CAST AND CREW
Director, Writer, Producer
Lance McAlindon is a leading innovator and consumer researcher in the fields of entertainment and family brands. Lance offers a unique combination of experience in US Retail (Walmart, Dollar General), shopper insights for a leader in Consumer Packaged Goods (P&G) and the US entertainment industry (Alliance for Family Entertainment). Have consistently brought new thinking to each role and in every case have personally led the creation of new solutions to solve difficult business challenges and navigate a rapidly transforming marketplace.
Tommy was born and raised in the great State of Tennessee, where he met and married his perfect match, Sherri. In 2004, Tommy made an exploratory trip to Israel and saw some needs for help he was sure his family could meet. A year later, HaYovel was established, with the mission of facilitating the prophetic restoration of Israel through support of small independent farmers in the heartland. Today, Tommy lives a new adventure every day. He is known by many throughout the US, Israel and the world as a man of integrity and faith, whose focus is on the eternal investments of family and Israel.
John Rhys-Davies is one of modern cinema's most recognizable character actors. While best known for his work as Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) comic sidekick, Sallah, and as Gimli in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, the actor has appeared in over 100 television shows and films since the early '70s.
Born in Pennsylvania, Johnathan Rosenburg moved to Israel when he was 26 years old and joined the Israeli Defense Force. His story in I AM ISRAEL as a protector of the nation reflects the same faithfulness as the Mighty Men of David.
Batya Selah is a wife and mother of two growing boys. Her story in I AM ISRAEL celebrates new life and motherhood in the same spirit as the strong Jewish mothers of the Bible, such as Hannah.
Alex Levin is one of the great painters of Israel. Alex moved from Russia to Israel in 1994. His work is known around the world, and celebrated by Christians and Jews alike. In 2007 Alex received the Medal Award for the Contribution to the Judaic Art from the Knesset. Alex walks in the footsteps of the great artists of the Bible, and his story in I AM ISRAEL represents skillful artistry in modern day Israel.
Daniella Avraham is a wife, mother and tour guide. The descendant of Holocaust survivors, Daniella's fruitful life in Israel is a testament that God has never and will never forsake the Jewish people. As a guide in Jerusalem, she has the joy of showing people from all nations the history and archaeology of the Jewish story, covering the last 3000 years. Her story in I AM ISRAEL represents the living link of Jews today to the Jews from the days of the Bible.
Born in Russia, Yaakov Berg came to Israel when he was 4 years old. He and his family planted vineyards in the same regions where Jeremiah prophesied that vineyards would one day be planted. In 2002 Yaakov opened Psagot Winery, a beacon for locals and visitors to Judea and Samaria, and winner of international awards for wine. Yaakov's story in I AM ISRAEL illustrates the rebirth of the land of Israel, foretold long ago in the Scriptures.
Natalie Kiern is a wife, mother and aerial cinematographer. She has worked side-by-side with her husband David on films in South Africa, Cuba, Israel and the United States. Her aerial shots have appeared in documentaries for Coca-Cola and music videos such as Michael W. Smith's "He Will Never End."
David Kiern specializes in creating motion pictures which inspire and motivate audiences. David has directed documentary films in Nepal, South Africa, India, Israel and Cuba. His films have been used to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for American and international non-profits. David's commercial work includes directing,producing and editing for Coca-Cola, the USO, the Hallmark Channel, PBS, Netflix, EMI and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.