If there have been any doubt that Hollywood remains to be enamored with former presidential candidate and present U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, look no additional than the heavyweight filmmakers and prime distributor who will mount the story of his historic presidential marketing campaign.
“Mayor Pete,” directed by Jesse Moss, the co-director of final yr’s “Boys State” and director of the 2014’s “The Overnighters,” will take the viewers inside Buttigieg’s quest to be the primary brazenly homosexual president in United States historical past. “Mayor Pete” will show Buttigieg at house in Indiana along with his husband, Chasten, and go contained in the marketing campaign’s early days in addition to Buttigieg’s historic, contested victory within the Iowa caucuses.
Moss and Amanda McBaine, the opposite co-director of “Boys State,” function producers of “Mayor Pete.” “Boys State” gained the 2020 grand jury prize on the Sundance Film Festival, and offered on the competition to Apple and A24 for a then record-high $12 million. (That document was damaged at this yr’s Sundance by Questlove’s “Summer of Soul”).
“Mayor Pete” might be launched later this yr.
In summer season 2019, Axios reported that movie cameras had been following Buttigieg, the previous mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for Story Syndicate, a nonfiction manufacturing firm based by veteran filmmakers (and married couple) Dan Cogan and Liz Garbus. Cogan gained the Academy Award for finest documentary characteristic in 2017 for “Icarus.” Garbus co-directed with Lisa Cortés the Stacey Abrams documentary, “All In: The Fight for Democracy,” one other collaboration between Amazon Studios and Story Syndicate.
Both “All In” and “Boys State” had been among the many 15 docs lately shortlisted for finest documentary at this yr’s Oscars.
Cogan and Jon Bardin of Story Syndicate, and Laurie David (who gained the Academy Award for documentary characteristic in 2006′ for “An Inconvenient Truth”) are additionally producers of “Mayor Pete.” Executive producers are Garbus and Julie Gaither of Story Syndicate, and Regina Scully.
Buttigieg dropped out of the presidential race on March 1 of final yr, earlier than the Super Tuesday contests, and after dropping in South Carolina to Joe Biden. He turned a vocal advocate for Biden, and often went on Fox News within the lead-up to the election to be one of many marketing campaign’s handiest — and viral — advocates.
As Biden’s Transportation Secretary, Buttigieg serves as the primary brazenly LGBTQ Cabinet member in U.S. historical past.
Moss and McBaine are represented by WME, Management 360 and Sloss Law.
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