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Meet Becky Tahel Bordo of Go Tahel Productions

Today we’d like to introduce you to Becky Tahel Bordo.

Becky Tahel, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My first production at three years old in front of my Israeli cousins? My first official on-stage appearance as “villager #2” in the Philly suburb’s rendition of Jack & the Giant? My prolific poetry & creative writing work published in the middle & high school papers? It’s hard to say when & where my passion for creative expression began — my parents say I was born with it alongside a whole lot of chutzpah; I say it was honed over years of competitive speaking contests, singing competitions, musical theater performances, and industry mentorships. The hours spent reading & writing, creating fictional worlds that I would then bring to life in my bedroom if only for my little sister, and the many a daydreams spent envisioning myself telling powerful stories for a global audience — all of it led me to where I am today as a writer/producer for conscious content that impacts a global audience.

Has it been a smooth road?
Who has had it smooth? WHO? Bring ’em to me! Sorry, that’s not fair. I guess it’s all in our perception of “smooth.” If I’m being honest, it hasn’t been sooooo bumpy for me. I also have a high tolerance for pain (at least according to my chiropractor). As an immigrant & the firstborn to parents who didn’t have all the means to set me up in an industry that thrives on who you know & how much money you have to bring to the table — it wasn’t easy to clarify my vision for my life, my career, or what success could and should look like. I lived in a small town in the Philly suburbs best known for Jackass & that one dude on One Tree Hill, most everyone I went to school with stayed in our hometown & started a family, and so I didn’t have any immediate role models who exemplified the sort of success I wanted & aspired towards.

Then there were (and still are) the internal bumps; the self-doubt, the fear, the anxiety of the unknown. So much of creativity is expanding outside the box, and then breathing into the unknown spaces to make “art” manifest. That’s scary. It’s especially scary if you also need to survive bills & family questioning. So sure, there were the obvious bumps of an immigrant kid moving out into the big city with zero dollars & no connections. Then, once I did get my footing, there were the added bumps of me should-ing all over myself; I should pick one singular focus in order to be successful, I should be married with children, I should be single & wealth-driven, I should be farther along by now. There’s a lot of noise on the road to success, and that both was and is the biggest bump.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I call myself a “conscious content creator.” I write, produce, and often perform in meaningful & impactful content, be it for social media, TV, or film. I am the senior writer/producer at Neffabl Studios, a global media company co-founded by Jay Shetty! I develop, write, and co-create content with global gurus, authors, personalities, and brands so as to effectively share their impact, wisdom, and core essence with the world in a positive way. What I do is not unique, there are many writer/producers around, but I do believe that being a creative that deeply studies & cares for consciousness & deeper wisdom sets my work apart. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve written my fair share of comedy specs & silly sketches (not to say that they lack depth, but their primary focus is to entertain). My passion is double clicking a bit deeper, pulling from my great love for academia & edutaining my audience. I’m presently wrapping up a documentary, “American Birthright,” a nearly five years long passion project that coils around my personal Jewish Israeli/American identity crisis — a film that’s blessed me with international acclaim from just the trailer. I’m eager to continue creating meaningful conversations around life’s biggest prompts, inspiring others (and myself) to consciously create life.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Absolutely! LA is one of the best places for conscious content creation & consumption. There’s an open-mindedness & malleability that is ever-present here, and its pervasiveness allows for the in & outward flow of new ideas. There’s a boldness and a hunger around spirituality and mindfulness here. There’s a community & accessibility to great talent & the manpower necessary to make so much of this work happen. That said, great ideas can be birthed anywhere. Often I travel out of this city in order to quiet the noise & connect to the deeper stories waiting to surface, and so I hesitate to recommend a move if it’s not yet right. “Right” is when you know you’d regret not having done it when you have a real embodied inner comfort with yourself & you’re okay with leaving your previous self behind to face the unknown, and when you’re stocked with patience, passion, and a desire. Desire runs this town, and discipline allows for that desire to bare fruit! As for improvement, LA could def use some triple decker highways.

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Nathan Ben David

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