World Cinema – Feature
THE PIN, Naomi Jaye
Canada / 2013 / 85 min / DCP / Yiddish w/English sub-titles
Two young people find love while in hiding during WWII. The boy, now an old
man, works as a Shomer, a religious watchman responsible for guarding the souls of the
dead before their burial. One night he comes face-to-face with his long lost love when her
dead body is wheeled into the morgue where he works. As he is presented with a final
chance at redemption, he recalls the brief but intense circumstances of their love affair.
Writer: Naomi Jaye: Producers: Daniel Bekerman, Naomi Jaye / production Designer: Nazgol Goshtasbpour /Editor: Jorge Weisz / Principal Cast: David Fox, Grisha Pasternak, Milda Geicate / Contact: Josh Green firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTOR: Naomi Jaye’s roots in visual design bring a distinctive design to her work which often focuses on the comedic side of human frailty. She has just completed her first feature film THE PIN – North America’s first Yiddish language film in over seventy years. Naomi has recently optioned Martha Baillie’s Giller Prize nominated novel THE INCIDENT REPORT and is in development on musical feature WAXING POETIC. In addition, she is working on a UAE/Canada
project THE COMMON FATHER, a film about a woman’s journey in search of her past from Madrid
through Mumbai to Amman. Naomi is also developing a feature documentary: BOLLYWOOD JEW, an outrageous journey exploring her obsession with Indian Culture and Bollywood films.
Naomi is a frequent recipient of grants from The Canada Council for the Arts and The Ontario Arts
Council. It should also be noted that Naomi is the recipient of a bowling trophy engraved with
‘Best Director’ that sits on her mantle.
The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs Oct 18 - November 11, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Pompano Beach and on Grand Bahama Island. The fest moves to Saint Augustine January 16 - 19, 2014. There are over 200 films plus a galaxy of parties, cruises, and special events. Special guests include Ann-Margret, Ed Asner, Tab Hunter, Anna Paquin, Lea Thompson, Aphrodite Jones, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird, Pauly Cohen, William Grefe, Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Michael Bolton. FLIFF is the Guiness World Record holder for longest in the world.