The Shabbos Goy



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Comedy Short, USA, 2019. Directed by Talia Osteen.
It’s Shabbat, and for Orthodox Jews, G-d literally forbids the use of electricity. So when a vibrator goes rogue during their evening prayers, a charming, young Orthodox woman must go on a quest to find a willing non-Jew to handle the problem for her. Silly and irreverent, this short film tickles the funny bone in all of us.

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Join us for a conversation with director Talia Osteen after the final credits.

Talia Osteen got her start in the industry as an actress, starring in five national television series before her passion for storytelling prompted her to move behind the camera. She graduated from USC's Cinema-Television Production program and went on to direct the feature documentary, Blindsided for HBO. She honed her narrative skills on the development & production side, eventually becoming Head of Development and Production for NYC based Overnight Films.

Talia's career also includes music. Her band The Wellspring have released five albums and composed scores for NBC Uni/Bravo drama TV series and comedy films. Sher is currently in development with ABC Signature Studios.

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