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Gottfried met Hoffman, a 29-year-old actor who also works in marketing at the WE cable channel, on the set of a Jewish parody of “The Office.” Schechter, who met Gottfried at an arts conference, initially didn’t land a part in “Soon By You,” but she stayed on as a production assistant — and Gottfried eventually wrote a new character into the show with her in mind.The three now develop and write all the episodes together.
There’s the guy who took her to the action figure section of a Toys “R” Us after dinner and ranted about why Batman was the best superhero.
The team is also looking for product placement deals — it’s already inked one with Shabbat.com, which runs a Jewish dating app that will be featured in future episodes.
Gottfried, Hoffman and Schechter have finished filming a second episode and are in the process of editing it, but their fundraising efforts and busy schedules will largely dictate when subsequent episodes are produced.
It’s an entertaining take on the perils of the insular, high-stakes world of modern Orthodox dating — one that resonates deeply with the series’ creators along with a large portion of its audience.
“For a lot of [young modern Orthodox Jews], they’re not dating for fun — they’re dating with a specific goal of marriage in mind,” says Gottfried, 25. And there’s pressure from family members and friends, especially when all of your friends are getting married at a really young age.” Plus, within the community, “there’s a little bit of a stigma attached to single people at a certain age if you’re not married,” she adds.