The 30 Year Old Bris

Tribeca Film Festival  |  Short Film  |  2014


Bradley Mark is a 30-year-old gentile. He is in a six year relationship with his girlfriend Erica Sloane— not a gentile, Jewish. She is ready to get married, but before doing so, she has one small request: She wants Bradley to convert to Judaism. Bradley researches, then struggles with the notion of a bris (circumcision) at age 30. He looks to his childhood friend, Jamesy Jones, for support. The two meet with a rabbi at the local temple and question how far one should be willing to go for love. Insanity ensues at the holy ceremony: Love cuts deep.

Written and Directed by: Michael D. Ratner  |  Producers: Michael D. Ratner, William Stefan Smith, Matthew Hirschhorn, Oscar Hernandez  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner  |  Director of Photography: Matthew Mendelson  |  Editor: Arlen Konopaki  |  Original Music: Sean Paulsen