Cast: Ben Becher, Josafina Scaro, Khadim Diop, Xisco Maximo Monroe
Directed by: Miguel Silveira. Writers: Miguel Silveira, Michel Stolnicki, Missy Hernandez. Produced by: Michel Stolnicki, Missy Hernandez.
Filmed and scripted around true events between 2015-2019, American Thief straddles fiction and documentary as a secret plot to derail the 2016 presidential election connects a teen hacker seeking revenge, a rogue conspiracy vlogger searching for truth, and a mysterious artificial intelligence programmer who knows too much.
Toncruz, a teenage hacker, wants to avenge his father’s murder while fellow-hacker, Diop, wants to fight for justice. Paul, a disgruntled internet vlogger known as “Man in the Van” and Toncruz are contacted by an Unidentified User on the deep web who claims he can provide them with the truth. Meanwhile, an artificial intelligence programmer observes what unfolds as she fails to contain the monster she’s created. A fast-paced action/thriller that integrates fictional characters with real events creating an intense tale of a dystopian conspiracy that will keep you transfixed.