2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

An Arms Length

Friday, March 11
11:30PM - 1:07AM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Hashtags: #sxsw #anarmslenght

God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Leonard (Jamie Goldberg) is trapped between his yearning for freedom and his deep tie to his mother (Alexis Zegerman). A Jewish boy railing against his seductive mother he expresses comfort under her wing, but also a rage, a desire to cut loose. AN ARM'S LENGTH is a dark and unsettling British comedy about a Jewish mother’s relationship with her son. Steeped in the traditions of Jewish humour and folklore the surreal finale becomes a metaphor for the cliché of the castrating mother.

Section: Midnight Shorts Competition
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 10min

Director: Max Weiland

Executive Producer: Sally Campbell, Tim Nash

Producer: Denna Cartamkhoob

Screenwriter: Max Weiland

Cinematographer: Steve Annis

Editor: Dan Sherwen

Production Designer: Sam Tidman

Sound Designer: Henning Knoepfel

Additional Credits: Production Manager: Sophie Dewey, 1st AD: Daniel Smith, Locations Manager: Lucinda Spurrier, Art Director: Sam Tidman

Principal Cast: Jamie Goldberg, Alexis Zegerman, Matt Goldberg, Rafe Robinson, Emily Cohen, Robert J Francis, Harriet Thorpe, Lheila Oberman, Jude Cook, Ali Akin


Max Weiland is an emerging director represented by London based production company Somesuch. He has recently directed music videos for The Wombats and The Vaccines and directed the new BBC3 promo's. He is currently in development with a TV series which will be exec produced by director Daniel Wolfe.

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Max Weiland

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