A short film collaboration by 30 students from the University of Michigan in the Screen Arts and Cultures Department Screenwriting Practicum. Students from the School of Art & Design, School of Music, and the School of Literature, Science, & the Arts will work together to produce a 20-30min short film, which will premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival in August of 2012.
In the world of Hasidic Judaism, a man is expected to be married with children by the time he reaches his early twenties. As he reaches this age, Duvid Stern begins to feel immense pressure from all sides to settle down and find a wife. Sensing that perhaps this is not how Duvid wants to spend the rest of his life, his best friend Yoli introduces him to the underground world of Electronic Dance Music. It is here that he meets Lindsay Miller, a fun-loving rave girl who is just as intrigued by his strange customs and manner of dress as he is by her Technicolor hair and party-hard attitude. However, as Duvid falls for Lindsay and the techno rave lifestyle, he begins to sense that there is more to Toba, the quiet girl from back home who everyone expects him to marry, than the typical Hasidic housewife he first judged her as.
Starring Joe Carroll as Duvid, Harry Katzman as Yoli, Jane Bruce as Lindsay and Shannon Eagen as Toba.
Directed by Chelsea Rebecca
Screenplay by Nathaniel Hart
Produced by Jackie Turner, Nick Inchaustegui, Mark Novack, Amy Fleischman, and Arshabh Sarda
Cinematography by Alan Torres
Production Design by Katt Qian and Emily Wilhelm
Sound Design by Nick Nagurka and Meg McClusky
Assistant Director: Caitlin Northcutt
Lighting Designer: Holly Hein
Camera Operator: Joe Reed
1st Assistant Camera: Matt Infante
2nd Assistant Camera: Sara McNew
Art Directors: Ashley Ahr, Marianne Kim, Katie Klimkowski, Jean Lee, Kyoungmin Lee, Ran Li, and Jeejee Seo
Script Supervisor: Sean Winks
Supervising Editor: Noor Haydar
Picture Editor: Derek Fawaz
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