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Presenting Princess Shaw

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2015
  • 80 min.
  • Director(s): Ido Haar
  • Producer(s): Liran Atzmor


Samantha (38), a star-crossed singer-songwriter, lives alone 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, usually reaching just a handful of viewers. She doesn’t imagine that on the other side of the world, she has a talented secret admirer who is about to expose her to millions of listeners.

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Ido Haar


Liran Atzmor


Stephen Apkon

Executive Producer(s)

Esther van Messel and Gitte Hansen


Ido Haar


Ido Haar


Ido Haar

Original Music

Kutiman & Princess Shaw

Original Language

Hebrew, English


English, Greek

Festival Highlights

DMZ Docs International Film Festival, South Korea, 2018

Millenium Int'l Documentary FF, Belgium, 2017

Ânûû-rû Âboro International Film Festival, New Caledonia, 2016

Hamburg Film Festival, Germany, 2016

Flahertiana IDFF, Russia, 2016

Frameout, Austria, 2016

Sheffield Doc Fest, UK, 2016

Sydney IFF, Australia, 2016

Documentary Edge IFF, New Zealand, 2016

Vision Du Reel, Switzerland, 2016

SXSW, USA, 2016

Tempo Documentary IFF, Sweden, 2016

True/False IFF, USA, 2016

Hot Docs, Canada, 2016

IDFA, Holland, 2015

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