David Reinlib
Last updated: 6 December, 2012

Director’s reflection on the Israeli short film ‘Loose Ends’ (VIDEO)

David Reinlib, the 25-year-old director of Loose Ends, share his thoughts on the film which was shortlisted in the Faith Shorts film competition and featured in the Cinema-South festival in Sderot.

It’s not always easy to realize what we really want, so we often play along with whatever is going on around us, forgetting we have a choice.

Loose Ends is a short film about the endless stream of possibilities that surrounds us as we walk through life. We can pull the thread we are given by our culture and use it to create something new and exciting through our own view of the world.

This film is about a young boy who’s having trouble fitting in his environment and adjusting to the religious and social rules set upon him. 

The yarmulke is a Jewish holy symbol of man’s acknowledgment of a present god, constantly watching from above. The boy in the film is braver than I was at his age; he feels out of place and acts on it by transforming the yarmulke into something that truly has meaning for him.   

Thread by thread, once you understand something about yourself, about who you really are, or what you really want, you can transform your reality and create ripples of change in your life and in the lives of everyone around you.