The idea for “Circumcised!” was conceived about a year ago while I was working on a completely different screenplay. I realized that the ritual of circumcision had an immediate political and social connection. The short synopsis was written in about ten minutes and the real process of writing the show had begun. Within the first month, the initial draft of the, “Circumcised!” was completed and I quickly contacted my friend and fellow director, Anna Giannotis. The script, originally a play, was written for the stage as a one man show, but after reading the script, Anna completely fell in love with the project and said that we would be better off doing it as a web series and rewriting the play for the screen. After many rewrites, debates with Anna Giannotis, table reads with James Loren and then more rewrites we arrived at the final draft of the script with a production schedule to start in June 2010. After locking our crew we decided to shoot on Canon 5D, with which our cinematographer, Matthew Caudillo, made brilliant choices with a rigorous esthetic and careful attention to composition details to fit the style of the piece. The pilot was completed July 2010 and is due to be completed this August. Starring in your own show is a self-parody, but at the same time walking that fine line that defines us all, whether it is politics, religion, family traditions, friends, motherland, or all of it, because we are, after all, earthlings and we’re all alike.