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The First Day of April


Guli wakes up in the middle of the night and finds her father, Uri, preparing a prank for April Fools’ Day (April 1st), which begins that next morning. When she awakens in the morning she is surprised to hear that her father died during his morning jog at the kibbutz where they live. While her family is busy with the funeral preparations, Guli finds clues that maybe her father is playing a practical joke on everyone.

Director’s Biodata

Shauly Melamed born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1993. Before applying to the Steve Tisch School for Film and TV, Shauly worked as an editor in the Israeli award-winning television satire shows – Gav Ha’uma, and in the popular Israeli radio station – Galei Zahal. Today Shaul works as an editor in the documentary production company – Ben Mayor & Farag Films. His first short film “Out of Breath” (2017) was screened in festivals over the world, including Jagran film Featival (India), TLVfest (Israel), Leeds Queer Film Festival (UK) and cet.