Boaz Davidson (בועז דוידזון‎)
Director/Writer


Born 11th August 1943 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Boaz Davidson is the original writer and director of the Popsicle movies.

In 1977 he wrote and directed the first Lemon Popsicle movie that is based on his own experiences as a teen. After four sequels, he ended his association with the movies, feeling that he had took the series as far as he could. 

Boaz moved from Israel to the U.S. and made an American version of Lemon Popsicle in 1982, The Last American Virgin, and along with this, has written, directed, and produced numerous movies, mostly B movies but has also been involved with several major Hollywood productions in recent years.

Popsicle Credits:
Lemon Popsicle (Director, Writer)
Going Steady (Director, Writer)
Hot Bubblegum (Director, Writer)
Private Popsicle (Director, Writer)
Private Manoeuvres (Writer)
Baby Love (Writer)
The Last American Virgin (Director, Writer)

Menahem Golan (מנחם גולן)
Producer

Born on May 31st, 1929 in Tiberias, Israel. Menahem Golan is one half of Golan and Globus, the producers behind all of the Lemon Popsicle movies.

Following the success of the first Popsicle movie, Menahem and his cousin, Yoram Globus, bought control of a failing production company, The Cannon Group Inc. In the mid-eighties, Cannon Films had become big news in hollywood, producing movies with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, and Charles Bronson.

By 1989, Cannon were virtually bankrupt, Golan fell out with his cousin, and the two men went their own way in the industry. Menahem has since gone on to establish The New Cannon Inc, and continues to produce, write, and direct movies.

Popsicle Credits:

Lemon Popsicle (Producer)
Going Steady (Producer)
Hot Bubblegum (Producer)
Private Popsicle (Producer)
Private Manoeuvres (Producer)
Baby Love (Producer)
Up Your Anchor (Producer)
Young Love (Executive Producer)
The Last American Virgin (Producer)


Yoram Globus (יורם גלובוס)
Producer

Born in 1941 in Tiberias, Israel. The younger cousin of Menahem Golan, co-produced all of the Lemon Popsicle films.

Following the end of his buisness releationship with his cousin Menahem Golan, Yoram attempted to resurect the Popsicle series of movies in 2001 with The Party Goes On. A new cast was selected, with the role of Bobby going to his step son, Ido Levi.

After legal complications with Popsicle creator Boaz Davidson, the resulting film, that was originally planned as a televsion series, did not prove to be very sucessful. Yoram continues to produce movies in Isreal.

Popsicle Credits:

Lemon Popsicle (Producer)
Going Steady (Producer)
Hot Bubblegum (Producer)
Private Popsicle (Producer)
Private Manoeuvres (Producer)
Baby Love (Producer)
Up Your Anchor (Producer)
Young Love (Executive Producer)
The Last American Virgin (Producer)
The Party Goes On (Producer)


Eli Tavor (אלי תבור)

Writer

Born in Tel Aviv in 1939. Eli Tavor is the co-writer and co-creator of the Lemon Popsicle movies.

Before becoming a screen writer he was a journalist in the 1950's. After joining Noah Films in the late 60's, Eli worked with director Boaz Davidson on the first Lemon Popsicle movie and continued to write for the film series until part 6, Up Your Anchor. He later returned to the movies for 2001's The Party Goes On.

Popsicle Credits:

Lemon Popsicle (Writer)
Going Steady (Writer)
Hot Bubblegum (Writer)
Private Popsicle (Writer)
Baby Love (Writer)
Up Your Anchor (Writer)
The Party Goes On (Writer)


Dan Wolman (דן וולמן)
Director/Writer

Born in Jerusalem 28th Oct 1941. The director and co-writer of Baby Love and Up your Anchor.

Dan Wolman spent the first years of his life in Ethiopia. After finishing high school in Jerusalem and hi service in the army, Dan studied film in the U.S. before his return to israel in 1968 where he shot his first feature film The Dreamer, an official entry at Cannes Film Festival in 1970.

With the depature of Boaz Davidson from the directors chair, Dan was approached to direct the fifth Popsicle movie, Baby Love. The following year he went on to direct Up Your Anchor, but due to creative differances with the films producers, he was replaced by the director Joel Silberg.

Dan Wolman continues to produce, write, and direct movies in Israel.
Read an exclusive interview with Dan Wolman here

Popsicle Credits:

Baby Love (Director, Writer)
Up Your Anchor (Director, Writer)


Tzvi Shissel (צבי שיסל)
Director

Before entering the movie business, Tzvi Shissel was involved with the popular Israeli band Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch, producing albums and movies for the group. He worked as both actor and director in the Popsicle spin off Private Manoeuvres. In 2001 he went on to direct The Party Goes On.

Popsicle Credits:
Private Manoeuvres (Actor, Director)
Party Goes On (Director)


Walter Bannert
Director

Born 28th November 1942 in Vienna, Germany. Walter wrote and directed his first feature film Was kostet der Sieg? in 1981.

He was brought in as director for the seventh Popsicle installment, Young Love in 1987, to try and give the movies more of an european feel.

Popsicle Credits:
Young Love (Director)


Reinhard Schwabenitzky
Director

Born on April 23rd 1947 in Bucheben-Rauris in Salzburg, Austria. Reinhard Schwabenitzky started in the film business at the age of 4 under the direction of his father, Gerhard Klingenberg. He went on to be accepted at the department of Film and Television at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

An accomplished director, he was approached by producer Sam Waynberg to write and direct Summertime Blues in 1987. He is married to the actress Elfi Eschke who starred as the love interest Polly in the movie. 

in 2000, Reinhard founded STARFILMS ENTERTAINMENT AG and continues to make movies in Germany.

Read an exclusive interview with Reinhard Schwabenitzky here

Popsicle Credits:
Summertime Blues (Director, Writer)


Sam Waynberg
Producer

Born in Germany 20th June 1925. The German producer Sam Waynberg became involved the the Popsicle movies after viewing Lemon Popsicle at the Berlinale competition. He bought the distribution rights for Germany, thus insuring his involvement in future sequels.

Serving as an executive producer on the Popsicle movies, Sam took a more active role in the films by co-writing Hot Bubblegum and Up Your Anchor. He continued to produce the films up to Summertime Blues.

Popsicle Credits:

Going Steady (Producer)
Hot Bubblegum (Writer, Producer)
Baby Love (Producer)
Young Love (Producer)
Summertime Blues (Producer)