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Avi

Genre:
Comedy
Logline:
In a small seaside town on the Essex coast, an eccentric Hasidic Jewish singleton is thrown into the world of matchmaking after his estranged father comes back into his life.

Development

Production

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Awkward singleton Avi (29) lives within a new Hasidic Jewish community on Canvey Island, a small seaside town on the Essex coast. He should already have a large family of his own by now, but all Avi cares about is playing electric keyboard with his wedding band, memorising niche local facts, and worshiping John Travolta. But everything changes when Avi’s estranged father, Moshe, arrives in Canvey, determined to find his only son a wife.

THE TEAM

Jonathan Schey (Writer/Director)

Jonathan is a writer/director based in London. He is a graduate of both the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers and Studio group programmes. His short films have screened at Academy / BAFTA- recognised festivals worldwide including his 2017 short THE ENTERTAINER which starred Toby Jones and was BIFA-nominated for Best British Short and won the Audience Award at Berlin British Shorts. He directed THE COACHES, produced by Warp Films for Sky Comedy. He is directing a BBC comedy pilot later this year and developing an original TV drama series for Kudos.

Website: www.jonathankschey.com

Twitter: @jonschey

You can watch a trailer for THE ENTERTAINER here:

Rachelle Constant (Producer)

Rachelle started at ITV as a Script Editor on ITV1’s Agatha Christie’s series MISS MARPLE and POIROT. She moved to the BBC to work as a Development Producer across Drama for the BBC Writersroom and produced two series of THE BREAK for BBC Three. Her first short film TWO DOSAS was met with critical acclaim, premiering at the BFI London Film Festival, and winning various awards, including Best Comedy at The London Short Film Festival and Oscar®-qualifying film festival, Aspen ShortFest. She also executive produced, Harry Lighton’s short film, WREN BOYS which went on to be BIFA and BAFTA nominated. Rachelle was the first producer selected for the BFI Flare Mentorship and is a recipient of a BFI Vision Award 3.

    

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