Free Samples

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Free Samples
Directed byJay Gammill
Written byJim Beggarly
Produced byJoseph McKelheer
Eben Kostbar
Bill Rothacker
StarringJess Weixler
Halley Feiffer
Jesse Eisenberg
Jason Ritter
Tippi Hedren
CinematographyReed Morano
Music bySay Hi
Film Harvest
Distributed byStarz Distribution
Release dates
  • April 20, 2012 (2012-04-20) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

Free Samples is a 2012 American independent comedy starring Jess Weixler and Jesse Eisenberg. It was the first film directed by Jay Gammill and the first film written by Jim Beggarly.[1]


Jillian (Weixler), a Stanford Law School dropout rebelling by opting out of the family business, wakes up after a night of drinking with no recollection and is tasked with giving out free samples from an ice cream vendor truck.



The film a premiered at Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2012, and given a video-on-demand release on May 21, 2013, and a theatrical release on May 31, 2013.[2]


  1. ^ Costanza, Justine (April 23, 2012). "Tribeca Film Festival 2012 Review: Free Samples Is Refreshingly Quirky". International Business Times.
    - DeFore, John (April 30, 2012). "Free Samples: Tribeca Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "Free Samples". IMDb.

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