Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the documentary “Mayor Pete”, which Pete Buttigieg follows on his campaign path.
Jesse Moss (“Boys State”) directs the film that leads the audience in Buttigieg’s election campaign to become the youngest US president. Recently appointed US Secretary of Transportation, he is the first openly gay LGBTQ cabinet member in US history.
Moss produces alongside Amanda McBaine, Dan Cogan and Jon Bardin of Story Syndicate and Laurie David. Story Syndicate’s Liz Garbus and Julie Gaither are Executive Producers alongside Regina Scully.
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Moss’ latest film “Boys State” was taken over by Apple and A24 from the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. His previous film “The Overnighters” was shortlisted for Best Documentary at the Oscars and won the Sundance Special Jury Prize for Documentary.
Amazon and Story Syndicate recently collaborated with Stacey Abrams on Lisa Cortés and Garbus’s All In: The Fight For Democracy.
Moss and McBaine are represented by WME, Management 360 and Sloss Law.
Variety reported the news first.
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