Dorfman

, 2011

Screened at —

JIFF 2012

A ‘rom-com’ and homage to the ‘City of Angels’, Dorfman sees Deb Dorfman (Sara Rue) uprooted from the suburban San Fernando Valley and caught up in the kaleidoscopic whirlwind of a newly revitalised downtown Los Angeles.

Deb is fast approaching 30, and lives a rather non-descript life taking care of her recently widowed father, Burt (played with acerbic accuracy by screen veteran Elliott Gould) and working for her brother, Daniel (Jonathon Chase). Her only escape comes in the form of romance novels, as well as a distant crush on foreign correspondent friend Jay (Johann Urb).

When the opportunity presents itself to look after Jay’s cat and set up in his loft while he’s away on assignment, Deb’s ugly-duckling-to-swan transformation commences with the help of an unlikely cadre of enablers.

Brought to you by writer Wendy Kout (Mork and Mindy) and director Bradley Leong, Dorfman rises above the clichés ever-present in romantic-comedies to create a film of universal appeal.

“ A love letter to Los Angeles… from an engaging cast to an exquisitely designed cinematic palette…” Culver City Observer

Australian Premiere

97 MIN / ENGLISH

DIRECTOR — Brad Leong

CAST — Sara Rue, Elliot Gould, Johann Urb, Haaz Sleiman

AWARDS — Winner of Best Comedy Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Winner of Best Feature at Marbella International Film Festival