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Sex, Drugs, and Milk & Meat.
In Yiddish.

YidLife Crisis (2014 - 2015)

Yiddish Comedy Visit website
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Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and debating adversaries, tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this foodie centric web series done entirely in their grandparents’ Yiddish.

Summary

I helped YidLife Crisis execute a branding model that would best package and represent their brand both online and on the festival circuit. Responsibilities included video editing and color grading on episode footage, logo and poster design, a bilingual website design, promotional banner designs for social media and events, a funding campaign website, a demo reel edit, and an interactive DVD menu.

Acclaim

YidLife Crisis has been nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Awards, showcased at the 2015 Just for Laughs comedy festival, and was named best comedy series at the 2015 Toronto WebFest. The series has accumulated over 2.5 million video views and has featured talent from Howie Mandel and Mayim Bialik.

Categories

video, interactive, design, web, humor

If Seinfeld had taken place in Montreal instead of New York and been in Yiddish instead of English, it would have been YidLife Crisis.

Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel

The first modern Yiddish sitcom..."Yidlife Crisis" has been a long time coming.

Leyzer Burko, The Jewish Daily Forward

YidLife Crisis experience design case study.
YidLife Crisis Poster Case Study

Festivals & Awards

2016
Canadian Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media - Fiction

2015
Just For Laughs
The Ethnic Show

2015
TO WebFest
Winner Best Comedy Series

2015
LAweb Fest
Nominated for Outstanding Writing

2015
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection