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Shiksa to Mikvah

Shoots January 1, 2020

Expires on 1st January 2020 in NYC

Seeking Submissions from: Los Angeles

Feature Film Non union Paid

Marianne Lowry is a free thinking artist who converts to Judaism after her fiance, the handsome lawyer Jacob Horowitz, proposes.

Production Company

Jennifer Robbins

Roles

Marianne lives as an artist, her apartment is dark and strange and full of weird objects she stacks in order to make interesting shadow designs. Marianne loves to find the props for her art by looking at local landfills. She has dusty books, old instruments, her apartment looks like a prop house. Then she has to make room for Jacob, and not only Jacob but turn her home into a Jewish home where she can learn about this new identity she’s taking on. She is a fierce female lead who is funny and intelligent, she has smart friends and a supportive family. This girl has a dream but needs to make a major sacrifice in order to get the life she wants with the man she loves. Instead of it being all for him, it becomes all about her and how she sees the world.

Ethnicity: ambiguous

Pay: TBD

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Jacob Horowitz is a brilliant lawyer who works internationally in Asia and Europe. He was raised very conservative Judaism but has fallen in love with a non Jewish woman. He is loyal, supportive, and serious. That's why he's so interested and smitten by non traditional women.

Ethnicity: Caucasian

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Think Barbra Streisand in Meet The Fockers. Loves meditation, cooking, yoga, and living in NYC's Greenwhich village. Her and husband Pete are- Retired world travellers & very affectionate/argue in public Hippies who are never subscribed to any religion

Ethnicity: ambiguous

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Think Dustin Hoffman in Meet The Fockers. Loves meditation, cooking, yoga, and living in NYC's Greenwhich village. Think Dustin Hoffman in Meet The Fockers. Him and wife Linda are- Retired world travellers & very affectionate/argue in public Hippies who are never subscribed to any religion

Ethnicity: Any

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Think Pamela Adlon Deborah just wants her son Jacob to be happy, have success, and marry a nice Jewish girl. The worst part about him falling in love with Marianne isn't that she's not Jewish, it's that her mother-in law Eliora Horowitz won't stop blaming her for Jacob 'straying off the path'.

Ethnicity: Any

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Think Evan Handler Azrael focuses on his work, keeping his family happy, laundry clean, and staying as far away from drama between his mother and his wife.

Ethnicity: Any

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Think Joan Rivers Eliora was raised in Europe after the war, she lost part of her family. Luckily she left to the USA where she met up with other cousins and met her eventual husband. Her beloved son Azrael means everything to her, despite his wife's awful cooking. Now her only grandson is considering marrying an atrocious goy.

Ethnicity: Any

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Think Larry David. Doesn’t care about anything just reads the newspaper and looks for the food. He likes to debate and then leave the room once everyone's heated.

Ethnicity: Any

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Think Rachel Feinstein. High attitude/ Sarcastic/ Doesn’t take Marianne seriously. Focused on being a high end doctor in New York City.

Ethnicity: Any

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Orthodox Rabbi living in Brooklyn NY

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Reform Rabbi Loves to play guitar, sing in Hebrew and English, fight for women's rights in Judaism

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Conservative Rabbi Passionate about working with converts, fits a lot of stereotypical 'New York Jew' tropes with accent, sense of humor, yiddish phrases etc.

Ethnicity: Any

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