Governing board

  • Shaul Kesslassi (1964), founder and general director of Nefesh, a freelance documentary filmmaker and producer.
  • Jaime Ruben Halegue (1957), secretary of Nefesh, ex photographer for NRC Handelsblad and NIW and an entrepreneur.
  • Tamar Ravid (1976), treasurer of Nefesh, studied at the Dutch Academy of Film and Television and has been a freelance scriptwriter, filmmaker and writer since 2004.

    The members of the governing board are also active in the divers aspects of producing and realizing the Nefesh films/ productions/ TV Programmes often at a rate lower than the market rate in order to guarantee a high quality productions for a lower cost.

    Nefesh Foundation cooperated with a number of freelancers including:

    Shirley Barenholz photographer and filmmaker

    Hedda van Gennep (1929), scenario writer and consultant, has been a film director and teacher at the Media Academy since 1969 and a freelance writer for innumerable documentary films since 1987.

  • Kester Dixon (1954), studied at the Amsterdam Film Academy and has been a film and video cameraman since 1980.

    Daphne Meijer (1961), writer and scriptwriter, studied Dutch at the University of Amsterdam and has been a novelist and a journalist for the NIW and Het Parool since 1991 and has worked on other projects. She co-produced several short films and documentaries.

  • José Recio Martin (1975), production staff member, studied Spanish and Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam and worked on several documentaries.
  • Nadav Monselise/ (1969) has a Law degree from Tel Aviv University and a degree in Art and Design from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

    Bastiaan Piloo, adviser, previously a consultant at Van Dishoeck & Jongbloed consultancy bureau in Amsterdam, assists the Nefesh Foundation. He has been an adviser in the non-profit sector since 1998 and plays a role in the financial planning, PR, and organizational developments.

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