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Arnon's Demo Reel

Directing Demo Reel for Arnon Z. Shorr


  • Director/Producer with over 100 completed shorts, web series episodes, promotional videos and feature films.
  • Achievement-oriented, efficient filmmaker with extensive experience in independent and low-budget production, as well as an academic background in film studies.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and visual communication skills, with history of academic, journalistic and entertainment writing, as well as business correspondence, graphic design, video editing and directing.
  • Effective organizer, having conceived and executed short- and feature-length motion picture productions, media education courses, and arts events.

Specialties: Film and video production, post-production. Low-budget and resource-starved production strategies. Motion picture history, theory. Film & media education.

Work experience


Founder, Filmmaker

OxRock Productions, LLC

Founded OxRock Productions in 2005 to produce independent films and corporate/industrial videos.  Reorganized the company as an LLC in 2010 before entering a joint-venture to produce a feature film.

Since its founding, OxRock Productions has produced or contributed to dozens of short films and videos, as well as to long-form documentaries and independent feature films.  The company is listed on IMDB, where its most notable credits can be found.

Apr 2016Apr 2016

Production Assistant / Driver

Clever Fox Media

Assisted in the production of a VR music video directed by legendary music video director Matt Mahurin. Learned to set-up and operate a 6-camera VR rig while helping out with craft services, catering, G&E, art department, etc., etc. etc.

Dec 2015Dec 2015

Line Producer

"Mobile Hero" Promotional Video

Line-producer on promotional video directed by Lior Geller, shot by emmy-winning Carlo Orecchia for tech startup Mobile Hero.

Feb 2015May 2015

Producer, Accounts Executive

Mendy Pellin Media

Oversees company budget, accounting and infrastructure. Produces and manages multiple productions, including promotional videos, music videos and other new media content.

Nov 2014Feb 2015



Produced the 2nd season of "Jewbellish the News", a weekly comedy-news webseries.

Apr 2013Jul 2014


Max It Magazine

Writing a weekly column that addresses art and aesthetics in current, classic and indie films. To-date, the column has accumulated roughly 50,000 views.

"Musing Pictures" began as a blog in 2005, but can now be found at

Blog archives are available at

Jan 2014Jan 2014


"Glimpse" (Feature Film)

Directed award-winning feature-length contained thriller. Wrapped thirteen days of production on-time and on-budget.

Sep 2014Oct 2014

1st Assistant Director & Unit Production Manager


Scheduled and ran the set on a two-day sci-fi shoot, both on-location and in studio. The product is a trailer for the sci-fi novel, Rymyny by Max Power.


1st Assistant Director

Space Command Studios

1st Assistant Director on "Space Command: Redemption", a feature-length sci fi project featuring legends of the genre. In phase 1 of production, we shot 36 pages in three days across six different sets with numerous characters, costumes, and intricate visual effects.



L'Chaim LA (Web Series)

Directed four episodes of the web series, "L'Chaim LA", a comedic drama about young professionals who live in the heart of a Jewish neighborhood in LA.

Sep 2013Jan 2014

Producer, Director

Pellin Pictures LLC

Produced and directed a 40-episode web series for a best-selling family therapist. The production was a studio shoot under the SAG New Media contract.

Jan 20132014

Producer, Web Series

Jewbellish, LLC

Produceda sketch-comedy web series to promote with Hassidic comedian and web personality, Mendy Pellin. Directed several episodes, including "Mendy's Kitchen" and "Mad Mentsch" segments.You can see the series at of this writing, series has nearly 200,000 views.

Aug 2012Sep 2012

1st Assistant Director

"Traffic School" (Web Series)

Worked as 1st AD and Production Coordinator on the "Traffic School" web series pilot.


Editor - Music Video

JAB Media

Edited music video for Jewish singer "Shwekey", directed by Mendy Pellin.



Jewish Theatre Workshop

In addition to directing theater productions and functioning as the group's multimedia advisor, Arnon manages the Jewish Theatre Workshop's finances. During his tenure, Arnon executed the organization's first fiscal policy review, and implemented fiscal accountability measures for show-specific expenditures.



SunDeis Student Film Festival

Founded the SunDeis Student Film Festival, and served on its executive committee for two years while a student at Brandeis University.  At that time, festival guests included producers Stan Brooks and Marshall Herskovitz, director Sam Weisman, and professionals from the regional film industry.


Mark Jaffee

Arnon produced and directed "A Modest Suggestion", on which Mr. Jaffee served as executive producer.

Barbara Heller

Worked as 1st AD on a web series pilot that Ms. Heller executive-produced, wrote and starred in.

Kai Ephron

Arnon worked for Mr. Ephron as Production Manager on the indie feature, "Benjamin Troubles", which Mr. Ephron produced and directed.



BA, Philosophy & IIM Film Studies

Brandeis University

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Philosophy and Film Studies.  The Film Studies degree is an independent interdisciplinary major which included coursework from a broad range of University departments and disciplines.  Since 2005, the University has introduced a formal Film Studies major.


Gorilla 5 - Production Management Software
Production management program from Jungle Software.   Used early versions to manage short and feature productions. Beta tester for select Jungle Software products.
Microsoft Office Suite 2007
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

Teaching Experience

Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD

Apr 2008 - Dec 2008

Adjunct Professor - Communications Taught introductory video postproduction course, with a focus on Adobe Creative Suite software.


Newbury College, Brookline, MA

2006 - 2007

Adjunct Professor - Communications Taught courses in advanced post-production, mass media writing, and performance.


Gann Academy, Waltham, MA

2001 - 2007

Film Teacher Taught film history and video production to grades 9-12.Developed both year-long and trimester-long curriculae in film history and production.The current film teacher at Gann Academy had been a student in these film classes.


Shoshana S. Cardin School, Baltimore, MD

2009 - 2010

Guest Teacher Engaged in non-traditional education by teaching high school students to use video as a means of interpreting narrative religious texts.

Additional Experience

Congregation Lubavitch, Long Beach, CA, United States

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Synagogue Board

Served on the synagogue board as an elected board-member. The board oversees facilities management, community events and finance.

Starbucks Coffee Company, Baltimore, MD, United States

Feb 2008 - Mar 2011Barista If only it were possible to list in the "references" section all of the customers whose morning routine included the Starbucks at Quarry Lake.  Many of them would agree with the district manager, who commended Arnon for the "Enthusiastically Satisfied Customers" who would call her to praise him.  Some of Arnon's customers have even employed his services on video and media projects.



  • Green Apron Award (Starbucks) - 2011
  • MUG Award (Starbucks) - Various Years
  • Brandeis University Alumni Association Leadership Award – 2005

Selected Film Festivals:

  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival - 2015
    • Official Selection - Feature Film ("Glimpse")
  • Laughlin International Film Festival - 2015
    • Award Winner: Best Experimental Work - Feature Film ("Glimpse")
  • Action on Film International Film Festival - 2015
    • Award Winner: Best Action Sequence in a Martial Arts Short - Short Film ("Man of Action")
  • Burbank International Film Festival - 2015
    • Award Nominee - Best Horror/Thriller Short ("End of the Story)
  • Beverly Hills Shorts Festival - 2015
    • Official Selection - Horror/Thriller Section ("End of the Story")
  • Woods Hole Film Festival: Work-in-Progress Screenplay Competition - 2013
    • Runner-Up: Science Fiction Feature Screenplay ("Wayfarers")
  • Woods Hole Film Festival: Work-in-Progress Screenplay Competition - 2010
    • Runner-Up: SciFi/Horror Feature Screenplay ("In the Image of Man")
  • Rappahannock Independent Film Festival - 2009
    • Official Selection - Short Film ("Blood and Stone: A Legend of the Golem")
  • Rappahannock Independent Film Festival - 2008
    • Official Selection - Short Film ("Widow's Meal")
  • Rosebud Film Festival - 2008
    • Official Selection - Short Film ("Widow's Meal")
  • The Madison Jewish Film Festival - 2008
    • Official Selection - Short Film ("Widow's Meal")
  • The Jewish Film Challenge - 2008
    • Grand Prize and Audience Award ("Widow's Meal")

Directed by Arnon Z. Shorr