YidLife Crisis: The Double Date

A blind date for Leizer with the perfect woman turns into a battle of nebbish proportions.

  • Jamie Elman
    Director
  • Jamie Elman
    Writer
    Crazy/Sexy/Awkward
  • Eli Batalion
    Writer
    The Legend of Beaver Dam
  • Eli Batalion
    Producer
  • Jamie Elman
    Producer
  • Coby Greenberg
    Producer
  • Mayim Bialik
    Key Cast
    The Big Bang Theory
  • Jamie Elman
    Key Cast
  • Eli Batalion
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    Yiddish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Seattle Jewish Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    April 10, 2016
    Audience Choice Award
  • Athens Jewish Film Festival
    Athens
    United States
    March 25, 2016
    Best Short - 3rd Place
  • New York Television Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 20, 2016
  • Boston Jewish Film Festival
    Boston
    United States
    November 8, 2018
    Winner - Best Short (FreshFlix Competition)
  • UK Jewish Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 19, 2018
    UK Premiere
  • Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival
    Baton Rouge
    United States
    January 19, 2019
  • Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival
    Boca Raton
    United States
    March 10, 2019
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    Cleveland
    United States
    March 27, 2019
  • Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
    Wilmington
    United States
  • Austin Jewish Film Festival
    Austin
    United States
    November 7, 2019
  • San Diego Joyce Forum Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    September 22, 2019
Director Biography - Jamie Elman

A native of Montreal and graduate of McGill University, JAMIE ELMAN has appeared on many of television’s most acclaimed series including Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House M.D., Criminal Minds, Without A Trace, CSI: NY, The Closer and The Young and the Restless. He also played Luke, the resident piano-playing record store guy and boyfriend, for three seasons on NBC’s award winning and critically lauded drama American Dreams. His breakout role was Cody on the FOX/YTV hit teen sitcom Student Bodies.

Elman’s starred in California Dreamin’ (Grand Prix, Un Certain Regard, 2007 Cannes Film Festival) opposite Armand Assante, When Nietzsche Wept (2007), portraying a young Sigmund Freud opposite Ben Cross, Shattered Glass (with Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny and Hayden Christensen, 2003), The Chicago 8 (with Orlando Jones, Danny Masterson and Phillip Baker Hall, 2011), Saving Lincoln (with Tom Amandes, Penelope Ann Miller and Bruce Davison. 2013), and Random Encounters (with Michael Rady and Sean Young). Elman has done extensive voice work for video games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic and animated films including Disney’s highly acclaimed Wreck-It Ralph and the blockbuster Frozen. A creator in his own right, the actor wrote and starred in the web series crazy/sexy/awkward, produced by Howie Mandel and purchased by Shaw Media. He recently starred opposite Jodi Balfour in the finale of the beloved Canadian series Bomb Girls.

Jamie is also an accomplished blues and jazz pianist and singer who has recorded with Ben Harper, Natalie Maines and Rickie Lee Jones. He lives in Los Angeles.

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