Spare Change

Spare Change

Directed by Daniel Isaiah Schacter

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 17 min
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray, HDCAM
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Sophie and Dave, old college friends, run into each other downtown. It’s their first time seeing one another in over a decade. Their chance encounter wouldn’t have lasted long if Dave, now homeless and penniless, hadn’t asked Sophie to let him take a shower at her place. Over a drunken night at Sophie’s apartment, these two old friends get to know each other again. But can Dave be trusted?


life-philosophy, friendship, drugs, gentrification, desire, homelessness, maternity, sexuality, stealing, liberty, fear


Daniel Isaiah Schachter is a filmmaker and musician from Montreal, Quebec. In 2008, Schachter wrote and directed Three Mothers. The script won the Grand Prize at Cours Écrire ton Court, a writing competition hosted by the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, and the film picked up several prizes on the festival circuit, including the A&E Short Filmmakers Award and the OFQJ prize for Best Short Film at the Rendez-Vous de Cinema Quebecois. Daniel has several feature films in development. He recently completed Entre Chien et Loup, a short starring Monia Chokri and Alexis Lefebvre. Daniel also writes, records and performs music under the name Daniel Isaiah. His album High Twilight, released by Secret City Records in 2011, was called a “stunning debut” by American Songwriter magazine. A follow-up is due out autumn 2013.


Alexis Lefebvre, Monia Chokri



Yanick Létourneau (Peripheria Films)


Daniel Isaiah Schacter, David Gruber


Philippe Roy

EDITING Sophie Farkas Bollas
Sound René Portillo
Music Brad Barr


Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Palm Springs International Shortfest
Kyiv International Short Film Festival
Flicker : Rhode Island Film Festival
DC Shorts