Lior Raz became a global name with the hit Israeli Netflix series Fauda, winning accolades and fans from around the world.
Starring as Doron Kabilio, the commander of an undercover counter-terrorism unit, and co-created with Avi Issacharoff, Fauda won numerous awards and was voted by the New York Times as best international show of 2017. In Israel, Fauda won 11 TV Academy Awards in 2018, including best TV drama, best actor for Lior Raz, best screenplay, casting, cinematography, recording, and special effects.
In August 2021, Netflix released a new series Hit & Run also starring Lior Raz. Working together again with Avi Issacharof and a talented team of co-creators, the story portrays a man caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue from New York to Tel Aviv as he searches for the truth behind his wife's death.
Join Lior Raz for this “In Conversation” webinar with Deanne Weir, Chair of the Sydney Film Festival and Hoodlum, an Emmy and BAFTA award winning production company.
they will explore how Lior’s experiences as an actor, screenwriter, producer
and former creative director helped shape modern Israeli storytelling and the
development of globally compelling TV content.
Lior Raz is the creator and the leading actor of the series "Fauda" and "Hit and Run". Both series have been broadcasted in Netflix, were well acclaimed and gained much success.
"Fauda" is based on Lior's real-life experience and story as a soldier in a special force unit of the Israeli Defense Force.
For his appearance in FAUDA Lior won Israeli academy award for best actor, one out of 6 awards the series won in total.
The shooting of the 4th season of "Fauda" is about to begin soon.
Lior is a highly wanted lecturer worldwide, his lectures combine his experience both as an actor and as a creator together with his life story.
Deanne Weir, is a former media lawyer and executive turned producer, investor and company director. She is passionate about storytelling, change-making and gender equality. Deanne invests in entrepreneurs and storytellers to help them change the world. Deanne is Chair of Ai-Media, an ASX listed technology company, and Seer Data & Analytics, a civic tech start-up, and she recently joined the board of Verve Super.
Film investments include I Used to Be Normal, Babyteeth, Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears, I Am Woman and upcoming projects Blaze and How to Please A Woman.
A board member of Screen Australia until 2016, Deanne was instrumental in the development of its Gender Matters program and remains a member of the Gender Matters Taskforce. Deanne is also Chair of the Sydney Film Festival and For Film’s Sake, an advocacy organisation that runs the Attagirl global film lab.