As Writer, Producer, Director
This film is for the misunderstood in all walks of life... it just happens to be about those who walk...
55 mins (DVD), 52 mins (TV).
UK. 2013. Film Nouveau.
As Writer, Co-Producer, Director
In this black-comedy, set against the contrasting geography of Glasgow, can Joe triumph over his demons and disability and wheel himself from one side of the city to the other… even with the help of a blind man!?
Joe Smeal - Ricky Callan
Davie Bell - Steven McNicoll
“A simple, uplifting and fun film with strong
audience appeal “- The Guide
“Touching and Poignant... it ticks all the boxes”
- Glasgow Film Festival
29 mins (DVD)
U.K. 2010. Film Nouveau
As Writer, Associate Producer, Co-Director
U.S. 1998. Trident Releasing.
Mid-Life crisis explored through the hair-loss of New Jersey dry-cleaning magnate Joey Greene (Jay Thomas).
It premiered at the 1996 London Film Festival, and continues to pop up on TV all round the world.
Joey Greene - Jay Thomas
Beth Greene - Tess Harper
“A delicious romantic comedy” The Herald
"Outrageous and wry... a comedy with some bite" Time Out, New York.
“Smart, fast and funny” London Film Festival
“Transmits a genuine sense of pain, confusion and absurdity” Time Out, London
Leon was a groundbreaking independent hit which has subsequently become a minor British cult classic. Made on a then-shoestring budget by the producing-directing team of Gary Sinyor & Vadim Jean, it was one of the first U.K. feature films to directly explore British-Jewish culture... the result being a landmark comedy which sold round the world and garnered a handful of prestigious awards.
Leon Geller - Mark Frankel
Brian Chadwick - Brian Glover
Yvonne Chadwick - Connie Booth
Judith Geller - Janet Suzmanne
Sidney Geller - David De Keyser
Madeleine - Maryam D’Abo
Lisa - Gina Bellman
Chaplin Award, Edinburgh Film Festival
International Critics’ Prize, Venice Film Festival
Best Newcomers, London Evening Standard
Best First Film, London Critics’ Circle
U.K. 1993. Beyond Films