Film Credits and Funders

FIVE FINGER DISCOUNT: A Crooked Family History

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Steven Fischler

BASED ON THE BOOK
Five-Finger Discount by Helene Stapinski

ADDITIONAL WRITING BY
Rosanne De Luca Braun
Helene Stapinski

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Rosanne De Luca Braun and Charles Hobson

PRODUCED BY
Steven Fischler and Rosanne De Luca Braun

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Helene Stapinski

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITOR
John Miglietta 

CAMERA
Katsumi Funahashi
John Miglietta
Francesco Petrone
Richard Trammell

SOUND
Larry Kaltenbach
Jack Norflus
Michael Pankiewicz

RESEARCH
Rich Remsberg, Image Research

ADDITIONAL IMAGE RESEARCH
Erika Gottfried

ADDITIONAL MUSIC RESEARCH
Jake DeNicola

TITLES AND VISUAL EFFECTS
Richard Trammell

SOUND EDITOR AND RERECORDING MIXER
Rich Macar
Audio Post Facility
Buttons NY

COLORIST
Maria Mendoza
Video Post Facility
Park Avenue Post

KICKSTARTER & WEBSITE
Stefanie Diaz

LEGAL
Thea Kerman
Barbara Nagel, Esq.
Daniel Schneider, Schneider & Pfahl, LLP

PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE
Jake DeNicola
Caroline Enos
Sophia Fischler-Gottfried
Katie Manion
Richard Trammell

STILL IMAGES
“Christopher Columbus” by Barbara Selfridge
courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group
Random House LLC
iStockphoto
The Jersey Journal
Library of Congress
New Jersey Room/Jersey City Free Public Library
The Stapinski family

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE
British Pathé
Getty Images
Historic Films
Prelinger Archives
Streamline Films

1960’s JERSEY CITY FOOTAGE
courtesy of Carmi Bee and David Bee
Lightmotive Films

GENERAL PENCIL FOOTAGE
Movette Pictures
courtesy of General Pencil Company
TODAY, NBC

LICENSED MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY
Sarah Plant, John T. LaBarbera/Itri Music, and
Benny Benack III—The Pursuit
performed by COLONY / all ASCAP. 

“Round Midnight”
written by Patti Maloney and John DeNicola
performed by Patti Maloney
Omad Records, ASCAP

“Indifference”
written by Alexander Spence
performed by Arwen Lewis
Omad Records, ASCAP

“Hello God” © Erika Wilson Fontaine & Stephen Fontaine.
Blueskin Songs/ASCAP

PERIOD JAZZ
courtesy of Stomp Off Records:
“Aggravatin’ Papa” by J. Russel Robinson/Public Domain.
performed by Jacques Gauthé and
His Creole Rice Yerba Buena Jazz Band.

“White Ghost Shivers” © Stillman Song Company/Donald Swan,
by Einar Swan.
performed by Ted DesPlantes’ Washboard Wizards.

“Just Over in the Gloryland”
by Emmett S. Dean, 1906/Public Domain.
Performed by Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band. Public Domain.

“Frog Legs Rag (Piano Roll)”
by James Scott, 1906 Public Domain

“Kater St. Rag” by Bennie Moten,
Free 20’s Jazz Collection by Gathacol radio.
Public Domain.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR INTERVIEW GUESTS
Paul Amatuzzo
Paula Christen
Richard Ciandella
Margaret De Vico
Mayor Steven M. Fulop
Judge Nelson Johnson
Kenny Mack
Earl Morgan
Liz Rega
Luc Sante
Paul Silverman
Irene Stapinski
Stanley Stapinski
Katie Weissenborn Vanoncini
Jim Weissenborn

…AND TO OUR DRAMATIC PARTICIPANTS
Dean Jamieson
Paulina Jamieson
Mike Mahoney
Lauren Spagnoletti

VERY SPECIAL THANKS
Edward Braun
Barbara Nagel
Rochelle and Steve Rubin
Nancy Savoca
Daniel Schneider

SPECIAL THANKS
Alice Alexiou
John Beekman
Tone Balzano-Johansen
Dennis Burroughs
Barbara Bromirski
Bruni Burres
Elizabeth Cain
John Crigler
David Cruz
Senator Sandra B. Cunningham
Robin Daniels
Stephanie Daniels
Cory De Luca
Lisa DiMona
Colin Egan
Kristin Feeley
Lynn Fischer
Carmen and Arthur Fulop
Fred Gardaphe
Professor Edvige Giunta and her students
Steve Gorelick
Erika Gottfried
Darlene Green
Gregory Haines
Darrell Hanzalik
Cynthia Harris
Holly Hensley
George O. Hobson
Wendell Jamieson
William La Rosa
Hon. Rolando R. Lavarro, Jr.
Gene Le May
Judy LoCorriere
Jeffrey McConney
Terence McDonald
Tom Meyers
Jennifer Morrill
Lisa Nardi
Steve Newhouse
Maria L. Nieves
Michael Pakenham
Nick Paleologos
Joe Panepinto, Sr.
Liz and Bill Popalisky
Kathy Press
John Reichart
Angelica Roman
Greg Remaud
Hon. Daniel Rivera
Mark Rodrick
Margaret Schmidt
Jay Sharman
Richie Siegal
Frank Silverstein
Heather A. Sheppard
Catherine Sippin
Dylan Skolnick
Charlotte Sky
Robert G. Sommer
Laura Stein
Joel Sucher
Jade Thacker
Nancy Warlikowski
Jeffrey Weintraub
James Weissenborn
Annie Ying
Deborah Zimmerman

THIS FILM WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF
The Alpern Family Foundation

Paul Silverman
Joe Barry, David Barry, and Michael Barry
Amanda and Paul Spagnoletti
Matt Weinreich
And our many Kickstarter supporters

Five-Finger Discount is a co-production of Vanguard Documentaries,
Beachcomber Films and Pacific Street Films

copyright © 2017 Center for Independent Productions, Inc.