Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon: Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, and Narrator:
Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household in Brookline, MA. When he was 13 Eliyahu’s family moved to Israel where he lived until he was 19. He next enrolled in medical school in the United Kingdom, but three years into his M.D. degree Eliyahu decided to abandon Medicine and follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Eliyahu has since earned two degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cut is his first feature-length film. He has since completed his second feature-length documentary, A People Without a Land.
Pennie Ungar-Sargon: Producer
Pennie Ungar-Sargon grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household in Chicago, IL. Pennie completed undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and Psychology whereupon, she enrolled in an M.D. program in the U.K.. Two years into the program, Pennie decided to leave medicine and pursue a career in business. She has since become the sales director of a wholesale company, undergone an Orthodox conversion to Judaism, and completed an M.B.A. with honors at DePaul University in Chicago.