ABOUT THE FILM

 

In the days leading up to his Bar Mitzvah, young Jacob Schneidelman struggles to find his voice and deal with his mishugina family.  Jacob's overbearing mother is on a

Bar Mitzvah planning warpath, involving a personalized oil-on-canvas portrait and a handcrafted chocolate Moses fountain (oy vey).  To top it all off, she won't let Jacob's Gentile neighbor (and secret crush), Sally, take part in the festivities!  Jacob must choose: bow down to his mother like his father does, or stand up to her and finally become a man?



DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT


Growing up, the films I most enjoyed – the films that most touched my heart – were coming-of age-stories.  There’s something very special to me that hits a deep emotional cord about watching a hero’s journey on screen as he finds his own voice and place in the world.  In creating "On Becoming A Man," it was a joy to write to that end.  I feel my voice as an artist has grown stronger as a result of choosing to give life to this sweet coming-of-age story.



Runtime: 14:34