A familial partnership

Bobby and Rachael Bobby and Rachael
Robert Eddy, B.F.A. '18, and Rachel Eddy, B.F.A. '16
Siblings team up to co-write and co-produce new film

From a performance of Grease and a middle school production of The Wizard of Oz, to plays at the Ring Theatre, Rachel and Robert “Bobby” Eddy are no strangers to being on stage together.

The siblings, who began acting as kids, both graduated from the University of Miami, two years apart, with a B.F.A. in musical theatre.

They are now putting that knowledge and shared interest to good use and have joined forces to co-write, co-produce, and act in a new movie based on their own experience growing up in a Jewish household.

In JEW(ish), siblings search for the afikoman (a piece of Matzah hidden in the house) during their family Passover Seder but instead find a sinister secret. “It’s a story about the integrity of self-identity,” Rachel says, “and what responsibility we have for our ancestor’s misdeeds.”

The siblings, whose mom, Deborah Dubelman Eddy, A.B. '79, is also an alumna, are grateful for the connections made at UM and for the faculty, many of whom still help them today.

The film is set to begin filming this week and also stars fellow UM alumni Alex Michell, B.F.A. ’18, and Daniel Barrett, B.F.A. ’18, as well as former UM professor Chris O’Connor.

To learn more or to support the project see here: www.seedandspark.com/fund/jew-ishmovie#story