The Movie

PINSKY is a story about finding your chosen family and forgiving the one you're born into.


Pinsky: The movie formerly known as "What Doesn't Kill You"


The question of the hour is, "What the hell's going on with that movie I funded a few months ago?" Here's our answer....

We've been busy these last few months, and not for nothing. We've built our crew, locked our script and auditioned many, many actors. We've also changed our title to something a bit more snappy, and indeed, more reflective of our protagonist. The name is PINSKY.  Sophia Pinsky, our lead, adopts it as her stand-up stage name. But we don't just have a new name, how about this fancy new website? Designed by our very own creative director, Maggie McDonald.

New name, new team, new (Jewish) year. WE ARE MAKING A MOVIE.


Playing the role of Trevor Selibovsky


Alex Dobrenko is an actor and improviser living in Los Angeles, CA. He recently starred in the comedy-mystery "Arlo and Julie" which premiered at SXSW 2014 to rave reviews from Variety, BadAss Digest, Austin Chronicle and others. Wired Magazine called Alex one of the "15 Most Fascinating Filmmakers and Stars at SXSW." You can catch him next in the Yet-To-Be-Named Lance Armstrong biopic starring Ben Foster, Lee Pace and Dustin Hoffman (Alex played Dustin Hoffman's son - a personal dream come true), the horror comedy "The Lumberjack Man" starring Michael Madsen and the Houston made "Krisha". You can also catch Alex at improv theaters across Los Angeles CA. He is currently taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Alex also retains an active role at Tugg, a film startup based out of Austin. Check out some of his other work in the below.

You lookin' for a little more juice? Well, we got it. We have picked our shooting dates. HELLO APRIL 2015. Let the city of Boston prepare itself for the queer, Jewish, Russian, funnier version of GOOD WILL HUNTING. JK, the only thing we have in common is Boston. 

L'shanah tovah and such,


Pinsky was created with the support of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

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