Presenting Princess Shaw

The true story of the incredible Princess Shaw and the enigmatic composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world.

By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Raw and vulnerable, her voice is a diamond in the rough. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash ups of amateur Youtube performers. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, a musician, and a pioneering video artist.

Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart. The film unfolds as Kutiman begins to build a song around Princess Shaw’s emotional performances, revealing the bonafide star underneath and her fight to never give up on her dreams.



Friday, June 10