Tricycle Thief

After discovering his eviction notice, a tricycle driver goes on a desperate hunt for money.

  • Max Bessmertny
    The Great Debt, Sampan (Pacific Meridian)
  • Max Bessmertny
    The Great Debt, Sampan (Pacific Meridian)
  • Max Bessmertny
    The Great Debt, Sampan (Pacific Meridian)
  • Leung Kin Ping
    Key Cast
    "Ah Leong"
    Ten Years, Trivisa, The White Girl
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime, Mystery, Noir
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Asia
  • Toronto International Film Festival
    September 7, 2014
    World Premiere
    Official Selection Short Cuts International
  • University Film and Video Program
    United States
    2015 KODAK Student Scholarship Program Gold Award
Director Biography - Max Bessmertny

Maxim Bessmertny (b. 24th December 1988) is a Macau and Hong Kong based director, screenwriter and producer. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts with an MFA in Film Production. Maxim’s narrative short film 'Tricycle Thief' World Premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, won the 2015 Kodak Gold Award for best short film and has played at numerous festivals worldwide. He has worked with numerous clients on commercials and advertisements including Zouk Singapore, Pacha Macau, City of Dreams and Wynn Resorts. Maxim’s latest documentary effort is a partnership with a creative company organized to produce 'What's Your Art?', a mini-documentary series focused on eccentric characters living in Asia. His first solo exhibition show was held this year and showcased creative works and short films from the past few years. Sampan, his latest short film, world premiered at Pacific Meridian International Film Festival in September 2018.

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Director Statement

This was my second year film project for NYU. It was the first time I was dealing with a big crew, a serious (for that time) budget and professional actors. It was the beginning of a long addiction to cinema.