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Beemer Tag Team

Music video extraordinaire Adam Levite, aka “Associates in Science”, is collaborating with Jon Kesselman, the writer/director behind the Jewxploitation film The Hebrew Hammer, in an adaptation of Glenn Gaslin’s novel Beemer. Levite, who has fourteen music videos to his credit, including work for personal favorites Interpol and Radiohead, has optioned Gaslin’s satirical work and is currently co-writing the script with Kesselman.

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Music video extraordinaire Adam Levite, aka “Associates in Science”, is collaborating with Jon Kesselman, the writer/director behind the Jewxploitation film The Hebrew Hammer, in an adaptation of Glenn Gaslin’s novel Beemer. Levite, who has fourteen music videos to his credit, including work for personal favorites Interpol and Radiohead, has optioned Gaslin’s satirical work and is currently co-writing the script with Kesselman.

Beemer, the debut novel from Gaslin published in 2003, follows the life of Southern Cali slacker Beemer Minutia who dreams of mass-marketing himself while sipping 7-Eleven slushies (hello children of the 80’s). Unfortunately Beemer, like most wide-eyed 25-year-olds, falls victim to practicalities – moving in with his controlling girlfriend and entering the “real world”.

While this will be Levite’s first feature, he is no stranger to the production world and fellow director Kesselman has proven to have quite the taste for mockery in The Hammer. An unlikely combination on paper, the unique duo may have what it takes to “beem” this adaptation pretty far.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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