Michael Faust (Israel)


Island recounts the history of a small secluded island over the course of several millennia, to reveal a telling lesson about human nature.
From the island’s rise to riches to its ultimate fall into ruins, the film explores the island’s different chapters over time: a heap of boulders, a massive guano deposit, a tropical oasis, a colonial territory, a prosperous republic, and an open-pit mine eventually devouring the island to the point of bankruptcy and desolation.

Michael Faust

Michael Faust is a painter, animator and production designer. Faust won multiple international awards for his first animation short Beton (2006) including the Special Distinction Award in the Annecy International Animation Festival of 2007. Since then, Michael has participated in many film projects both as a production designer and an illustrator. In 2021 Faust won the Israeli Film Academy award for his work on the film Legend Of Destruction. He teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art and at Sapir College.