Yael Melamede

Yael Melamede is the cofounder of SALTY Features – an independent production company based in NYC whose goal is to create media that is provocative, entertaining and enhances the world. Melamede’s newest film and directorial debut “(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies” was released to great critical acclaim in May 2015.


Melamede’s recent films include INOCENTE, directed by Sean and Andrea Fine, winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; WHEN I WALK, directed by Jason DaSilva, winner of a 2015 News and Documentary Emmy; and DESERT RUNNERS, directed by Jennifer Steinman, winner of multiple awards in the US and around the world. Other producing credits include: BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN, THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST, and MY ARCHITECT, nominated for an Academy Award in 2004. Melamede was trained as an architect before becoming a filmmaker.