SPiN (2015 film)

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Directed byNoah Workman
Produced byPatrick T. Rousseau
Wilson Cleveland
Screenplay byWilson Cleveland
Yuri Baranovsky
StarringHartley Sawyer
Wilson Cleveland
Unboxd Media
Iris Mediaworks
Distributed byAmazon Prime
Vimeo on Demand
Release date
  • February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
Running time
14 minutes
CountryUnited States

SPiN is a 2015 short film drama directed by Noah Workman and written by Wilson Cleveland, who also stars. The film takes place over the course of a contentious live television interview between a Wall Street executive played by Hartley Sawyer and a financial journalist played by Cleveland.[1]


The film received a 2016 Webby Award honor for Individual Short (Drama)[2] and generally favorable reviews from critics. In his March 6, 2015 IndieWire review, Joseph Ehrman-Dupre called SPiN a "sharp, smart satire" with writing "full of "spitfire one-liners" and[3] NewMediaRockstars' Evan DeSimone credited the writing as being "Sorkin-esque in the best sense of the word."[4] Tubefilter writer Sam Gutelle complained while "Wall Street corruption is a well-tread topic," SPiN is "A smart, twisty take on the world of high finance and media distortion."[5]



  • Noah Workman – director
  • Wilson Cleveland, Yuri Baranovsky – writers
  • Patrick T. Rousseau, Wilson Cleveland – executive producers
  • Alan McIntyre Smith – director of photography
  • Nathaniel Wixon – editor


  1. ^ a b Shields, Mike (March 20, 2015). "Web Video Creators Take Lessons on How to Promo From Branded Entertainment". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 28, 2018 – via Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  2. ^ "SPiN". The Webby Awards. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Ehrman-Dupre, Joseph (March 6, 2015). "The Art of the Short Film: SPiN". IndieWire. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  4. ^ DeSimone, Evan (February 6, 2015). "Give Wilson Cleveland's Latest Film A SPiN". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Gutelle, Sam (February 6, 2015). "SPiN Twists And Turns Through Newsroom Interview". Tubefilter. Tubefilter, Inc. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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