Medalia Productions

Medalia Productions is a creative media firm that produces feature films, documentaries, television shows and commercials. Our projects have garnered critical acclaim, earning us three Emmy nominations and a Peabody award. We also collaborate with international companies, providing them with a variety of production services in the US, Europe, and Israel. Our projects have aired around the world on networks including HBO, MTV, BBC, AOL and Arte.

HILLA MEDALIA

Director/Producer

Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Hilla Medalia has received three Emmy® nominations.
Her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theaters and on television including HBO, MTV, BBC and ARTE.
Among her range of titles include ‘To Die in Jerusalem’ 2007 (HBO), ‘After the Storm’ 2009 (MTV), ‘Numbered’ 2012 (ARTE), ‘Dancing in Jaffa’ 2013 (Tribeca, IFC Sundance selects), ‘Web Junkie’ 2014 (Sundance Film Festival, POV (PBS), BBC) ‘The Go Go Boys’ 2014 (Cannes Film Festival), ‘Censored Voices’ 2015, (Sundance Film Festival and Berlinale), Muhi – Generally Temporary 2017 (San Francisco Film Festival, HotDocs, AFI, Docaviv). Medalia holds a Master of Arts from Southern Illinois University.

RONNY MERDINGER

Producer

Film and television producer with extensive, diverse experience producing projects worldwide.
After graduating New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a film & television degree, Merdinger joined the production team of HBO’s cultural phenomenon Sex and The City.  She went on to manage productions for BBC, HBO, NBC, Relativity Media, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, Warner Bros., Showtime and Fox.
Due to the wide range of productions she helmed, including commercials, both narrative and documentary shorts and features, scripted episodic television, and music videos, Merdinger was able to build a unique type and level of experience.
Her vast body of work includes Beyonce’s BET award-winning music video, Love on Top; Sundance smash, Half Nelson, for which Ryan Gosling was nominated for an Academy Award; John Oliver – Live on Stage: Terrifying Times and HBO’s critical darling and Emmy award-winning comedy series, Flight of the Conchords.

MARIEL OSTROWER

Head of Production

A production manager, line and post producer with deep experience in the Israeli documentary industry. Mariel’s resume includes work on award winning documentaries such as Sound of Torture (2014), Powder (2012), Arab Movie (2015) among others. She is Passionate about her work and has extensive knowledge in the many facets of documentary film making – from the early stages of idea development and pre-production to post production and distribution.
Mariel is also recognized for her talent as a writer and translator of film portfolios for festivals and funds submissions.

PATRICIA FRANQUESA

Production Manager

After graduating from Ramon Llull University with Film & Television degree, Patricia joined the production team of The Heymann Brothers Films in Israel, where she was involved in the production and distribution of their current documentary projects back then, such “Mr. Gaga” (ARTE, AVRO, SVT), “Before The Revolution” (ITVS), “Life in Stills” (Israeli Oscar winner), “The Queen Has No Crown” (Berlinale) among others. Later on Patricia went to manage the production of the projects of Medalia Productions. She led the post-production of the documentary film “Censored Voices” (BBC, ARTE, VPRO, RTS), world premiered in Sundance Film Festival, and later screened at Berlinale, Hot Docs, BFI London, IDFA, Documenta Madrid. She is currently studying for her Masters in Creative Documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).