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New Miley Cyrus “Wrecking ball” Parody Features Hassidic Jewish Man Riding a Matzah Ball
Short stop motion Passover parody includes an online backstory for “Marvin the Matzah Ball”
“We had the idea for this film months ago, when the Cyrus film first came out” say Shore, one of the project’s creators. “But we felt that the setting best fit the Passover spirit and decided to release it closer to the holiday.” To film the short video, its three creators constructed a miniature set out of Matzha and strung a Matzah Ball onto the chain of a bathtub plug. A bearded Playmobile man with a tire on his head was used to portray the Hassid. “We didn’t have the means to produce a full-size film, so we went miniature. During set up, all three of us were hunched over the miniature props, with halogen lights shining down.” Says Shore, adding, “It felt like we were doing surgery.”
The film’s creators hope to add a new twist to the both the long line of Miley Cyrus parodies, as well as add a creative spin to the many Passover videos that surface before the holiday.
To view the film and accompanying website visit these links:
About the filmmakers
The film was created by three friends, Shalom Shore, Jacob Ross, and Chaya Pittleman who together at a non-profit in the Old City of Jerusalem. Shore is a writer and director whose short films have been screened at film festivals, Ross is a photographer, videographer and musician, and Pittleman is a graphic artist with an affinity for cooking.
Film producer, director
Shalom Shore Consulting