Underscoring that there is no singular way to “look Jewish” or “be Jewish,” Reboot Studios collaborated with Paramount Global on This is What Jewish Looks Like, a new video short that celebrates the rich tapestry of Jewish identity in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. The visual techniques in the piece challenge stereotypes and preconceived notions of identity, especially important at a time when tensions are high among American Jews. Photographer Brian Molyneaux captured portraits of individuals who identify as Jewish, highlighting the rich diversity within the Jewish community across various dimensions such as age, gender and race. See the video short here.

Reboot Network member Alex Edelman’s Just For Us had an acclaimed Broadway run last summer in a production co-produced and funded by Reboot Studios as a part of our inaugural round of studio investments. The one-man comedy special was filmed at NYC’s Hudson Theatre during its 9-week Broadway run last summer and is now streaming on HBO and Max! The show centers on the true story of Edelman infiltrating a gathering of white nationalists in New York, and tackles issues of empathy, Jews and whiteness, and antisemitism in thoughtful and hilarious fashion. Learn more about our involvement in the New York Times Critic’s Pick here and don’t forget to download our discussion guide to deepen your engagement with the show!

Sneak Peek: The Anne Frank Gift Shop

This week we are marking what would have been Anne Frank’s 95th birthday by highlighting our film “The Anne Frank Gift Shop,” a dark comedy short about antisemitism that packs a vital and timely message. The film was shortlisted for the best live action short category for the 96th Academy Awards. When a high-end design firm presents its plans to reimagine the gift shop at The Anne Frank House, the company’s overt appeal to Generation Z sparks a debate about collective trauma, the Holocaust—and tote bags. Mickey Rapkin, whose best selling book was the basis for the Pitch Perfect film and television franchise, partnered with Reboot Studios, which funded the project as a part of its inaugural class of studio investments in 2022.  Learn more on our site.

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