They Call Me Dr. Miami

Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a.k.a. Dr. Miami is the most famous plastic surgeon in America, and the first doctor to livestream graphic tummy tucks and breast augmentations on Snapchat – all with the enthusiastic consent of his patients.  He's followed by millions of people, mostly teenagers who can't get enough of his live operations, and his multiple skits. He was nominated for Snapchatter of the Year alongside Kylie Jenner and DJ Khaled. Tabloids covered him for Twitter feuding with Nicki Minaj and doing “mommy makeovers” for Teen Moms and Bad Girls. He also happens to be a devout Orthodox Jew. While chasing fame, and appearing in hip hop music videos, can this Orthodox Jewish father of five carry on with his gimmick and still preserve his identity? This funny and incisive film explores how Dr. Miami balances the celebrity status he actively cultivates while maintaining his conservative Orthodox Jewish faith. 

Jean-Simon Chartier | Director and Producer
Jean-Simon began his career in advertising. After having traveled as a wannabe journalist through Latin America and Southeast Asia, he decided to pursue his love of documentary filmmaking, founding MC2 Communication Media. Over the past few years, Jean-Simon has produced documentaries (independent and series) in partnership with several broadcasters in Canada and abroad. Several award-winning documentaries produced by MC2 have been released in cinemas and featured in festivals such as IDFA, Hot Docs, DOK.fest, Fantasia, RIDM, RIFFA.
Jean-Simon has directed a few documentaries for television, all of which were character-driven stories told in a broad social issue context (Body “À La Carte”, Alleluia, Marchands de bonheur, Soeur Violaine, and Encountering Burning Man). His first feature film Playing Hard was released on Netflix worldwide in March 2019.

NOTE: This film is available for streaming any time during WinterFest. The suggested viewing time is Friday, 2/26 at 1:00pm. Not Geoblocked.

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