EXCLUSIVE: In January 2015, journalist Courtney Shea uncovered the tale of ways “one Canadian con artist swindled his means into the jet-set.” A number of years later, that twisted story has turn into the documentary The Gifted Mr. Rosenberg, which can make its global premiere as a part of the just-revealed lineup for the Scorching Doctors Canadian World Documentary Competition in Toronto.
The movie, directed by way of Barry Avrich, revolves round Albert Rosenberg, who would possibly absolute best be described as a move between “Tinder Swindler” Simon Leviev and Bernie Madoff. Within the trailer, posted solely right here, Rosenberg speaks for himself, telling the director, “Once I consider it many of the instances wishing that I didn’t do the issues that I did and questioning why I did them, mainly, I want I may just get started all over again.”
Rosenberg presupposed to be a titled Swiss billionaire and took to relationship websites to fulfill ladies whom he allegedly fleeced in their financial savings. He additionally allegedly performed a Ponzi scheme that defrauded traders. Even his personal daughter characterizes him in probably the most disparaging phrases.
“He’s a prison,” she says within the trailer, “and very abusive.”
Avrich, founding father of Melbar Leisure Team, directed and produced.
“We’re proud to have our global premiere at Scorching Doctors,” Avrich instructed Time limit. “We live in a global of schemers, scammers, and con artists, and maximum of us assume we’re too suave to fall sufferer to a Ponzi, Madoff, or Rosenberg. Assume once more.”
Shea, the journalist, produced the documentary, along Avrich, Caitlin Cheddie, and Mark Selby. The Gifted Mr. Rosenberg could have its Canadian broadcast premiere in fall 2022 underneath the CBC’s Passionate Eye banner.
Watch the trailer above.