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Tortured by his inability to feel emotional or physical pain, a man finds murder to be his only respite.

  • Tzvi
  • Tzvi
  • Cary Woods
    Kids, Citizen Ruth, Swingers, Scream, Cop Land
  • Jon Peterson
    Key Cast
    Cabaret (broadway), Lost City of Tomorrow, Phenomerotica
  • Stacie Brown
    Key Cast
    I Think I See God in the Window
  • Noah Forrest
    Key Cast
    Boardwalk Empire, The Making of the Mob, The Jury
  • Paquito G. Myers
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Gray
    Executive Producer
    The Art of Getting by, Flannel Pajamas, Blue Caprice, Happy Tears
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Neo-noir
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Tzvi

Tzvi was born and raised in Brooklyn in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community that viewed most modern cinema as contraband. As a result, he grew up watching Tex Ritter's westerns, Hitchcock's early thrillers, and his favorite, Stanley Donen’s masterpiece “Charade.” He knew his future lay in filmmaking after secretly seeing “Star Wars: A New Hope” in the fourth grade.

At age 18, after studying Talmud in Israel for ten hours a day, Tzvi returned to New York, where he reunited with his true love, cinema. Tzvi set out to become a filmmaker, writing and directing zero-budget short films. With those, Tzvi built a small following on Facebook to raise $10,000 for his first feature, “Man”, which he shot in ten days with a crew of six in the midst of the pandemic.

Upon wrapping production, Tzvi was discovered by legendary producer Cary Woods (Kids, Swingers, Rudy, Scream) who came aboard as an Executive Producer, bringing with him prominent producer Jonathan Gray (Dark Night, Blue Caprice, Flannel Pajamas) and Gigantic Studios.

Strongly influenced by the works of Andrei Tarkovsky, Terrence Malick, and Robert Bresson, Tzvi tries to live up to their vision of the film medium by creating stories that are spiritual and transcendent.

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Director Statement

“MAN” is about the forgotten people who inhabit the dark corners of metropolises, who hover around lonely laundromats, dilapidated bodegas, and dusty diners. "Man" tries to find hope in the grey sidewalks and murky puddles, god in the godless.

The film is a subtle allegory about mankind’s search for emotion and empathy in an increasingly cold, apathetic world. In a time where cinema has turned nihilistic, “Man” strives to be existentialist. The film aims to give us hope, that no matter how low we’ve sunk there is always a chance at redemption.