YidLife Crisis (2014-present)

Best friends and adversaries Chaimie and Leizer tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this critically-acclaimed web series.

 
 
 

Status: Seasons 1 and 2 produced, Season 3 in production

Format: Digital Series

Created by: Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman

YidLife Crisis is a Yiddish comedy web series and evolving Jewish cultural brand created by two friends, Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, wanting to pay homage to their upbringing and the Jewish comedic lens on life on which they were raised. In doing so, they created "YidLife Crisis," a love letter about modern Jewish identity, set entirely in Yiddish (with English and French subtitles), and one that makes Jewish identity inclusive to all through the ice-breaking power of comedy.

What started as a passion project turned into a hit with over to 3,000,000 video views, global press, and appearances on multiple continents.

 
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Awards

Winner, Best Short - Boston Jewish Film Festival

Winner, Best Short - Athens Jewish Film Festival Athens 

Winner, Audience Choice Award - Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Winner, Best Non-English Series - Iawtv Awards

Winner, Best Comedy - Toronto Web Fest 

Nominated, Best Original Program Or Series Produced For Digital Media Fiction, Canadian Screen Awards (2017)

Nominated, Best Performance By An Actor In A Program Or Series Produced For Digital Media (Jamie Elman), Canadian Screen Awards (2017)

Nominated, Best Performance By An Actor In A Program Or Series Produced For Digital Media (Eli Batalion), Canadian Screen Awards (2017)

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Festival Selections

Dc Jewish Film Festival, Dc, USA

Sf Jewish Film Festival, Sf, USA

Seattle Jewish Film Festival Seattle, USA

Athens Jewish Film Festival Athens, USA

New York Television Festival New York, USA

Boston Jewish Film Festival Boston, USA

Uk Jewish Film Festival London, UK

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival Baton Rouge, USA

Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Boca Raton, Usa

Cleveland International Film Festival Cleveland, USA

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Wilmington, USA