Naomi Lisner to make short film directorial debut

February 16, 2017

A recent article on Eddie Tamir running the first JIFF (Jewish International Short Film Festival) caught the attention of actress/writer/producer Naomi Lisner.
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Naomi Lisner to make short film directorial debut

A recent article on Eddie Tamir running the first JIFF (Jewish International Short Film Festival) caught the attention of actress/writer/producer Naomi Lisner.

Naomi is currently working on the feature she co-wrote called Tracy with Cassandra Leopold and Derek Erskine. Tracy is 1 of 5 Australian features chosen to be screened at AUSFFSG (Australian and Singapore Film Festival) in November. As producers on this film, Lisner and Erskine have been invited to Singapore and will take place in a Q and A after its screening. Erskine has been selected as one of the featured directors.

With Tracy nearly completed Lisner has decided to make her directorial debut and has written the film Hannah Rosenthal for the festival. Hannah is a Jewish woman living with her elderly Mother Miriam. Hannah has a learning disability which affects her speech. Hannah Rosenthal deals with prejudices, ignorance, tradition and love. When casting her Mother, Lisner wanted a Jewish actress. It was important to Lisner that she already had the culture of growing up in a Jewish household. Lisner has cast Loriane Fabb as her Mother Miriam, with Derek Erskine and Harlene Hercules in the other roles.