Mint Pictures has been commissioned by SBS to produce a one-hour documentary, opening a window into the hidden world of Melbourne’s Adass Israel community.
Centred in the midst of East St Kilda’s café culture, some of the 200 families of the Adass community will be featured in this story of a reclusive ultra-Orthodox community as it battles to maintain its age-old traditions against the subversive temptations and trappings of the modern world. Audiences will be exposed for the first time on TV to the wonderful and intriguing world of the most ultra-Orthodox Jewish subculture in Australia. It will be directed by Danny Ben-Moshe and produced by Dan Goldberg with Mint’s Adam Kay as executive producer. Production begins in 2015 and the documentary is expected to air on SBS in 2016.
The documentary is being financed by SBS, Screen Australia and Screen NSW.