Private Project

The Story of Jacob

A 27 year old man prepares for his adult bar mitzvah with the help of his unhinged rabbi.

  • Kyle Gordon
    Key Cast
    "Jacob McFoley"
    DJ Crazy Times, Planet of the Bass
  • Wayne Diamond
    Key Cast
    "Jordan Edelman"
    Uncut Gems
  • David Foley
  • David Foley
  • Ryan Ardito
  • Shayan Farooq
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Coming of age
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - David Foley

David Foley is a Jewish film director living with cystic fibrosis in New York City. He grew up on Long Island and attended the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory. Since college he has directed three short films and hopes to make the feature version of 'Story of Jacob' by the end of next year.

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Director Statement

I grew up with a Jewish mother and a Christian father. I never quite knew what to say when someone asked me my religion growing up. Was I jewish? Was I Christian? Was I both? How could you be both? 'The Story of Jacob' is the story of me coming to terms with my Jewish identity, with a certain absurd element.