HIGHWAY 9 PICTURES is the production banner of Los Angeles-based Filmmaker Avi Glijansky.
Along with a regular group of collaborators including producers Adam Spielberg and Andy Wells, cinematographers Jefferson Loftfield and Steven Huber, editor Matthew Smith and actors, Jo Bozarth, Josh Heine, Jeff Cannata, Phillip Ward, Lauren Terilli and Aliza Pearl, Highway 9 creates inventive, fun, and thought-provoking content with a strong focus on character and genuine human emotion.
Avi received his B.F.A in Film and Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in 2003. He is the Writer and Director of several short films including OCEAN CITY (Nominee Best Student Short: Ashland Independent Film Festival, First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival, and Rehoboth Beach Film Festival; Nominee Best Dramatic Short: Ohio Independent Film Festival).
In 2005, his feature film screenplay, 30TH STREET, took 2nd place in the “25 and Under” category of the annual Set in Philadelphia Screenplay Competition organized by the Philadelphia Film Office. The following year, Avi and his Ocean City producing partner, Adam Spielberg, were among the final 15 filmmakers considered by Jonathan Lethem when he held a contest to give away the option to his novel YOU DON’T LOVE ME YET. Avi has also adapted the novel MESSIAH, by Gore Vidal, for producers Mark Petracca (WILDWOOD DAYS) and Michael Butler (HAIR).
is the Writer/Director/Co-Producer of THE
FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CUPID AND EROS,
an IAWTV Award nominated web series about the love god Cupid and his
terrible love life. The show was one of six winners of NYU’s
Inaugural Web Series Showcase and has received great reviews from
Tubefilter, Eguiders, ThoseVideoGuys, Indie Intertube,
PopCultureMonster and tVadio. Alongside Matthew Smith, Avi co-created,
co-wrote and produced THE
SILVER LAKE BADMINTON AND ADVENTURERS CLUB
which won the Judge’s Prize at the Celebrate the Web 4: Raising the Bar web pilot festival. Most recently, Avi launchedTHE LADIES AND THE GENTS two companion web series co-produced with KATR Pictures and Ultimatum Entertainment. In addition to producing, Avi wrote and directed two of the show's "Gents" episodes.