Mordechai

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    Mordechai

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    United Kingdom

    2017

    14 min

    • English

    Drama

    Daniel, an ultra orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years; Mordechai's 'life choices' were a bit too much for the family to handle. But today is the day of their father’s funeral and Daniel is forced to pick Mordechai up from the airport. When their reunion is cut short Daniel is offered the opportunity he's always been looking for...
    Mordechai is a funny and touching fable about family, faith and the roles we play.
    This short film is set around a traditional ultra orthodox Jewish family in the northeast of England. It was made with help and support of the ultra orthodox community here. The film stars members of the Orthodox community acting on film for the very first time.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Dan Mersh
    Steve Strouzer
    Marta Josephs
    Daniel John Williams
    Anthony Josephs
    Richard Cutts
    Bradley Driver
    Stephen Smyth
    Clive Gladstone
    Rachel Silkin
    Peter Niman
    Brenda Dinsdale
    Brian Dinsdale
    Screenplay
    Benjamin Bee
    Cinematography
    Yiannis Manolopoulos
    Editing
    Stephen Hedley
    Music
    Jody Jenkins
    Production
    CANDLE & BELL LIMITED
    Benjamin Bee

    Benjamin Bee

    United Kingdom

    Benjamin Bee is a UK based writer and director. His short film STEP RIGHT UP played at over 35 film festivals, winning 3 awards, and was long-listed for the BAFTA Best Short Film Award 2014. Benjamin’s most recent shorts MORDECHAI, funded by The Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film, has screened at over 30 film festivals and was also long-listed for the BAFTA in 2017 and METROLAND, funded by Creative England and the BFI. METROLAND was also supported by Mike Leigh. Benjamin is a part of the Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2019.

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