The relationship between sex and religion has always fascinated me. My directorial debut “Hallelujah Anyhow” (BBC BFI 1992), a small TV movie, explored the consequences of a sexual infidelity in the Afro-Carribean Gospel community in London. It was also a portrait of a community rarely shown on the screen. This film explores similar themes.
Your Good Friend emerged from a friendship I have with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. Larry and I had had many deep conversations about the nature of life and I was fascinated by his wonderful perspective not only as a Rabbi but also as a writer and artist. The characters of Jules and Zander started to emerge as a way of exploring these ideas. For me the overriding theme is about the nature of love and how that relates to friendship. I want people to come away from the film not only having had a great time but also asking themselves, “who is my good friend?”
Director Matthew Jacobs