Friday, November 13, 2009

Hassidic Screenplay Writer Wannabes Looking for Spielberg: Film Preview Parody or Real Short Comedy? Anyway, It's Funny.

Today we came across a funny video that we just had to share with you. We're not exactly sure of where this is heading, but it seems to be a preview of a movie that has not yet been completed, a movie-to-be that is looking for some funding and further development. In any event, the ten minute clip is well done, respectful, accurate in its use of Hebrew and Yiddish, and funny.

Titled Changing Hollywood, it depicts the adventures of two Williamsburg Hassidim, Shaya and Itche, who write a screenplay and travel to Hollywood to find Steven Spielberg so they can pitch the screenplay to him. Along the way, they encounter a variety of characters. Their interactions and the blending of the cultures of Williamsburg and Hollywood are what makes this production fun from start to finish. Be sure to watch for cameo appearances by Batman, Catwoman, and Jeremy Piven.

A little research revealed that one of the "Hassidim" is Los Angeles-based standup comic Mordechai (Modi) Rosenfeld and that the film was produced by Sleepless City Productions.

1 comment:

  1. I love this guy MODI. please post a lot more of his stuff!!!!!!

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