The true story of the incredible Princess Shaw, an amateur YouTube performer from New Orleans, and the enigmatic Israeli composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world.
Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. The film unfolds as Kutiman pairs Princess Shaw’s emotional performances in a beautiful expression of generosity and compassion, revealing the bonafide star underneath and her fight to never give up on her dreams.
NIF Film Club discussed this film with NIF’s VP of Public Engagement Libby Lenkinski and producer Liran Atzmor.
Liran Atzmor is a film producer and an expert in feature length documentaries, fiction films and TV series. He won the Sundance World Cinema Prize and a Peabody Award for The Law In These Parts (2011) and has produced Presenting Princess Shaw (2016, a Magnolia and Participant Media release, Netflix worldwide release), The Accursed (2014), a 5-part docu-drama, and Defence Files (2014) a 6-part documentary series. As a filmmaker, Liran has directed two documentary films, Perlov’s Room (1999) and Jerusalem Cuts (2008). A graduate of the Tel Aviv University Film and Television Department, Liran teaches production in various academic institutions.