Small Is Beautiful

A Documentary by Glenn Hanstock

The Concept

Small is Beautiful is a real life fairy tale documentary focusing on Anne Lev and her loved family business, Dafna’s Cheesecake Factory. Written and directed by Glenn Hanstock this short cleverly intertwines two narratives. The first follows the origins of one of Liverpool’s oldest and best-loved shops, while the second focuses on the enduring love story of Anne and Jacov Lev spanning over 50 years.

Since being made Small is Beautiful has received exceptional reviews and attention from multi-BAFTA award winning documentary directors and Oscar nominated screenwriters alike:

“It’s a beautiful piece of work, filmed with flair and sensitivity, and Anne is a deeply engaging character, a real treasure. Congratulations on what you have made”

Nicolas Kent – Creative Director, Oxford Film and Television

Our Approach

Shot over one day principle shooting took place at Anne’s famous Liverpool shop Dafna’s Cheesecake Factory and home allowing us to intimately connect the viewer with this remarkable story and uses interviews with Anne to camera and in voice over to chart her remarkable story while she lovingly makes one of her cheesecakes.

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We’re always on the look out for inspirational stories like Anne Lev’s to make creative documentaries. Whether you are a boutique business looking to capture the essence of what makes you tick creatively or an established outfit looking for creative input to your videos contact us now – we can bring them to life.

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“You have a nice quietly hypnotic cinema documentary on your hands, really! ”

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Award winning British screenwriter and novelist , (Doctor Who, 24 Hour Party People, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder & Brookside)

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