The docufilm Princess Shaw is a lesson in film art and heart.
Hollywood lost its ability to let people be people and express themselves naked. In Hollywood you have to have money, you have to be outstandingly beautiful, or handsome, and appearance flaws are well covered, to the point of no recognition of what the person really looks like. Then there is that Hollywood technic of sound, photography and other effects to complete the camouflage to perfection.
And out of nowhere, come two Israelis, Ido Haar, director and Ophir Kutiel (‘Kutiman)’ music arranger, and the star of the film, the American Samantha Montgomery – Princess Shaw, who do not live in a Hollywood chosen filming location, who wear t-shirts and jeans and are neither a well trained actor or sophisticated producer or director but they have soul, they have a story from life to tell, they have the insight. Their story moves your own emotions and catches your heart tight.
The docufilm is riveting; Samantha’s heart-to-heart talk with her unknown audience, based on her life story which she tells through her songs are deeply penetrating.
An amazing story that two Israelis have noticed, discovered, picked on and have taken it to the top level of film art.
Once again Israel is showing the world that it leads in film content.
Ido Haar, an Israeli filmmaker chronicles the cross-continental musical collaboration between American YouTube persona, Princess Shaw, and Israeli mash-up artist ‘Kutiman’.
The docufilm has been just released in 12 cities throughout the USA, also available on a number of streaming platforms, among them Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and Time Warner Cable.
I strongly suggest you go watch the film and get really inspired.
See also the recent Kam Williams interview with Samantha Montgomery as Princess Shaw.