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Three West African immigrants, search for their corner of the American Dream amidst the counterfeit watches and knockoff handbags in Chinatown's black market.


Film: Counterfeit from Plowshare Films on Vimeo.

View photos from the shoot here.

CAST
Malik // Hisham Tawfiq
Amadou // Sam Gordon
Africa // Garrett Lee Hendricks

Badou // Oberon K.A. Adjepong
Wei // Frank Wong
First Buyer // Chris Kies
Mother // Lori Hammel
Daughter // Casey Geraghty
Buyer // Jeffrey Danneman
Female Buyer // Lucy York
Canal Street Vendors // Amadou Keyna
Cheikh Louis Diakhate
Ibrahim Sy
Moussa Diarrassouba
Oumar Keita
Hot Dog Vendors // Max Laskar
Mohamed
Craps Hustler // Wang Kin Wong
Extras // Larisa Polonsky
Rosemary Concha
Matthew Earle
Jason Wood

CREW
Director and Writer // Geoff Bailey
Producer // Jason Wood
Director of Photography // Paul Niccolls

Executive Producers // Loyalkaspar
Beat Baudenbacher
David Herbruck
Associate Producer // Mirko Rucnov
Casting Director // Erica Palgon Casting

Assistant Director // Courtney Williams
Production Manager // Matthew Earle
1st AC // Heixan Robles
Script Supervisor // Gab Taraboulsy
Gaffer // Chad Young
Key Grip // Steve Sterling
Grip // Mike Lukasik
2nd Unit Camera // Mirko Rucnov
Sound Recordist // Allison Jackson
Stylists // Jessah Amarante
Jessica Bollaci
Still Photographers // Robert Chen
Penny Cook
Rod Cook
Dialiect Coach // Richard Latse
PA/Driver // Gil Garris
Production Assistant // Alex Fjellberg Swerdlowe
Production Assistant // Andres Romero
Interns // Anthony Cabrera
Seth Petus
Edgar Velez
Tashia Valverde
Music Supervisor // Jasper Berg
Original Music // Jasper Berg
Nat Osborn

"La Triste Réalité"
Performed by Amadou & Miriam
Featuring Jacky and Mokobe
Written by Amadou Bagayoko, Jacky Teixeira, Mokobe Traore
©2005 Sony/ATV Tunes
Appears courtesy of Because Music

"Zongo"
Performed by Nat Osborn
Written by Nat Osborn
©2011 Nat Osborn

"Sira Do Deykoro"
Performed by Ramatou Diakite, Michael Deputato, Christopher Deputato, Mamadou Sidibe
Written by Ramatou Diakite, Michael Deputato, Christopher Deputato, Mamadou Sidibe
©2005 Angular Banjo Music
Appears courtesy of Angular Banjo Music

Special Thanks // Anthony Arnove, Warren and Sandy Bailey, Bob Ballard and Barbara Earle Ballard, Beat Baudenbacher, Elliott Chaffer and Penelope Jagessar Chaffer, Dan Chosich, Penny and Rod Cook, Barbara Earle, David and Susan Earle, Gordon and Nancy Earle, Jonathan Earle, John and Marni Kaplan-Earle, David Herbruck, Rick and Kay James, Matt James and Claire Unabia, Bill Kambas, Amy Muldoon, Michael Nurok and Amy Farber, Ashley Smith, Lucy York Struever, Silvia Suarez, Adam Tepper, Jane Watkins, Joan Weinmayr, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Jason Yanowitz and Annie Zirin.

Additional Thanks // American Asian Cultural Center of Tribeca, Melissa August, Jennifer Burke, Travis Call, Robert Chen, Christopher Deputato, Michael Deputato, Daniel Dörnemann, Lois Drabkin, Steve 'Major' Giammaria, Tom Kalin, Jamal Joseph, Scott Lakso, Sebastien Larreur, Christina Lazaridi, Sara Mason, Eric Mendelsohn, New York Table Tennis Federation, Matthew Parker, Larisa Polonsky, Steve Renn, Mirko Rucnov, Maureen Ryan, Jym Snedeker, The Sound Lounge, June Stein, Suzanna Styron, Carol Swyer, Annie Weinmayr.