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East Coast Premiere

Director: Sam Shainberg

United States, 2023, 21 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2024

Category:Documentary Short

WINNER: Best Short Documentary

Cast:Wilfred Rose

Crew:Writers: Sam Shainberg, Willie Miesmer. Producer: Rachel Walden.


A notorious NYC pickpocket returns to the subway system, the scene of his crimes, and in a fever dream of memories is forced to dissect his relationship to the act that has ruled his life for over forty years.


About the director

Sam Shainberg grew up in New York and continues to call the city home. After college he did a stint in Mali, West Africa, as a video journalist while simultaneously trying to make a feature there. In the recent past he has directed the TV Pilot, "Chillin Island," for Elara Films, the company's first television offering. As well as writing a number of Screenplays. Sam is currently in the process of producing a number of other projects that span the feature documentary, feature film and short film spaces.


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