The Guitar

Tucked away in the North East of England, in the heart of working class post-industrial Tyneside, is something quite remarkable and unexpected: one of the most Orthodox Jewish communities in the world. And yet, cheek by jowl with this ancient Jewish way of life is modern secular Tyneside. An extraordinary story of two different worlds colliding unexpectedly together.

The Chop

A charismatic young kosher butcher Yossi loses his job and, failing to find a new one, he decides to disguise himself as Yusuf in order to get work at a Halal butchers. Can he put on a convincing performance and keep his Jewish identity intact?

015 Winners of the Pears Short Film Fund