BEN STILL

 

Last Stop For Lost Property


Winner:
Jury's Citation Award at 2021 Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival
Best Documentary at 2020 San Francisco Independent Film Festival
Best "Human" Story 2020 Better Cities Film Festival

Official selection:
2021 Brooklyn Film Festival
2021 Salem Film Festival
2021 Las Cruces International Film Festival
2021 Florida Film Festival
2021 Ashland Independent Film Festival

Deep in the belly of the New York City subway system, there is a home for the thousands of forgotten items daily commuters leave behind. Sonny Drayton introduces us to the inner workings of the Lost and Found Office, reflecting on what it means to lose and be lost underground.

Last Stop For Lost Property is a short documentary created as part of the UnionDocs 2019 Collaborative Studio.


The MTA's gargantuan Lost Property Unit is near impossible to navigate alone. Luckily, Sonny can point us in the right direction. Through his humor and intimate personal knowledge of the subway, Sonny invites us to consider what it means to lose and be lost underground, often the last stop for those who have fallen through the social safety net and have nowhere else to go.

Last Stop For Lost Property spends time in public places of transit where people and objects are repeatedly overlooked, and questions how we value the artifacts of our lives: big and small, cherished and dismissed, tangible and existential.



NARRATOR: Sonny Drayton
DIRECTOR: Vicente Cueto
ART DIRECTOR: Rachel Winton
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emma Yi
SOUND DESIGNER: Elyse Blennerhassett
EDITOR: Ben Still
PRODUCER: Emily Packer