Originally from Israel, Eli Hershko who graduated from Haifa school of the arts had joined the Israeli Defense Force where he served as a photographer and later as a teacher for photography. After his Honorable discharge as a Sergeant he studied at WIZO Art College in Haifa, and is a graduate of the New York Film Academy Digital Film Program. In addition to filmmaking pursuits, Eli has worked as a professional photographer, shooting album and magazine covers for popular artists including: Biggie Smalls, Bjork, Public Enemy, naughty by nature, SpaceHog, The Backstreet Boys, Cake, Garbage and Tony Bennett (to name a few).
in 2012 hershko finished post production on his first feature film titled “carla” starring 2012 EMMY nominated actor Mark Margolis and 2013 EMMY nominated actor Lavern Cox of “orange is the new black” netflix original series. The film has entered the 2013 film festival circuits. and has been winning awards. The film was theatrically released on DEC 2015 and currently it is being distributed on various VOD platform.
Working under the banner of CONJURED VISIONS FILMS company, Hershko continues to write, produce, direct and shoot TV spots as well as viral films and web content for various clients and ad agencies.
In July 2014, Principal photography for Hershko’s new feature film titled “the closer” has wrapped. The film currently entered the film festival circuit and is slated to screen nationally and internationally through 2016.
Pre-Production has commenced on Hershko's newest project titled "Fairy Tale" slated to shoot in the 3rd Q of 2016.