Daniel, an ultra orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years; Mordechai’s ‘life choices’ were a bit too much for the family to handle. But today is the day of their father’s funeral and Daniel is forced to pick Mordechai up from the airport. When their reunion is cut short Daniel is offered the opportunity he’s always been looking for...
Mordechai is a funny and touching fable about family, faith and the roles we play.
Mordechai was shot on location around Newcastle and the Tees Valley in Spring 2016. The film stars Dan Mersh as twin brothers Daniel and Mordechai, Martha Josephs as their mother, and Steve Strouzer as Rabbi Catz. The film was funded by the Pears’ Foundation through UK Jewish Film.
The story is set around a traditional ultra orthodox Jewish family in the northeast of England. It was made with help and support of the ultra orthodox community in the North East and even features members of the Orthodox community acting on film for the very first time.
The film screened at over 30 festivals world wide and picked up 3 awards and 4 nominations. The film made the Long List of for BAFTA Best British Short Film in 2017.
For the full list of cast and crew please click here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6129718/