The Chop

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The Chop (2015)

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 17 min

Genre: Comedy
Director: Lewis Rose
Screenplay: Lewis Rose
Producers: James Cotton, Leanne Dimant, Alex Emanuel, Michael Etherton
Cinematographer: Emma Dalesman
Composers: Alexandra Harwood, Kobi Israelite
Editor: Samantha Rhodes, Lewis Rose
Cast: Amir Boutrous, Andy Linden, Daniel Cramer, Waj Ali, Waleed Akhtar, Sajid Varda

Nomination: Competition, Narrative Short

Age limitations: 6+

Plot

"The Chop" tells the story of Yossi, a charismatic kosher butcher who finds himself in a moment of crisis upon losing his job. After ringing round numerous other kosher butchers to no avail, he takes the unusual decision to work in a halal butcher. However to do so, he must use all his guile and charisma to hide his true identity. It is a story that aims to explore the relationship between Jewish and Muslim culture in modern London life, incorporating 'fish out of water' humour with moments of laughoutloud slapstick.

Rewards and nominations

  • Palm Springs Shorts Fest - Audience Award For Best Live Action
  • Krakow International Film Festival - Audience Award For Best Film Our The Festival
  • Cleveland International Film Festival - Best Comedy Short
  • Rhode Island Film Festival - 1st Prize Hearts, Souls, And Minds
  • Dc Shorts Festival - Audience Award
  • Denver Film Festival - Audience Award
  • Discover Short Film Awards - Best Of The Fest
  • Discover Short Film Awards - Audience Award
  • Souq Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize
  • Devour Film Festival - Best Short Drama
  • Filmfest Dussledorf - Grand Jury Prize

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