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Honorable Mention, Comedy

ESTHER

Rebecca Halfon

With her bat mitzvah days away, Esther is about to become a woman. With her braces finally off, she’s starting to feel like one, too. It’s no surprise when her cringy attempt at seducing her Hebrew tutor doesn’t go as planned, but we love her anyway.

Loved this. I’m a sucker for a coming-of-age story and this totally captured what it is like being a 13 year old girl. It was both cringe worthy and charming the whole way through. Rebecca Halfon knows how to perfectly let you sit in all the awkwardness! — Becky M (Festival Director)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Comedy

RUNTIME

13 min

COUNTRY

USA

LANGUAGE

English

TAGS

Comedy, Coming-of-Age

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Rebecca Halfon is a writer and director born and raised in New York City. Her previous short film BODEGA had its World Premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, was selected by Short of the Week, is a Vimeo Staff Pick, and was licensed by the cable network RevoltTV for the 2020 season of “Short & Fresh.” Rebecca is an alumna of Barnard College, as well as the Graduate Directing Program at the School of Visual Arts, where she was awarded the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Achievement in Directing. She works a day job at an environmental law firm, and is currently developing her first feature film.

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Available to watch on demand from August 22-29, 2020


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Available to watch on demand from August 30-September 5, 2020

CREDITS

Director: Rebecca Halfon


Producers: Max Rothman, Emily Dalmas, Rebecca Halfon


Writer: Rebecca Halfon


Casting Director: Charlotte Arnoux


Cinematographer: Christopher Fox


Editors: Rebecca Halfon, Rory Pfotenhauer


Music: Dylan Nowik, David Su, Dominique Star


Dance Choreographer: Chelsea Keys


Cast: Judith Lawrence, C.K. Brennan, Marci Halfon, Jay Halfon, Rebecca Halfon

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