About Tamar Halpern

Tamar Halpern recently adapted Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, based on the book by New York Times best selling young adult author Wendy Mass. Tamar directed the film, which releases March 2012 and stars Mira Sorvino and Joe Pantoliano, with music by Edie Brickell. Previous writer/director work includes her feature Shelf Life, which Variety called a “whip smart film that taps into a fresh source for American comedy.” Her script Blackwell is in development with Sobini films and her feature Your Name Here, called “hipster parenthood’ by The Gawker, just released on TheWatchbox.com. A two-time writing resident of Hedgebrook, Tamar’s short fiction is published in Joyland Magazine and went on to win the Best of the Net 2010.

Writing awards include Paramount Screenwriting Fellowship, Jack Oakie Comedy Screenplay Award, IFP/NY Screenplay Finalist, FIND Directors Lab Fellow, Slamdance Screenplay Finalist, Cynosure Screenplay Finalist, Nicholl Screenplay Semi Finalist, Best Director Stonybrook Film Festival, Jury Award Best Film Dances With Films, Dreamago Plume et Pellicule Switzerland, Blacklist Best Unproduced Screenplays and 2010 Best of the Net for her short stories. Directing awards include Best Juried Short and Best Audience Short, Death Taxes and Apple Juice, Best Director, Memphis Bound and Gagged, Best Juried Feature, Shelf Life, Best Short, Death Taxes and Apple Juice, Top Ten Pilot pitch, John Wang’s Nebraska, FIND Directors Lab, Ezzy Fish.

Her film work can be found at www.tamarolandpictures.com.


Tamar Halpern