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Amazon Studios boards Jesse Moss doc “Mayor Pete”

Amazon Studios has picked up worldwide rights to the documentary Mayor Pete from filmmaker Jesse Moss (Boys State, The Overnighters). The film follows Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. secretary of transportation and ...
February 23, 2021

Amazon Studios has picked up worldwide rights to the documentary Mayor Pete from filmmaker Jesse Moss (Boys State, The Overnighters).

The film follows Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. secretary of transportation and former mayor of Southbend, Indiana, through his campaign to become the youngest U.S. president.

Mayor Pete will offer access to the former Democratic candidate — the first openly LGBTQ cabinet member in U.S. history — his husband Chasten and their team.

Moss serves as producer with Amanda McBaine, Dan Cogan and Jon Bardin of New York-based Story Syndicate — founded by Liz Garbus and Cogan — and Laurie David.

Executive producers are Garbus and Julie Gaither of Story Syndicate and Regina Scully.

Moss’s Boys State was acquired out of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival by Apple and A24, and won 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 and the Allain King Documentary Award from the Toronto Critics Association.

Amazon Studios and Story Syndicate recently collaborated on All In: The Fight for Democracy from directors Lisa Cortés and Garbus, featuring Stacey Abrams.

Other Story Syndicate projects include Netflix series The Innocence Project; HBO’s six-parter I’ll Be Gone in the Dark; a forthcoming untitled National Geographic feature documentary about the underwater explorer and natural history icon Jacques Cousteau; and Fauci, a feature documentary for National Geographic.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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