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A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL

A HEAD SHORTER

 A FILM BY SASHA BORTNIK

SYNOPSIS

A Head Shorter, narrated by Naftali Deutsch, is an animated documentary short that begins in the spring of 1944 when Naftali and his entire family were forced to leave their home in Kimyat, a village in the Carpatho-Ukraine region, and sent to Auschwitz. A Head Shorter is the story of Naftali's journey as a 12 year old boy in the Holocaust and how he survived multiple concentration camps. 

CREDITS

Written, Produced & Directed by Sasha Bortnik

Featuring Naftali Deutsch

Voice of "Crier" by Greg Berman

Animation and Art Direction/Design by Soul Proprietor Studios

Live Action Director of Photography Nick Morr

Live Action Editor Matthew Shapiro

Transcribed by Kristina Bradwell

Original Score by Zach Robinson

Credits Song by Jarosław Bester and Cracow Klezmer Band 

Sound Effects by Victor Mercader 

Dialogue Editor Victor Mercader

Re-recording Mixer Victor Mercader 

Production Sound Mixer Tomasso Pompei

Additional Sound Recorder Will Mill

Gaffer Joseph Edelson

SPECIAL THANKS

Marilyn Bortnik

Jack Bortnik

Michelle Bortnik

Naftali Deutsch

Jarosław Bester

David Feltenberger

Louise & Craig Taubman

Caron & Colin Sapire

Lily Kaizer

Aaron Chrenen

The Dreicer Family

Sam Sadigursky

Greta Titelman & Abraham Schwartz

Pam & Evan Kaizer

David Ravanshenas

Julie & Steven Karic

Natalie & Dick Fink

Jessica & Alex Leibow

Devin Singer