AntiVirus film is a unique low budget indie project, made for graduation student of acting school. The production began in 2011 when Alon Newman were asked to help and produce a film for graduates students of "IMPRO" Acting school in their final graduation project. Assistance was voluntary. Alon screenwriter and director recruited to write the script and later in 2012 direct the film. At first it was a short film. The film was made in seven days and a few months of editing. After screening the first rough cut of product, it was decided to extend the film. In 2014 we manage to reproduce the missing scene and finalize the film. The graduate students got their graduation project portfolio. The film was produced on a voluntary basis and for the love of cinema. The financial investment in the film was divided between the two producers: Alon Newman and Matan Melech in additional to a sponsor; ESET A global security firm.
The movie opens on a press conference which reveals the outbreak of a deadly virus which kills nine high-tech company workers in less than 24 hours.
A Tel Aviv district police commander, Mr. Turjeman who is in charge of the investigation is having difficulties facing this enigma and all hope looks lost.
As the investigation unveils we realize that the high-tech company named "Patogen" had been a step away from finishing the development of a genius application that could cure people from any virus.
Now after six years of research and millions of dollars spent, the ministry of health denies them of approval to conduct human experiments.
And they must find a solution, or they won't be able to repay their partners and investors.
Dr. Micha Sharir, one of the company owners is the main witness; his fascinating story is being portrayed on how his brother, Ram and his deputy named Shahar tried everything to save the company due to the Health Ministry's refusal to approve Human experiments.
In a desperate act, someone activates the Protocol… and causes the spreading of a lethal virus.
Micha and Ram are shocked and do not know how to escape this awful situation.
Meanwhile the army and the police isolate the building to prevent the spread of the virus.
Directors: Alon Newman
Writers: Alon Newman
Producers: Alon Newman, Matan Melech
Key cast: Matan Mallinger, Gitit Azulay, Moran Rightman, Maayan Eliasi, Jenya Lerer, Hofit Shafran, Boaz Ben Basat, Ariela Bronshtein, Rodik Dinisman
Student project: Yes
Completion date: 2014-09-28
Shooting format: DSLR
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes