Animation director @ yonigoodman.co.il
born 1976. Began his career as an illustrator and designer for two major Israeli newspapers. While studying in the department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Yoni (IL) fell in love with animation and hasn’t stopped making it since. After graduation in 2002 he worked as a freelance animator and illustrator for numerous TV Shows and commercials.
In 2004 he began teaching animation in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (until 2009) and started to work as director of animation for Ari Folman’s documentary series, “The material that love is made of”. Yoni also worked as director of animation for Ari Folman’s feature “Waltz with Bashir”, in which he also developed the Flash Cutout animation technique needed to create this feature.
In 2008-2011 he worked as a freelance animator, making several short films for human rights organizations. He also worked as an animation director in the short film “The Gift”, and director of animation for “The edge of joy”.
From 2011 to 2013 he worked as director of animation on Ari Folman’s film “The Congress”.
From 2014 to 2017 he worked as a freelance director and animator.
From 2017 to 2018 Goodman was director of animation for the documentary feature “It’s a hard truth, Ain’t it”.
From 2018 till 2021 he was director of animation for Ari Folman’s “Where is Anne Frank”. Goodman oversaw the storyboard, layout and animation departments.