6 Points with Gordon Grinberg, director of The Tailor

Every month, SFJFF presents a new film online, free for Jewish film enthusiasts to enjoy. This month, we present The Tailor, a funny and charming tale of similarities amid diversity which takes place on the streets of Brooklyn. Director Gordon Grinberg kibitzed with us recently about the inspiration for his film. Read on:

What inspired you to make this film?
I wanted to promote world peace by highlighting cross-cultural similarities, and have a big laugh at the same time. 

What was your greatest challenge during the filmmaking process?
Letting go and stop editing.

Any thoughts you’d like to share about screening this film in a Jewish context?
I like to think this film has universal appeal, but it does have a certain kind of Jewish sensibility.

What film/media has inspired you lately?

Podcasts.

What do you do when you’re not filmmaking?
Thinking about filmmaking.

Lastly, gefilte fish: delicious, or disgusting?
Depends on gelatinous factor and horseradish quality.

 

Gordon Grinberg (director, editor) has worked as an editor on a dozen feature films, including Joel Schumacherʼs Twelve, the indie dark comedy ExTerminators, and the romantic horror film Zombie Honeymoon, which screened at Slamdance, and won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award. Gordon has also served as an assistant editor on films such as Al Pacinoʼs Chinese Coffee and Martin Scorseseʼs Gangs of New York.

The Tailor marks his debut as a director. Please visit his website at www.GordonGrinberg.com

 

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