Released 2004

Filmed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

In Defense of Lemmings is a surrealistic film which explores the mind of the author of the screen play ...
This was my first film appearence since entering showbiz in 2002. It was a project of the NYU School of Film

The photo to the left shows me as an Eastern European Jewish immigrant.

Me with the 2 other immigrants.

Me and Boris as two Chassids.
Camera crew setting up the exterior shots
Makeup Lady and Crew Girls
Shlomoh with Justin Remer, writer and director, and another crew member
Boris and crew member


In Defense of Lemmings (2004)

Directed by Justin Remer
Writing credits Justin Remer

Genre: Comedy/Short

Tagline: The best short film ever made! (...that's not in French.)

Plot Outline: Four comic vignettes -- involving an activist, a balding writer, some Jews,
and Troma Entertainment President Lloyd Kaufman -- connect in a stream-of-consciousness
style reminiscent of Monty Python, The Firesign Theatre, and Luis Bunuel.

Credited cast:
Jacqueline Thuener-Rego .... Kim Kaysee, Lemmings Activist
Chris Carr .... Interviewer
Joby Earle .... Paul, a writer
Boris Kievsky .... Hasid #1/Chontsha
Shlomoh Sherman   [at IMDB] .... Hasid #2/Schmontsha
Jack Arthur .... Bontsha
Nicole T. Wright .... Narrator
Kurran Brown .... Lloyd's Assistant
Lloyd Kaufman .... Lloyd, the President of Troma
Produced by
Kurran Brown ....  associate producer  
Matthew E. Goldenberg ....  associate producer  
Bob Husted ....  associate producer  
Sean Macomber ....  associate producer  
Paul Rahn ....  associate producer  
Justin Remer ....  producer  
Brian Rifkin ....  associate producer  
Nico Sabenorio ....  associate producer  
Ariel Schulman ....  producer  
Nicole T. Wright ....  associate producer  

Original Music by Justin Remer    
Cinematography by Brett Herman    
Film Editing by Justin Remer    
Makeup Department Pamela Love ....  makeup artist  
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Macomber ....  assistant director  
Sound Department Matt Cross ....  post-production sound  
Bryan Dembinski ....  sound recordist  
Bob Husted ....  boom operator  
Paul Rahn ....  boom operator  

Other crew
Yoni Brook ....  assistant camera  
Yoni Brook ....  gaffer  
Brett Herman ....  camera operator  
László Sántha ....  special thanks  

Runtime: USA:10 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Black and White/Color

Trivia: For his scene, Lloyd Kaufman almost entirely ignored the scripted lines and improvised the majority of his dialogue.

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