Samantha Reeves is a cat burglar with a problem in this short. She's accepted a job from the mysterious crimelord known as The Emperor, gets stuck in her mark's bedroom, and is having genuine feelings for the young man she's using as her alibi. DVD Includes Award-winning short THE THIEF. 3 Behind the Scenes Featurettes. ** "Making WRITER'S BLOCK" ** "Making THE THIEF" ** "Fixin' it in Post" Theatrical Trailer. Director's Cut of WRITER'S BLOCK. Asen Quarry in 'Hamlet'. Outtakes.