Life isn’t Everything
- PRODUCTION INFO
Producers: Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari
Creator & Show Runner: Daniel Lappin
Director: Adi Binyaminov
Writers: Haim Idisis, Gaya Wildman, Ofer Knispel
Commissioned by: Reshet, Channel 2
Running Time: 24 episoeds, 24 miniuts each
Gadi is 44 years old and writes for a low budget TV talk show hosted by a sleazy comedian. Dafna is his academic wife. Mickey is Gadi’s writing partner and friend. He’s 34 years old and still has artistic aspirations.
He is married to Orly, of whom he is terrified. Gadi’s parents also make frequent appearances and try Gadi’s soul along with everybody else. In short, a portrait of a modern day malcontent whose mental stability is put to the test on a daily basis. Life isn’t Everything has aired 124 episodes and was declared “Israel’s most successful sitcom of all times”.
Script and play writer and director. Lappin has created several TV shows, including Life isn’t Everything, the most successful Israeli sitcom of all times, that had 150 episodes. Lappin was the director of You Can’t Choose Your Family, the Israeli version of Everybody Loves Raymond. As a writer, he worked with some of Israel’s most known comedians.
Gadi: Avi Kushnir Dafna: Anat Waxman
Miki: Idan Alterman Orly: Yael Levental
Benny: Moti Katz Meir: Shlomo Vishinsky
Batya: Nurit Cohen Noa: Abigail Lappin
Cinematographers: Avner Tzur,Benny Ventura, Shlomi Namtaib, Roni roni Itzhayek
Editing: Boaz Rosenfeld, Israel Goldwasser
Line Producer: Zachi Cohen
Production Design: Boaz Katzenelson
Casting: Hila Yuval
1st AD: Orly Raz
Sound Recordist: Arie Ben Weiss
Gaffer: Itzik Ben Yair
Post Production: Yair Nevo