The Kiddush Man
Directed by Yitz Brilliant
A coming-of-age drama about 10-year-old Yoni who each Sabbath attempts to sneak past curmudgeonly Mr. Katz into kiddush before the end of services--but one day Mr. Katz is nowhere to be seen.
Writer: Yitz Brilliant
Producers: Joshua Greenberg CoProducer - Geoffrey Booth
Director of Photography: Nils Kenaston
Cast: Raum-Aron, Tom Fenaughty
Total Running Time: 11:45
Capture Format: HD
Yitz Brilliant is receiving his MFA from Columbia University Film Division, with a concentration in Directing, and is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship. Yitz was awarded Faculty Honors in the 2006 Columbia Screenplay Competition for his feature script, The Pirates of Pinsk, a pirate comedy adventure. Most recently, Yitz's film The Kiddush Man, was selected to participate in Columbia's ASCAP film scoring workshop, and was awarded a Columbia Arts Initiative Gatsby Grant. A winner of Bantam Dell's first annual "Book Video Awards," Yitz was given the opportunity to directed the commercial trailer for the bestselling novel Stuart: A Life Backwards. Yitz and his project were featured in articles in The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times. Yitz's last film, "Christ in the City" won "Best Short Film" at the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and has played in festivals internationally, including the DC Independent Film Festival, the Rome Independent Film Festival, and IFP's Buzz Cuts Showcase.