Oren Shai is a Los-Angeles based filmmaker. His short films have been featured on IndieWIRE, USA Today, AOL Moviefone, and at SXSW and NoirCon 2012, among others. He graduated from NYU with a focus on cinema studies and history. His writing has appeared in publications in the U.S., Israel, and Italy. He is currently developing his first feature film. Oren's works can be found at www.rockingoren.com.
“The cheap production values of most WIP films required them to rely on the promise of forbidden spectacles such as sex (‘Love Starved Women!’), violence (‘Rape, riot, and revenge’), and often the pretense of an exposé (“The story of a woman’s prison today’) to attract moviegoers.”