FILMS AND SERIES
A Selection of Shorts, Features, Webseries and Music Videos
I've directed dozens of films and videos over the years - well over a hundred if you count individual webseries episodes.
Here are some of the projects I'm most proud of.
THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO
Short Film - 10 Minutes - 2017
The world's first short film about Jewish pirates was made with the help of a successful crowdfunding campaign at the end of 2016.
In 2017, it began a globe-spanning festival run that would eventually reach fifty festivals on four continents.
The film is now available on Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms. It has also been adapted as a middle-grade graphic novel from Kar-Ben Publishing - due to hit bookstores in late 2021.
Feature Film - 77 Minutes - 2015
I was hired to direct this contained thriller for writer/producer Reid Taylor.
The film went on to win awards on the festival circuit, and was even sold to a VOD platform in China. For those of us in the US, it is also available on Amazon Prime.
END OF THE STORY
Short Film - 3 Minutes - 2015
One of my shortest short films, but one of the most fun to screen. I don't often have opportunities to make my audience yelp!
Available on Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms.
JEWBELLISH: THE SHOW
Webseries - 2 Seasons - 2013
A sketch comedy series for the Jewish humor brand, "Jewbellish"
I wrote and directed many of the episodes (in addition to producing both seasons), and was proud to see them mentioned in a front-page Wall Street Journal article about the brand's creator, Mendy Pellin.
All the episodes are still available at the Jewbellish YouTube channel.
A MODEST SUGGESTION
Feature Film - 70 Minutes - 2011
Before I moved to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to adapt this satirical comedy from the play by Ken Kaissar. It's a bit hard to find these days, but can still be purchased on DVD from Amazon.
The film was also my first opportunity to work with Mendy Pellin. I was fortunate to go on working with Mendy for several fun years on two seasons of "Jewbellish", a comedy webseries, as well as numerous music videos and other productions.