Eugene Hernandez filed an indieWIRE article on a series of nonfiction films in production during this week’s Democratic National Convention. They include: Convention by several collaborating docmakers, Mayor by George Hickenlooper, and Alicia Sams & Amy Rice’s untitled, insider look at Barack Obama. From Hernandez’s article:
At about 3:30 this afternoon, inside the Denver Post’s Pepsi Center HQ at the Democratic National Convention, with cameras in hand filmmakers AJ Schnack and Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar (“A Lion In the House”) huddled around the paper’s political team. The unit was buzzing because Barack Obama had just arrived in the city, while across town Rage Against The Machine was performing live and inside the hall the presidential candidate’s name was placed into nomination with the roll call about to begin. Later, inside the convention hall, Schnack and filmmaker Paul Taylor (“We Are Together”) worked the floor and followed other Post reporters.
Filmmakers Schnack, Bognar, Reichert, Taylor, Laura Poitras (“My Country, My Country”), and Daniel Junge (“They Killed Sister Dorothy”) are among those trailing Post editor Curtis Hubbard and reporter Allison Sherry, Denver host committee president Elbra Wedgeworth, and Mayor Hickenlooper’s staff to capture the stories behind the scenes at this year’s event. The film is simply titled, “Convention.”