Talya Lavie

Talya Lavie is an Israeli filmmaker best known for her 2014 debut feature Zero Motivation. She was inspired to write Zero Motivation based on her own experience serving in the Israel Defense Forces. In 2006 she created a 19-minute short called The Substitute which played at the Tribeca Film Festival about a young woman working for the IDF. This short was later developed into a feature-length film, Zero Motivation. The film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival where it won Best Narrative Feature in the World Narrative Competition. It was given a limited release in the U.S. in December, 2014 by Zeitgeist Films. The film was nominated for 12 Ophir Awards and went on to win 6 of them, including two for Lavie herself for Best Director and Best Screenplay.