Hagai Levi was born in Sha’alvim, a small religious Kibbutz in Israel, and live in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Recently, levi co-created, co-directed and co-produced the HBO series OUR BOYS, that aired in to US and other countries from August 2019.
Levi is a Golden Globe winner for co-creating and co-producing the series THE AFFAIR (Showtime, 2014), which aired 5 seasons and received some more Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
In 2013 Levi created and directed the highly acclaimed Israeli mini-series, “THE ACCURSED“‘ (HOT, Israel cable company).
In 2005, Levi created, co-produced and co-directed the Israeli TV series “BE’TIPUL“, later adapted to the HBO’s series “IN TREATMENT” (2007-2010, 106 episodes), which won several Emmy and Golden Globe awards; Levi served also as an executive producer of “In Treatment” and directed several episodes fin it. “Be’Tipul” had been adapted and re-made in another 18 countries, including Italy, France, Russia, Canada, The Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, China and more.
As his first television work, Levi created, co-produced and co-directed the anthology series “SHORT STORIES ABOUT LOVE” (1996, Keshet Broadcasting), which won twice the Israeli Academy Awards for best drama.
Levi also directed and co-created the medical drama mini-series “101 (2000)‘‘; co-created and co-produced the daily drama “Love Around The Corner” (2002, 270 episodes), and directed and co-wrote the TV single drama “Premiere” (2002); among others.
In 1993, as his first work after graduating the Tel Aviv University’s film and TV department, Levi wrote, directed and co-produced the feature film “AUGUST SNOW” (1993).
Levi also produced several documentaries, among them “It Kinda Scares Me” (2001, won the Melbourne, Turin and Haifa international Film Festivals), and served as a story/script editor for numerous Israeli drama series.
Levi was a film critic for 10 years, as well as lecturer in the leading film schools in Israel, and was the head of drama department in the leading Israeli TV channel “Keshet Broadcasting” (2003-2006).