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First check out the praise for
'Unlikely Heroes' from
Professor Alan Dershowitz


Jeff Hoffman

Executive Producer/Director

A dual citizen of the US and Canada, Jeff has filmed in virtually every state and province. For over 30 years, he garnered experience filming worldwide as far away as Easter Island, and both the north and south poles, as well Mexico, Europe and Israel. As a cinematographer, Jeff has extensive credits on Hollywood feature films, movies-of the-week, international documentaries, television programs and commercials.  His clients range from German television (ZDF and ARD) and the big three US networks (ABC, CBS & NBC), to HBO, Disney and Nickelodeon. Notably, he worked on the Emmy award winning “Peewees Playhouse,” Michael Jackson’s music video, “Thriller," as well as the acclaimed Canadian documentary, “The Corporation,” and Academy Award nominated Best Feature Documentary, “Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life.” Jeff’s passion about telling this largely untold story, is the driving force behind “Unlikely Heroes.” 

Marc Gold

Executive Producer

With his Fresh Cats Productions, Marc has financed and produced five feature films. He follows his passion, whether it's an inspirational film such as “Wish Man,” or this film on Israel's War of Independence, which is why he has chosen to produce “Unlikely Heroes.”  According to Marc, having served in the Armed Forces, "I wish I could have lived at the time of 1948, so I could have volunteered to fight for Israel."  In addition to this film, Marc is currently working on a full slate of scripted and non-scripted television and alternative media projects, as well as feature films.

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Elizabeth Pipko

Co-Executive Producer

The daughter of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union, Elizabeth Pipko is a model, author, activist, and media personality. In her commentary and advocacy work, Pipko regularly appears on top news channels and radio programs across the country providing commentary on current affairs in the United States and abroad. Her work regularly focuses on fighting anti-semitism and advocating for the State of Israel. As a model, Pipko has appeared on the covers of top fashion magazines such as L’officiel and Harper’s Bazaar. Pipko is also the founder of Lest People Forget, the first digital Holocaust museum utilizing Web3 technology. She has been honored by the Batsheva organization for empowering Jewish women leaders, and in 2023 was named on The Algemeiner Journal’s list of the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life worldwide.

Divvy Ahronheim

Associate Producer

Divvy Ahronheim is a Montreal based producer, writer and educator. Strong personal and professional connections to Jewish life and Israel have fueled a career in education and now filmmaking, combining two of her life­‐long passions to help bring this documentary project to life. With a background in Jewish studies and education, Divvy is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto, with a Master's Degree in Jewish  Education. Her connection to the land and state of Israel is not only personal but historical, being descended from founders of the town of Rishon Letzion. Divvy's innate ability to connect to the participants in this film on a personal level, have helped give these interviews a uniquely compelling tone.

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