Honorable Mention, Comedy
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)
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.
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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