Montreal-based filmmaker and street photographer Ezra Soiferman shoots and directs documentaries and photo series about people, places and things that warm hearts, uplift spirits, and frequently provoke thought and laughter.
Ezra's movies (including "Dockside to Bedside: 100 Years of Herzl", "Posthumous Pickle Party", "Cod Help Us", "Man of Grease", "Tree Weeks" and "Pressure Drop") have screened or won awards at over 35 film festivals worldwide since 1994, when he graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Networks on which his films or TV episodes have aired include: CBC, CTV, TVO, Nat-Geo, CBC Documentary Channel, SBS Australia, Knowledge Network, CityTV, Canal D, RDI, SRC, and Oprah, amongst others.
Ezra's latest film is the Muse Entertainment documentary "Grass Fed" which premiered in late 2015 on the CBC’s Documentary Channel and can now be seen on iTunes and Google Play in Canada and the USA.
In March 2016, Soiferman released the acclaimed “Last Game at The Forum” a photo project which featured a coffee table book, gallery exhibit and music photeo about the final Canadiens hockey match played at the Montreal Forum prior to its closing in 1996.
In summer 2016, Ezra became the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Tweed, Canada's largest licensed producer of medical cannabis (click here to see press clippings covering the residency). This also marked the first time in history a cannabis company has taken on an artist-in-residence. As part of the Tweed residency, Ezra created new photo series and short films and served as a brand ambassador for the company. The first project he released as part of the residency was the music photeo "The Walls of Montreal" / "Les Murs de Montréal", a love letter to the vast array of artistic murals throughout his hometown, of which he has photographed more than 1500.
Ezra's second video for his Tweed residency was "Ez in Res'", a music photeo released the day cannabis legalization was tabled by the Canadian Government which was coincidentally his 45th birthday. The video features some of his favourite images shot during his extensive travels for the residency.
In spring 2018, Ezra was hired to shoot and direct the 12-part web series Beyond the Plate for the Montreal Gazette. Hosted and produced by Heidi Small, the documentary series plucks famous Montreal chefs from their kitchens and takes them out on adventures such as mushroom foraging, rooftop farming, and revisiting their childhood haunts.
Ezra's photos have appeared in the pages of outlets including The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, The Montreal Gazette, CBC Arts, Civilized, Canadian Geographic, Marijuana.com, The Cannabist, Canadian Jewish News, The Edmonton Journal and, by golly, the Journal Express Drummondville.
In addition to making films and shooting photographs, Soiferman has also produced film festivals for Pop Montreal and Just For Laughs, served on festival juries and is director of the Montreal Film Group, a networking group for more than 2500 Montreal film and TV industry members which he co-founded in 2004.
Ezra shares his news at his blog EzSez.com.
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