DINARD FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL OF BRITISH FILMS
DOUGH recieved standing ovations at the festival screening.
FUSE FILM REVIEW - A DELICIOUS 'DOUGH'
INDIE FILM GURU LEONARD MALTIN:
From his radio show 'Maltin on Movies':
"there’s a film called Dough. D-O-U-G-H, Dough, from England, starring the great Jonathan Pryce and a newcomer Jerome Holder, and the wonderful Pauline Collins. And this is about a kosher baker in a neighborhood that’s changing, in a society that’s changing, who’s trying to stick to his old ways and please his old customers, but things are, you know, not the same. Customer base is shrinking, there aren’t as many people interested in kosher, you know, goods on Friday and Saturday for the Sabbath, and he needs a new apprentice. And the new apprentice he takes on (because he has no choice) is a young Muslim man, an émigré. At first he doesn’t know how this is going to work out, and then it works out surprisingly well, for comedic reasons. It’s a lighthearted film. It deals with some serious issues, there’s serious undercurrents in the film, but they deal with it with a light touch, so when you’re done, you’re smiling. You’re not feeling like you’ve been beaten up or dragged through a social film with heavy issues thrown in your face. They’re there, but they’re handled I think in a very deft and clever way. And Jonathan Pryce is just so damn good – what a wonderful actor he is. And the young man, is named Jerome Holder - he’s new to me but he’s very, very good. So if you want sort of a feel-good movie, I would recommend Dough. That’s still playing in theaters too"
Regards sur le Cinema Europeen - Prix du Public 2016 - John Goldschmidt
Cherry Hill Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
Hartford Jewish Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2015 - Best Comedy.
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival 2016 - Audience Award.
Popoli e Religioni - Terni Film Festival 2016 - Best Film - John Goldschmidt
Festival Du Film Britannique (aka Under My Screen) 2016 -
Under My Screen Award - Director John Goldschmidt,
Young Audience Award - Actor Jerome Holder
Dough's tagline "You don't have to be baked to make some Dough" (and poster layout) is a parody of Levy Rye's "You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's real Jewish Rye" campaign from the '60s.
LAMBS DON'T SWIM
Now In Development
A thriller about a bereft British father who conceals a guilty secret, helping a teenage Iranian girl escape her vicious people smugglers.
Drowning in Secrets
Screenplay DAVID GILLIES
Director JOHN GOLDSCHMIDT
SOCIAL THRILLER / FILM NOIR
USA only - on iTunes, Netflix, Hulu and on DVD from August 8 2016
UK only - on iTunes, Apple TV, SKY Movies and Netflix from November 2017