Grand Theft Hamlet Film co-directed by Deaf Individual at SXSW 2024

Sam Crane and Pinny (deaf) from UK are coming for the world premiere of our film Grand Theft Hamlet (which we co-directed), which is very exciting at Austin March 8-14, 2024.

Check it out!

Grand Theft Hamlet

January 2021. The UK is in its 3rd lockdown and all entertainment venues remain closed. For theatre actors Sam and Mark, the future looks bleak. As the pandemic drags on, Mark – single and childless – is increasingly socially isolated, while Sam panics about how he is going to support his young family. They spend their days in the online digital world of Grand Theft Auto and when they stumble across a theater, they suddenly have an idea to stage a full production of Hamlet within the game. This film charts their ridiculous, hilarious and moving adventure as they battle violent griefers and discover surprising truths about life, friendship and the enduring power of Shakespeare.

Film Screenings

  • Grand Theft Hamlet at Alamo Lamar 5
    Mar 10, 2024 at 11:45am—1:14pm
  • Grand Theft Hamlet at Rollins Theatre at The Long Center
    Mar 12, 2024 at 11:30am—12:59pm
  • Grand Theft Hamlet at Alamo Lamar 9
    Mar 13, 2024 at 10:00pm—11:29pm
  • Grand Theft Hamlet at Alamo Lamar 3
    Mar 13, 2024 at 10:30pm—11:59pm


Directors: Pinny Grylls, Sam Crane
Executive Producer: Beth Levison, Harlene Freezer, Sam Bisbee, Eric Kuhn
Producer: Rebecca Wolff, Julia Ton
Screenwriter: Pinny Grylls and Sam Crane
Editor: Pinny Grylls
Sound Designer: Jamie Perera
Music: Jamie Perera
Principal Cast: Sam Crane, Mark Oosterveen, Jen Cohn
Publicity Contact: Julia Ton [email protected] +31620083321
Sales Agent: Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Sales

SXSW schedule:

Pinny’s website:

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