Thru You Princess Shaw


Thru You Princess Shaw
reż|dir Ido Haar | IL | 2015 | 80 min
prod|pro Stephen Apkon, Liran Atzmor scen|wr Ido Haar zdj|ph Ido Haar mon|ed Ido Haar ob|cast Ophir Kutiel, Samantha Montgomery dys|dis Against Gravity


Samantha Montgomery, 38, lives on her own in one of New Orleans’ toughest neighborhoods. By day she works as a caregiver for the elderly; at night she transforms into Princess Shaw, belting out soulful originals at sparsely attended open mic nights and posting homemade a cappella clips on YouTube to a handful of followers. One of them is Kutiman, a.k.a. Ophir Kutiel, an Israeli musician, who mixes together one of Montgomery's clips with instrumentals posted online by random musicians. A rousing documentary crowd-pleaser about a star-crossed singer-songwriter and her crafty secret admirer, “Thru You Princess” examines loneliness, anonymity and connectivity in the Internet age, where showbiz dreams remain but a mouse-click away for even the most hardscrabble.

2016 Millenium Docs Against Gravity – Special Mention

Ido Haar (1974) Israeli filmmaker. Graduated from Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. In 2009 Haar was a lecturer at the Minshar Art School & Center and International Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York.

2015 Thru You Princess Shaw|Presenting Princess Show
2012 Enlistment Days
2007 Hotel dziewięciogwiazdkowy|Malon 9 Kachavim|9 Star Hotel
2004 Melting Siberia

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow