Written by Robert Steiner
The Faithful is a documentary that starts simple enough: a curiosity about fandom and the cottage industries of memorabilia that form around certain celebrities, using Elvis Presley, Pope Joh Paul II, and Princess Diana as case studies. But over the film’s runtime, that general idea becomes the anchor to explore bigger, more complicated questions about image, celebrity, faith, death, and ownership. That last topic, ownership, especially towers over every aspect of the film, from the merchandise bought by fans to the assets owned by estates to the old tapes we use to remember loved ones.
NYC-based Director/Producer/Writer/Editor Recent work: The Faithful, Utopia 1.0, Street Views, Of Birds and Boundaries