Cassis Films is a Tel-Aviv based production house, founded in 2011 by actress Yael Abecassis and producer Hillel Roseman. The company produces feature films & documentaries with a focus on female and social issues.
Among their productions is AYA which was nominated to the 2014 Oscars in the best live action short film category, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me- Venice film festival, Best Feature Debut in Haifa Film Festival and Before My Feet Touch The Ground documentary film by Daphni Leef – International premiere at IDFA 2017
Actress and producer Yael Abecassis is one of Israel’s leading actresses. Throughout her career she collaborated with top Israeli and international film directors, including: Amos Gitai, Gideon Raf, Olivier Panchot, Radu Mihaileanu , Salvatore Mereu, Stéphane Giusti, Eran Riklis and Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz.
She has since then starred in some of Israel’s most renowned films and TV Series, including “Kadosh”, “Alila”, “Live and Become” (Va, Vis et Deviens) and the acclaimed drama series “Hatufim” (English title: “Prisoners of War”) which served as the basis for Showtime’s Emmy Award winner “Homeland”.
In 2011 Yael Abecassis founded Cassis Films together with Hillel Roseman.
Yael is also the founder of “Women’s Spirit”, a non-profit organization that supports victims of violence, and offers them tools to attain financial independence.
Hillel Roseman started his career in the Israeli film industry in 1994, first as a truck driver, and then as a location manager in film and commercial productions. In 1997 he studied cinema at the prestigious ’Sam Spiegel’ Film School in Jerusalem and graduated with honors in 2001. In the ten years prior to the establishment of "Cassis films" Hillel worked mainly as a line producer in feature films such as “Campfire”, “Good Morning Mr. Fidelman”, “The Slut”, “The Bubble” and “Little Heroes”. He also worked as a line producer on several TV series including; “In Treatment”, “Papadizi”, “The Naked Truth” and "Sesame Street".
In 2011 he founded Cassis Films together with Yael Abecassis.