the terrorist's son

2018 Pitch Brunch Participant



Zak Ebrahim has spent his life trying to understand what drew his father to terrorism, and struggled with the knowledge that he has his blood in his veins. This is a portrait of a young man who was raised in the fires of fanaticism and embraced nonviolence instead.


Danny Yourd has directed and/or produced over 10 documentary lms. Most notable is Blood Brother, which won the Grand Jury and Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It had a broadcast premiere on Independent Lens and was distributed worldwide. The second documentary he produced was Almost Holy which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was executive produced by Terrence Malick (Tree Of Life, Thin Red Line) and scored by Atticus Ross (Academy Award winning composerfor The Social Network). The film was acquired for distribution by The Orchard. Danny’s directorial debut, Elgin Park, screened at over 45 lm festivals, was chosen by Vimeo as a prestigious staff pick and has been viewed over 600,000 times on Vimeo and Youtube, virally spreading onto Facebook with over 40 million views. His latest documentary short, The Wizard Oz, premiered at Big Sky Documentary Festival and then was released as a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere. Most recently, he produced a documentary called Woman on Fire about the first openly transgender fire fighter in NYC. The film was sold to Film Rise and Starz. He is currently a director at Animal and has worked with brands such asGNC, American Eagle, Nationwide, Dick’s Field & Stream, ESPN, Google, Netflix, H&R Block, Redbull, Audi and many other