New from Solzy at the Movies by Danielle Solzman: Shiva Baby: SXSW short a Vimeo Staff Pick

Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby, a short film that premiered during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, is now a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Emma Seligman’s short film is one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen to be set during a shiva.  This even takes the film adaptation of This Is Where I Leave You into account.  Rachel Sennott stars as Danielle, a college student who has hooked up with a sugar daddy.  It’s a great performance for the comedian despite being a short film.  Danielle runs into him at a shiva and not surprisingly, a ton of chaos shortly ensues.  The situation as a whole is one that just asks for comedy fodder and Seligman delivers in that regard.

I love what Seligman did with the film.  Among the narrative shorts, it’s one of my favorites to premiere this year.  Having spoken with Emma the other day, I can’t wait to see what the feature version of the film looks like.  If this film is any indication, she’ll have a bright and promising future as a director.

Seligman previously spoke with Solzy at the Movies prior to the start of SXSW.

Shiva Baby from Emma Seligman on Vimeo.

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