-לסבי במילנו, פרס הסרט התיעודי בפסטיבלי הסרטים הישראליים בניו-יורק, לוס-אנג'לס, מיאמי ושיקגו, פרס הסרט התיעודי בפסטיבל חיפה ופרס האקדמיה הישראלית לקולנוע.

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שריטה בלב

ניר זייד

ישנם סרטים דרמטיים, עצובים, מרגשים, שבשיאם מעבירים בך רעד בלתי יתואר בגוף. בנשיקה בין הדמויות הראשיות, כשהבן יוצא מהארון לפני הוריו, כשדמות אסרטיבית ובלתי פגיעה כביכול נשברת, כשהבת חוזרת אל האבא האהוב, או שהילד חוזר לזרועות אמו. אז לנו, הצופים, דמעה נוזלת, ריגוש עובר בגוף, התרחשות נפלאה. כן, הקולנוע יודע להעביר קסם. בסרטו התיעודי של תומר הימן "תומר והשרוטים" השיא הוא בכל דקה, בכל שניה, בכל רגע. הרעד בגוף עובר שוב שוב, עומס של רעידות שמציף אותנו כצופים, שניה אחר שניה אחר שניה.

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Written and Directed by:  Tomer Heymann
Producers:  Hagai Levi, Tomer Heymann
Editor:  Ido Mochrik
Cinematographer:  Oren Yakobovich
Original Score:  Berry Sacharof
Research:  Tali Shamir-Werzberger

This film was supported by New Israeli Foundation for TV & Radio, Channel 8, and Second Authority for TV & Radio.