Left on Purpose: Justin Schein’s Docu about Friendship

Gunpowder & Sky will be opening Justin Schein’s new documentary, Left on Purpose, on February 10 at the Cinema Village Theater in NYC.

The film will also be available worldwide February 10 on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, and Vimeo.

Midway through the shoot of a documentary about his life as an anti-war activist, Mayer Vishner declares that his time has passed and that his last political act will be to commit suicide.  He wants it all on camera.

Now the director must decide whether to turn off his camera or use it to keep his friend alive.

Left on Purpose is a feature docu that confronts the issues of depression, isolation and aging through an intense character driven story of the relationship between filmmaker and subject.

The film provides a rare look at what it means to be a friend to someone in pain.


CO-DIRECTOR/EDITOR                          David Mehlman

FEATURING:                                                   Mayer Vishner

PRODUCER:                                                     Eden Wurmfeld

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:                         Doug Liman

CO-PRODUCER:                                             Yael Bridge

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY:                                 David Mansfield

DISTRIBUTOR:                                              Gunpowder and Sky

PRODUCTION:                                               Shadowbox Film and Eden Wurmfeld Films

RUNNING TIME: 85 Minutes