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Gimme the Loot


Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City.


Director(s): Adam Leon

Producer(s): Natalie Difford, Dominic Buchanan, Jamund Washington

Screenwriter(s): Adam Leon

Cinematographer: Jonathan Miller

Editor(s): Morgan Faust

Production Designer: Sam Lisenco, Katie Hickman

Sound Designer: Anthony Thompson

Music: Nicholas Britell

Principal Cast: Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Meeko, Zoe Lescaze, Sam Soghor

Director Bio


Adam Leon was born and raised in New York City. His most recent short film, "Killer", premiered at the New Directors/New Films festival. It went on to play at numerous festivals around the world. "Gimme the Loot" is his first feature and was a part of IFP's/Lincoln Center's Emerging Visions program.


Sales Agent: Josh Braun, Submarine Entertainment

Public Film Contact

Natalie Difford
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