Thank you for another great year!
As we head into our fifth year, we want to thank you for your continued support and let you know some of the new offerings this year like our new video club, workshop series and new screenings.
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.
You can view Jewish Blind Date at the 4th annual Pictoclik Film Festival in San Francisco Nov. 5th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
Anaëlle Morf recently graduated from the film studies section of Ecal (University of Art and Design) by presenting her fictitious film « Jewish Blind Date ». She would like to continue to make films that showcase her authenticity, humour and spontaneity.
She’s passionate about travel and languages and seeks to bring her unusual experiences together in documentary and fictional films.
A poor, dumb sap, Elijah Stryder and his wife, Mrs. Stryder, are attacked by the nefarious Ailester Hall and left for dead in the wild wild west. That poor sap, Stryder, awakens with a mysterious green colored list of prophecies that lead him on a journey of fun and fancy free adventures with his skeptical partner, Sergio. There is only one caveat, Stryder is not allowed to take revenge on the man who shot and killed his wife. Can Stryder keep his composure and learn how to forgive, or will he ruin it for everybody? It might be the latter.
Key Crew: Stephen Reedy, Eric Raymond Lim
You can view The Man from Death at the 4th annual Pictoclik Film Festival in San Francisco Nov. 5th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
Stephen Reedy is a director, writer, and producer, known for Undercut (2004), The Life Cycle of a Good Idea (2011) and The Man from Death (2016).
A struggling writer discovers her muse when she meets her first love after years of separation.
You can view First Love at the 4th annual Pictoclik Film Festival in San Francisco Nov. 5th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
DANISH RENZU is trained in producing and directing in Los Angeles, graduated from University of California Los Angeles in 2010. He also specializes in Screenwriting, secured certification from prestigious UCLA Writers’ Program in Feature Film Writing where he developed various feature screenplays titled The Illegal, The and Winters of Kashmir currently in development. His short film, In Seach of America Inshallah that was also showcased in Cannes this year is playing in festivals throughout the world.
He has worked on several screenplays and directed/produced various films in Hollywood, and his recent Hollywood short film In Search of America, Inshallah received tremendous recognition in the Los Angeles community. It is also selected in prestigious Cannes Film Festival- Short Film Corner 2015, Goa Short Film Festival, Asians on Film Festival Los Angeles, San Antonio Film Festival, California Women’s Film Festival, New York Indie Film Festival, Chicago South Asian Film Festival and Maryland International Film Festival so far. He was nominated as Best Director at California Women’s Film Festival. Edited by Deepa Bhatia and narrated by Sonu Nigam, the film was entirely crowd-funded in Los Angeles executive produced by Jawad Qureshi producer of award winning film, Torn, which was released in theatrically in America. The film was also a finalist in recognized Roy Dean Grant in California. The film also won Best Actress winner awards at Asian on Film Festival in Los Angeles and California Women’s Film Festival.
His short script, Loving Dying or Being Killed won Wild sound Festival Award for Best short screenplay. His short film based on a social message of student bullying, The Virtual was aired on New TV, Comcast 8, RCN 15 and Verizon 34 as premium content in the United States. His comedy short, Sheikh Chilli was screened at Monaco Film Festival. His thesis film, Doctor of Bagram that he produced won awards in various film festivals and was premiered at UCLA Film Festival, Asians on Film festival, North Hollywood Cinefest, Arizona International Film Festival, Harward College Film Festival and Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York.
Danish Renzu also holds Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of California Los Angeles and has worked as an Engineer in the field of Telecommunications for about five years in Los Angeles working as Lead Engineer with AT&T- the biggest wireless network in America.