Never Turn Your Back on Sparks

Documentary | 55 min. | Israel 2014 | Languages: English, Hebrew Subtitles: English
Director: Pini Schatz

Never Turn Your Back on Sparks is a documentary comedy about the band Sparks and its loyal followers, fans of the “coolest underrated rock band in the world.” While exploring how music shapes our lives, the film’s search for Sparks fans leads to encounters with an extremely heterogeneous group of people, including an American pastor, a Swedish music teacher, a British gas engineer, and a punk singer–turned–belly dancer from Los Angeles—as well as a long list of well known pop culture figures.

Festivals & Awards

Haifa International Film Festival
Doxa Documentary Film Festival


Directed by Pini Schatz
Produced by Gidi Avivi
Script by Pini Schatz, Jonathan Bar Giora

Editor: Dov Steuer
Cinematographer: Ohad Milstein, Ohad Ezra-Yael
Sound Designer: Aviv Aldema
Original Music: Jonathan Bar Giora


Cinema Project – The Rabinovich Foundation