I just got back from an incredible (and, at times, incredibly stressful) trip to Jerusalem, Israel. I went to produce an ambitious short film that I co-wrote with Jonathan Zsofi-Guy called “Blood of Jerusalem.” We spent a few weeks in pre-production: scouting various locations, finding costumes and props, and casting. Then we had just four days of principal photography. It’s a period piece so the budget naturally ballooned and we had to continually adjust to the cultural differences that affect production in a foreign country.

But even though we had numerous hurdles to jump over to get the short film made, everything came together in the end. I encourage any filmmaker to produce in a different country at least once in your life. You learn new problem-solving skills and meet talented crew members from all over the globe. Enjoy a few pictures from the trip below!