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About the Film

Israel 2021 | 60 min | Creative Documentary

At the age of 80, Captain Meirson embarks on his last sail at open seas on his hand-made boat.

Surrounded by the breaking waves and sounds of depths, he refuses to accept what is more frightening than the winds - growing old.

 - CODA FOR A CAPTAIN is a poetic interpretation of “The old man and the sea” - a cinematic journey of loneliness and  senescence.

*a coda (Italian for "tail") is a concluding segment passage that brings a musical piece to an end.

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The Crew

The Captain
ILAN MEIRSON (1935-2021)

Born in Haifa in 1935, Ilan spent his childhood watching the fishermen building their wooden boats on the shore of the River, In his youth he joined the local Sea-Scouts where he learned to row and sail. 

After his service, he recruited to ZIM - the national merchant navy where he quickly became a Captain commanding over massive ships across the seas. When his family extended, he left the navy and worked in the dead sea factories, overseeing the international sea-shipments. 

On 1986 he decided he wants to build his own boat. It took him 14 years. On the first day of his retirement, he launched Zina II and has sailed it up until the age of 80.  

Director and Editor
Alexander is a screenwriter and director from Tel-Aviv.
he received her BFA from the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at TAU, in the Cinema Directing department.
During her studies she directed two shorts that were screened in Film Festivals in Europe. Her short Documentary “A Delicate Balance” (2012) was in the official selection of Shanghai IFF. 
Her debut film “Coda for a Captain” (2021) is currently in international distribution. 
Alexander works as content editor and screenwriter for documentary projects and as a lector for local film funds and festivals.
Adi received his BFA in cinema from Sapir College.

He is an emerging award-winning cinematographer, with his works shown in many film festival around the world from Delhi to Chicago and Cannes. “Gabriel”, a short which he shot, directed by Oren Gerner, was in the Cannes Court Metrage Official Selection of 2018.


Yotam is an Israeli Filmmaker. He is a graduate of "The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television" in the Tel-Aviv University.

Yotam is an acclaimed editor, both in film and television.

Editing some of Israel's most popular TV shows as well as short films that screened in different national and international festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Jerusalem and more.

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Sound Designer
Daniel is a sound designer specializing in original music for video art, documentaries, film, and theater.
He has been working with critically acclaimed video artists, filmmakers and musicians from around the world. Notably, he has collaborated on works featured in the Venice Biennale, on the Oscar nominees and Cannes winning film. Daniel is teaching sound art and sound design in Bezalel art academy in Jerusalem.
Daniel is one of the founders and the director of 'Halas Radio' an experimental internet radio station sponsored by The Israeli Center for Digital Art.
Sound Designer
ALEX CLAUDE (1955-2019)
An award-winning cinema sound designer and one of the top sound designers in Israel. Since 1994, he designed over 50 feature films including ‘Foxtrot’, ‘Mr. Gaga’, ‘The Garden of Eden’, “Beaufort” and many (many) more. He was nominated 11 times for Best Sound at the Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, and won 7 times.
Coda For a Captain was his last work in progress.
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