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). Avi 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. Most recently, 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.