GCFC Partnering with CIFF48 for film ‘UNSPOKEN’ (04/04/2024)

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was honored to be a Community Partner with the CIFF48 film UNSPOKEN.

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was a proud Community Partner of the film UNSPOKEN, featured as part of the 48th annual Cleveland International Fim Festival.


Closeted Orthodox high school senior Noam (Charlie Korman) is reeling after his grandfather’s death. But when he comes upon a decades-old love letter that could prove he and his grandfather had more in common than he originally thought, he discovers a history that could change his life.

After the death of his beloved grandfather, Noam discovers a mysterious note in his belongings, suggesting Noam may have had more in common with his grandfather than either of them ever knew. While growing up, Noam has heard from everyone that he looks and acts just like his grandfather did when he was young. This has always been comforting to Noam because, as a closeted gay teenager in a Modern Orthodox Jewish family, he has often felt alone and out of place… that is, until he discovers his grandfather’s letter. With his new friend, and potential love interest, by his side, Noam embarks on a forbidden journey to learn more about his grandfather’s hidden past. A touching coming-of-age story, UNSPOKEN embraces discovery of all kinds—most importantly, the discovery of oneself. —G.S.

Directed by Jeremy Borison



Local Heroes Competition

The GCFC partnered with the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Film Festival for the film UNSPOKEN which played at the 48th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival! GCFC Production Coordinator Mike Wendt spoke with Deborah Bobrow of the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Film Festival and Cleveland-born Writer / Producer / Director Jeremy Borison about the film. Did you know…Jeremy started out as a Production Assistant on several productions that #FilmedInCLE, including THE KINGS OF SUMMER and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER!