Released in 2002 and directed by Eytan Fox, Yossi & Jagger is the story of two Israeli soldiers stationed on the Lebanese border looking for solitude in the chaos of war. The film won the Outstanding Film – Limited Release award at the 2004 GLAAD Media Awards. Shot in Israel, the film features actors Ohad Knoller and Yehuda Levi.
As a young boy growing up in Israel, Ohad Knoller attended the Thelma Yellin high school in Tel Aviv. Drawn towards television and film at an early age, Knoller made his first television appearance at the age of 14, starring in an Israeli TV show. By age 18, Knoller had landed his first feature film role, but then put his acting career on hold in order to complete his mandatory military service in Israel.
Released in 2006 and directed by Eytan Fox, The Bubble highlights an unlikely love between a gay Israeli and Palestinian couple. The film won the award for Outstanding Film – Limited Release at the 2008 GLAAD Media Awards. Shot in Tel Aviv and Palestine, the film features actors Ohad Knoller and Yousef “Joe” Sweid.