Best Short Washington Jewish Film Festival
Best Short Audience Award Chicago Irish Film Festival
Best Short Waterford Film Festival
Best Script Pears Foundation Short Film Script Award
Official Selection UK Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection Dublin International Film Festival
Official Selection Heartland Film Festival
Official Selection Cork Film Festival
Official Selection Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection Chicago Irish Film Festival USA
Official Selection Greater Hartford Film Festival
Hannah can’t wait to make her Holy Communion… only problem is she’s Jewish! Set in 1970s Dublin, audiences get a rare glimpse of Ireland through the cheery eyes of a seven-year-old girl.
An Irish/Jewish film with an international feel, the beauty of the story lies within its simplicity, humor, and its appeal to the universal desire to fit in.
Shimmy Marcus is a multi award winning filmmaker working across a variety of formats and genres. In 1999 he won the Miramax Script Writing Award for his feature script Headrush which he also directed. The film won a variety of International awards including Best Feature at festivals in Michigan, New York, and Germany.
Shimmy’s critically acclaimed documentary Aidan Walsh – Master of the Universe became the first Irish documentary made on video to receive theatrical and video distribution. More awards followed for his short films and for his contribution to the feature documentary Imagining Ulysses. Noted for creating many innovative music promos for bands including Fun Lovin Criminals, Snow Patrol, Gavin Friday, Skin (Skunk Anansie), his latest collaboration is with BP Fallon and Jack White of the White Stripes.