Satellite Fellows 2022

Abby Kollek


Abigail “Abby” Kollek is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, and actress. She was born in Israel to an artistic family, unavoidably turned to the arts by her director father and photographer mother. Due to their work, she spent her childhood between two homes – Israel and the States – which influenced a torn identity. She grew up writing stories and skits for her friends, and at age thirteen, was cast in the lead role in Jerusalem’s local English-speaking theater’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Her performance garnered praise and introduced her to her passion for acting. As an introverted teenager, she found solace and connection on the stage and in onscreen personas, and fell in love with film in particular.

After graduating from high school and serving for two years in the Israeli military, she made an overnight decision to return to New York City, where she enrolled in the Film and Media program at the Fashion Institute of Technology and attended acting classes at H.B. Studio.

Abby Kollek

Abby has starred in the experimental feature Emma's Final Project (working title), an international production developed together with her father, award-winning indie filmmaker Amos Kollek. In college, she developed her voice and style as a writer and director, including her student film Sophia, Sunday, a short romantic drama and recipient of the Exceptional Merit at the WRPN Women’s International Film Festival (2021). Recently, she completed shooting for her debut feature, neo-noir film Twenty Seven, currently in advanced post-production and raising completion funds.

Abby Kollek
In movies anything and everything can happen - realities, dreams, and nightmares harmonize. Learn more about “TWENTY SEVEN”