Abulele premiered internationally at TIFF Kids and has been playing festivals around the world including Zlín Film Festival, Giffoni Film Festival and BUFF. Among many awards and nominations, Abulele was nominated to 2 Israeli Film Academy for Best Music and Best Makeup Effects. The popular family-drama produced by Dori Media Paran, Spiro Films and Snowball Studios was a box office success in Israel having garnered over 100,000 admissions in Israeli box-office.
Ancient legends warn children about the Abulele, enormous, furry and sometimes dangerous monsters who are able to hide among the human race by making themselves invisible except to special children who are in need of a friend. In this heartfelt family film, ADAM, a young boy grieving from the loss of his brother, discovers an Abulele living in his building. But when Adam realizes that it is not the Abulele but the humans who are the real monsters, he risks everything to save his friendly giant.
“Dealing with the universal themes of loss of a family member and school bullying, Abulele will appeal to families everywhere” commented Shaked Berenson, Epic’s co-founder, “The film tells a compelling personal human story while expertly weaving elements of fantasy with a friendly ancient creature,” he concluded.