In the halls of California’s Capitol, 4000 teenagers run a fully functioning government complete with legislators, lobbyists, political party bosses, and elections. Over the course of four months, three candidates emerge from a field of 40 in the race for the 72nd Youth Governor. On the campaign trail, in their homes, and with peers watching their every word, we discover how these aspiring politicians put together the unique mix of ambition and activism it takes to win.
“It's not a weekend retreat or a classroom, it's four months of immersion,” said directors Matthew and Jaron Halmy. “It was mesmerizing and inspiring to watch these kids lose themselves in the democratic and electoral process with total conviction.”
The Youth Governor was produced by Matthew Halmy with executive producers Mary Lisio and Amanda Spain. Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the acquisition with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.