The First Jewish Surfer

Synopsis

An honest, personal, unflinching look into the life of the self-proclaimed world’s first Jewish surfer — Adam “A-Rab” Rabinowitz.

Review

4/5
A farcical mockumentary with an abundance of witty humor.
Directed by Brett Maline and written by Maline and Jake Isaacs, ‘The First Jewish Surfer’ is a comical mockumentary that follows avowed “surfer” Adam “A-Rab” Rabinowitz (Jake Isaacs). A highly amusing comedy that explores a man’s inability to surf, despite his self-confidence and egoism. The film plays out like a fly-on-the-wall documentary, which provides hysterical viewing – albeit cringeworthy.

The 5-minute mockumentary opens in poignancy as we learn of Adams adversity. The narrative quickly turns farcical as we are introduced to the unfit, Lego-fanatic who can’t even pronounce “Jewish” accurately. As his friends disclose his lack of surfing skills, the documentarian (along with his closest friends) holds an intervention. A witty short that resembles a Chris Lilley production. Jake Isaacs (Adam “A-Rab” Rabinowitz) delivers a jocular performance from start to finish.

The First Jewish Surfer Short Comedy Film
Visually, cinematography is of an acceptable standard – in line with a realistic documentary. Sound, editing and music aid the tone of the ludicrous narrative. The narrative itself is highly comical throughout and will certainly keep the audience engaged and entertained. The film ends with a notice of Rabinowitz year-and-a-half disappearance, before a sneak preview of his latest endeavor – a Harry Potter podcast. Jake Isaacs and his comical brilliance is something to keep an eye on. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Brett Maline
Writer(s): Brett Maline, Jake Isaacs
Cast: Andrew Lindh, Ben Wickham, Brett Maline, Jake Isaacs, Kaitlyn Tanimoto, Sydney Steinberg, Will James
Producer(s): Brett Maline, Jake Isaacs
Director of Photography: Eric Lombart
Editor(s): Brett Maline,Jake Isaacs
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Specifications

Genre: Comedy
Subjects: Betrayal, Culture, Friendship, Identity, Mental Health, Parody, Sport
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Brett Maline
Writer(s): Brett Maline, Jake Isaacs
Cast: Andrew Lindh, Ben Wickham, Brett Maline, Jake Isaacs, Kaitlyn Tanimoto, Sydney Steinberg, Will James
Producer(s): Brett Maline, Jake Isaacs
Director of Photography: Eric Lombart
Editor(s): Brett Maline,Jake Isaacs
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy
Subjects: Betrayal, Culture, Friendship, Identity, Mental Health, Parody, Sport
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020

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The First Jewish Surfer

Synopsis

An honest, personal, unflinching look into the life of the self-proclaimed world’s first Jewish surfer — Adam “A-Rab” Rabinowitz.

Review

A farcical mockumentary with an abundance of witty humor.

4/5
Directed by Brett Maline and written by Maline and Jake Isaacs, ‘The First Jewish Surfer’ is a comical mockumentary that follows avowed “surfer” Adam “A-Rab” Rabinowitz (Jake Isaacs). A highly amusing comedy that explores a man’s inability to surf, despite his self-confidence and egoism. The film plays out like a fly-on-the-wall documentary, which provides hysterical viewing – albeit cringeworthy.

The 5-minute mockumentary opens in poignancy as we learn of Adams adversity. The narrative quickly turns farcical as we are introduced to the unfit, Lego-fanatic who can’t even pronounce “Jewish” accurately. As his friends disclose his lack of surfing skills, the documentarian (along with his closest friends) holds an intervention. A witty short that resembles a Chris Lilley production. Jake Isaacs (Adam “A-Rab” Rabinowitz) delivers a jocular performance from start to finish.

The First Jewish Surfer Short Comedy Film
Visually, cinematography is of an acceptable standard – in line with a realistic documentary. Sound, editing and music aid the tone of the ludicrous narrative. The narrative itself is highly comical throughout and will certainly keep the audience engaged and entertained. The film ends with a notice of Rabinowitz year-and-a-half disappearance, before a sneak preview of his latest endeavor – a Harry Potter podcast. Jake Isaacs and his comical brilliance is something to keep an eye on. Highly recommended.

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