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The Jewish Jail Lady and The Holy Thief

A love story of religious proportions. This is a heartwarming documentary about the history of Beit T’Shuvah, a Jewish Recovery community in Los Angeles, California and its founders, Rabbi Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rosetto. This film tells the story of Mark and Harriet's lives and the birth of their spiritual mission to help Jewish addicts and criminals find recovery.

  • Victor Velle
    A Billion Angels
  • Nick Shanmans
    High Sobriety, I Mostly Blame Myself producing: High Sobriety, I Mostly Blame Myself, Across Borders
  • Barry Rosenthal
    High Sobriety
  • Harriet Rossetto
    Key Cast
  • Mark Borovitz
    Key Cast
    "Rabbi Mark"
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    60 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 11, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    37,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Victor Velle

Working across documentaries, music videos, and narrative films, Victor Velle is a freelance Director currently working in Los Angeles. His directorial debut was with short documentaries including “FOUR”, “Nomad”, and “Across borders”.

He has directed two feature documentaries; “8 Billion Angels”, the recipient of awards worldwide, and “The Jewish Jail Lady & The Holy Thief”, currently beginning its festival run.

As a Production Designer, he has made a more than a dozen music videos with more than 4M+ views each, and as an Art Director, he worked on "Pretty Problems" which was selected by 2022 SxSW as an official nomination.

Recently, Velle’s short film “MAIZ” finished post-production, and he is in production for his next narrative film “Spring Must Come”.

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