An intimate look at the New York City subway and the thousands of items and people that get lost in its tunnels.
2020 / Brooklyn, NY / 12.50 min
– Jury Prize Best Documentary: San Francisco Short Film Festival 2020
– Best Human Story: Better Cities Film Festival 2020
– Jury’s Citation Award: Black Maria Film Festival 2021
– Official Selection at Las Cruces FF, Salem FF, Florida FF, Ashland FF, Brooklyn FF, Rooftop FF
Synopsis: What happens when you lose something on the subway in New York? Chances are you’ll run into the wise, gentle, and unofficial ambassador of the Transit Authority, Sonny Drayton. 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’ve fallen through the social safety net and have nowhere else to go. “Last Stop for Lost Property” 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: Benjamin Stillerman
PRODUCER: Emily Packer
Made as a part of UnionDocs’ Collaborative Studio Fellowship.