Israel | 2015 | 80min | DCP | COLOR | Documentary | Pop
Samantha, a star-crossed singer-songwriter, lives 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 acappella clips on YouTube, usually reaching just a handful of viewers. She cannot 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.
Ido Haar is an Israeli documentary filmmaker. He graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem, and his credits as an editor include Jonathan Demme's I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful. In addition to Presenting Princess Shaw, he has directed the documentaries Melting Siberia, 9 Star Hotel and Enlistment Days.