"The audience could be heard laughing in multiple spots, and then

  they applauded at the end! … a true delight!”

         - Erika Tucker, Newport Beach Film Festival

"Beautifully shot and composed... I laughed my ass off.”

        - Jonathan Kesselman, director The Hebrew Hammer

"OK…that was one of the finest little jewels I have seen in a long time.”

  THE TAILOR is in!!!  Our festival, that is.”

                      - Michele Dreiblatt, New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

"Our audience loved THE TAILOR!!”

        - Nicola Galliner, Berlin Jewish Film Festival

“Gordon Grinberg has combined a cinematic eye and a

  natural funny bone to give new life to a Friar’s Club classic.”

        - Jerry Coe, The Friar’s Club Epistle

"Loved it!  Hilarious!  Didn't see it coming!"

                                    - Joel Schumacher, director


a short film comedy by

"A black and white gem with a Klezmer score,

this 6 minute riotous short immerses you in the old time streets of Brooklyn”

                      - Buffalo Jewish Film Festival

THE TAILOR receives 400,000 views in 30 days

as the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival’s

“Online Short of the Month” for June 2011

Submitted by szucker on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 10:23

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.

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?


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.

6 Points with Gordon Grinberg, director of The Tailor