Sidney Turtlebaum (played by acclaimed BAFTA, Emmy and Tony award-winning actor Sir Derek Jacobi) is a bitter sweet comedy and cautionary tale set in present day Golders Green, the heart of London’s Jewish community.
Sidney is an eccentric gay Jewish man in his eighties. To punish the world Sidney earns his living as a pickpocket and a con-man. When Sidney meets 26 year-old Gabriel (Rupert Evans – Hellboy, The Palace) he cannot resist the opportunity to show off his skills to his new young friend.
Winner: Pears Short Film Fund 2008
Winner: Best Foreign Film, L.A. Shorts Fest 2009
Winner: Best Short Film, Method Film Festival LA 2009
Oscars: Shortlisted for the Oscars, Best Live Action Short Film 2009
Nominated: British Independent Film Award, Best British Short 2009
Nominated: Best UK Short Film, Swansea Bay Film Festival 2009