Producer Nikila Cole, finished a labor of love short film earlier this year in Montreal, which premiered Sept. 12 at the Toronto Independent Film Festival.
"My Father Joe," from author Jack Engelhard's collection of post-Holocaust short stories, is a story of betrayal. Not a betrayal by a lover or friend, but a child¹s shocking first realization of a parent¹s fallibility.
After escaping Nazi-occupied France with his family, 10-yr. old Jacov finds his small, predictable world in the factories and markets of Montreal¹s St. Laurent Street shattered when his father¹s reality is painfully exposed.
Shot in English, Yiddish, and French, this 9 minute film is about Jack's life in Montreal as a young boy.
The film is now in the Official Selection of the FILManthropy Festival in Los Angeles, Oct. 2 & 3 http://www.filmanthropyfestival.com/
Then Montreal's "friends and Family" screening: Oct. 24
Gold Lion Int'l Film Festival in Swaziland, Africa, Oct. 27