"Cash Mob For Avi"

"Cash Mob For Avi" is my directorial debut, and my first short documentary. 


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Avi Gandhi is more than just a store owner - he's a good friend to his loyal customers in Levittown, Long Island. But times are tough. He works 7 days a week, forcing him to miss important moments with his family, like when his wife Bharati battled cancer last year. And his sales are so low he can barely pay his rent. Avi fears he may have to close his store and become another failed business in the neighborhood strip mall. 

Some of Avi's biggest fans decide to give him the surprise of his life to help him go out in style. They rally the community and plan a cash mob to show Avi how much he's loved. Avi has no idea what's brewing outside his store. On what should be a slow Saturday, dozens of customers fill his small store, purchasing dusty items off his shelves. When Avi starts to catch on, the emotion of the day takes over. 

This film is a joyous celebration of a small business owner and all around great guy.



ABC News – Community Continues to Rally to Save NY Mom-and-Pop Shop

Huffington Post Good News – Entire Town Staged ‘Cash Mob’ For Beloved Store Owner Going Through Tough Times - 

Viral Nova - You’ve Heard of Flash Mobs…But What About Cash Mobs? This Event is Epic.

GodVine - The Truth About This Flash Mob Brought This Man To Tears. What Kind Strangers Did For Him Is Amazing

RightThisMinute – Struggling Store Owner Gets a Big Boost from Loyal Customers

Elite Daily Town Holds ‘Cash Mob’ To Help Out Struggling Small Business Owner (Video)

Wimp.com – Community comes together to support small town business owner.

The Blaze – A Friend Told Him She Was Doing an Interview for a Project. That ‘Interview’ Changed Everything.

Long Island Weekly – Flash Mob Feature Film: Avi’s Farewell Tour

Z100 – #LevittownLovesAvi

Push Pause / Fios 1 – Love for Avi 

LongIsland.com - Documentary about Levittown ‘Cash Mob” Raises $17K for Store Owner Going Through Tough Times


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