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YidLife Crisis: Yingl Belz

Why do Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas Eve? Chaimie & Leizer nosh on wontons (aka kreplach) and discover that we're all Christm-ish.
In Yiddish, English, Mandarin, Arabic (w subtitles)

  • Jamie Elman
    Director
    YidLife Crisis, CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Jewish Montreal
  • Eli Batalion
    Writer
    YidLife Crisis, APPINESS
  • Jamie Elman
    Writer
    YidLife Crisis, Crazy/Sexy/Awkward
  • Eli Batalion
    Producer
    YidLife Crisis, APPINESS
  • Philip Kalin-Hajdu
    Producer
    Game of Death, YidLife Crisis
  • Jamie Elman
    Producer
    YidLife Crisis, CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Jewish Montreal
  • Jamie Elman
    Key Cast
    "Chaimie"
    House MD, Curb Your Enthusiasm, YidLife Crisis
  • Eli Batalion
    Key Cast
    "Leizer"
    YidLife Crisis, APPINESS
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    comedy, short, multicultural
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 47 seconds
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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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