Flying high

June 12, 2018


Israeli action drama When Heroes Fly follows four former friends – veterans of a special forces unit – who reunite for one final mission 11 years after falling out: to find Yaeli, a former lover of one and sister of another.

Their journey will take them deep into the Colombian jungle, but to succeed they must first confront the trauma that tore them apart.

Creator Omri Givon tells DQ about the origins of the show, which was named best series at the inaugural Canneseries event earlier this year and is based on Amir Gutfreund’s book.

Writer/director Givon also talks about why When Heroes Fly holds universal appeal, how he pushed his budget to bring the Colombian jungle to the screen and how Israeli creatives are now looking to work outside their home country.

When Heroes Fly is produced by Spiro Films for Keshet and distributed by Keshet International.

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