“Pickled Red Herring” Short Comedy Screenplay: Portland Comedy Film Festival 2017 Official Selection
"Pickled Red Herring" (Pilot Episode of Brooklyn Deli) is a short comedy screenplay written by Jim Norman from Weaverville, NC and Plantation Florida.
Tagline: "The owner/counterman of a 1925 Brooklyn Deli goes looking for one of his regular customers, a mob hitman who has gone missing."
Inspiration: "I wanted to take the serious subject of mob influence in the 1920s and add humor by destroying some of the stereotypes of the mobsters of that era. Where the actual meeting place for mobsters of the time was a candy store, I decided that a kosher deli provided the comedic opportunities I sought."