Rabbi Mordechai Vardi (58) is head of the screenwriting department at The Ma’aleh School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Film and Television from Tel Aviv University. He is a director, producer and screenwriter. He served as Artistic Adviser for the Israeli Film Fund and for 18 years, he has served as Rabbi of Kibutz Rosh Tsurim.
He wrote a script for a TV program that was aired on Israeli Television, IBA Channel 1, and directed a documentary that aired on Channel 2. His documentary, Mom Is Not Crazy (2014), aired on YES-Docu. The Field (2017) is his fourth film.