Danny Verete began his career as both a writer and director in 1981. He immediately received recognition for the 35-minute short Wall Within a City (1981). Verete teamed up with the director Daniel Waxman for Hammsin (1982). The film won an Israeli Oscar and Best Israeli Film of the Decade and numerous other awards abroad. His first feature film was Koko is 19 (1985). His second feature as a director, Yellow Asphalt (2000), was shown at several international festivals and won the Special Jury Prize in Cologne.