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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.

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Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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