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Presenting Princess Shaw

OT: Thru You Princess

Ido Haar // Israel, 2015
Documentary Feature // FF2016
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During the day, Samantha Montgomery works in an old people’s home in New Orleans and is just about able to keep a roof over her head. In the evening, the flamboyant 30-something transforms herself on her YouTube channel into Princess Shaw and sings her own songs for a few dozen followers. At the same time in a kibbutz in Israel: artist Kutiman is scouring the web for new material for his mash-ups. He’s built up a reputation sampling clips of unknown musicians and reusing them in artistic arrangements. For him, Princess Shaw is a sensation. At first, he makes her the centrepiece of a composition and turns her into a YouTube star. With affection and humour, the film shows how these two cultures collide – the result is the story of a modern-day Cinderella.


Ido Haar graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem and first worked as an editor. His directorial debut was in 2004 with the autobiographical documentary Melting Siberia, a film about his father who once had an important position in the Russian Red Army.



Thru You Princess

Documentary Feature

English, Hebrew




80 min

OV with English subtitles

Ido Haar

Ido Haar

Liran Atzmor

Ido Haar

Ido Haar

Kutiman, Princess Shaw

Atzmor Productions

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