A fresh comedy!

My name is Anaëlle Morf, I am in the senior year at ECAL (University of Art and Design of Lausanne) in the filmmaking section. For my bachelor degree, I decided to make a short comedy film!

The pitch

«Convinced of being affected by a curse that would make her unhappy in love, Mary decides to reconnect with religion by marrying a Jew. To get married, she needs to pass the Shidduch test with flying colours, a Jewish blind date.»

Why?

The aim is to work with a mainly local team and professional actors. The main topic is about Swiss Jewish communities, principally La-Chaux-de-Fonds and Lausanne, where I grew up. I want to introduce you to this subject for my own perspective, objectively with humor and honesty. It is rarely focused on in art and media, and is little known outside the community.

A Shidduch, what is this?

It is a system of matchmaking in which Jewish singles are introduced to one another for the purpose of marriage.

This is not a date where one expects the other to propose a new meeting. There is one main aim: Finding a quality life partner. The goal is to avoid love and passion, which would create an uncertain future. They should get to know each other before agreeing to the marriage.

The rules:

  1. They should dress properly, like going to a job interview.
  2. The girl must arrive at least 5 minutes before the boy.
  3. It is forbidden to use their cell phone.
  4. They must stay together at least 1 hour up to 3 hours for a first appointment.
  5. Always speak with respect and behave appropriately. 
  6. Verify that the person is not drugged or alcoholic.
  7. Verify that the person is not suffering from a disease that could disturb everyday.
  8. Physical contact is forbidden.
  9. Honour his family and his community.

Watch my other film!

Last year, I made a fiction film: Hot dog https://vimeo.com/109462672, password: Alice

The main actors

Why I need your help!

The filming will take place from 3 to 8 April! I have an experienced team that are working with me since the beginning of the project. A producer Emmanuel Gétaz DREAMPIXIES encouraged me and my project was supported by the Federal Office of Culture, who gives me money to be able to fund the cast and crew.

At the moment, I have limited access to technical equipment. We have sound and lightning to make a short film. But your help would allow me to make a more ambitious movie, with a better professional camera. That would provide us with more visibility when presenting to film festivals.

Your contribution would help to have access to the hardware to match the professionalism of the technicians, actors, and out of respect for their constant hard work.

Thank you, I'm counting on you!