Tamar Halpern’s documentary, Llyn Foulkes One Man Band, follows 8 years of a painter’s life until his rediscovery at age 77. “A joy to watch” (The Hollywood Reporter). “Undeniably fascinating” (Variety). Halpern wrote/directed Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, starring Mira Sovino, Joe Pantoliano and Michael Urie, adapting the book by NY Times bestseller Wendy Mass. Previous writer/director work includes the feature Shelf Life, “a whip smart film that taps into a fresh source for American comedy” (Variety), starring Betsy Brandt of Breaking Bad. Halpern’s short, Death, Taxes and Apple Juice, was invited to 40+ festivals.
Halpern’s script about legendary journalist Nellie Bly is in development with Protazoa Pictures. Her script Ezzy Fish was on the Black List, a Nicholl’s semi finalist, IFP/NY Top Ten finalist, and accepted into the FIND Producers and Directors Labs. Her MFA is from USC Cinematic Arts and she’s received residencies at Hedgebrook, a writing retreat where women author change. Her articles and stories are in the Huffington Post, Joyland, SheRa, ByLine, Ms In the Biz and Sundress, winning the Best of the Net Award. She has written/directed commercials for clients such as Armani, YSL, Amazon and DeBeers and sometimes works in reality TV.