JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFEDirected by Tomer Heymann
Award-winning filmmaker Tomer Heymann follows Israeli global gay-porn sensation and self-admitted mama’s boy Jonathan Agassi for his first eight years in the business. Long dreaming of a red-hot career as a beloved porn star, Agassi finds fast fame after his fans discover his debut videos and rises rapidly to the top of his field. But his success proves hard to sustain when his emotional immaturity and burgeoning drug habit threaten to derail everything he’s been hoping to achieve.
Born in Israel in 1970, Tomer Heymann has been directing documentary films and series since 1997. His films have been theatrically released around the world, making him one of the documentary film industry’s leading directors. Cinematic and TV credits include Paper Dolls (3 awards at Berlinale 2006), Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (Audience Award at Berlinale 2016), and Mr. Gaga (Audience Award at SXSW 2017). Heymann teaches at several film schools in Israel and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects