Omer Yefman

is a documentary and feature filmmaker. In most of his works, film-making serves as a therapeutic transference of mental and emotional processes. Among his works are the films “All Happy Mornings”, “Ben’s Mom”, “Yoland”, and “And the Land was Chaos” episode and short features made with at-risk Youth.


All Happy Mornings, 2012; Ben’s Mom; Yoland; And the Land was Chaos; Holding It In, 2020.

Chen Rotem

is a musician with a social activism agenda. Writer and composer. Teaches vocal pedagogy and writing.


Holding It In, 2020.

Holding It In (16+)

Israel , 2020, 60 min.
Directors: Omer Yefman , Chen Rotem
Chen, an artist who desires to become a surrogate mother, discovers that her friends are looking for a surrogate. Together with her partner and two children, the entire family embarks on an extraordinary journey, in which friendship and ethical questions will be put to the test. The film examines the concept of collaborative partnership at the deepest and most human level and allows an intimate observation of ordinary people who have chosen to participate in something as large as life itself.