Film Directing - Screenwriting - Editing

THE TOURIST 2005, 15 min., B/W & Color - Super 8
Watch The Tourist online.
A woman afraid to leave her Brooklyn apartment makes a puzzling discovery as she struggles with her dreams, memories and the mundane.


2007 Rooftops Films
2007 Brooklyn Independent @ Barbes
2006 Coney Island Film Festival
2005 Hamptons International Film Festival
2005 Raindance Film Festival
2005 Woodstock Film Festival
2005 Atlanta Film Festival
2005 South by Southwest Film Festival
2006 Flicker NYC


The Journal of Short Film (new quarterly DVD that is committed to the short film as an artform)

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Produced and
Directed by
ames Israel
Jeff Israel
Written by
James Israel
Rebecca Moore.... Claire
Signe Bergstrom.... Sara
Luci Westphal-Solary.... Woman in Dream
Mathilda.... Daiquiri

Cinematography by
David Teague

Additional camera by
Jeff Israel
James Israel
Film Editing by
Jeff Israel

Original Score composed by
Sean Travers

Music by

Sound Recordist
Phil Richards

Sound Editor
Tom Lino

Photographer (Puzzle)
Cheryl Harmeling

Still Photographer
Bruno Navarro
Production assistant
Adeline Lausson
Download high res images here.
View pictures from The Tourist's world premiere screening at
the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival here.

"I saw 'The Tourist' at SXSW - it was quiet and dreamy and had a subtle sense of humor that I really liked."

Karina Longworth, Cinematical

"A short film with much power, and an almost mystical instinct about the weirdness of everyday life."

Mark Rhodes, Films in Review

"Nicely enigmatic and with spectacular colour sequences."

Simon Cameron, Shooting People

"I pictured the ‘conclusion’ before it even happened, but what difference does that make…? Eerie and intense b&w visuals."

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