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Rakefet Abergel

C.E.O. Cyclamen Films

Rakefet Abergel is an accomplished director, writer, and producer known for her unique voice. She began her career as an actress and later created three award-winning short films: Jax in Love, Boo, and Still, along with several screenplays.


Her first short, Jax in Love, which she wrote, produced and starred in, played dozens of film festivals and is currently available on Amazon Prime, Screambox, and ShortsTV.


She also wrote, produced, starred in and directed her second short film, Boo. It screened at over 85 film festivals across the world including HollyShorts and New Filmmakers LA, and garnered her multiple awards for Best Director, Best Female Filmmaker, Best Genre Filmmaker, Best Writing in a Short, Best Horror Short, and Best Actress and others at top genre festivals such as Filmquest, Nightmares Film Festival, GenreBlast, and others.


Boo was picked up and distributed by Gunpowder & Sky’s ALTER channel, ShortsTV, Bloody Disgusting’s Bloody TV, and multiple anthology BluRays and DVDs.

Her newest short, Still, based on her experience with miscarriage, is set to premiere in 2024.

Her films explore issues related to identity, relationships, and personal growth, and she has been praised for her ability to tackle these topics with sensitivity and nuance.


An established multi-hypenate, Abergel’s creative vision has earned her a loyal following of fans and admirers, and continues to inspire and provoke audiences around the world.

In her spare time, she works as a Hebrew School teacher at Temple Isaiah in L.A., where she teaches 6th and 7th graders and also tutors Bar and Bat Mitzvah students privately from home. She lives in Venice where she spends her down time with her witchy black cat, Luna.

Rakefet Abergel

Writer/Producer/Director/Actor

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