This spring, WGBH Lab and POV have partnered to fund 10 independent producers, helping each of them realize ideas for a three-minute short documentary about a 2008 election story. We evaluated almost 100 pitches that reflect a wide range of filmmakers’ experiences with the coming election. Everyone at the Lab and POV was impressed with quality of pitches, and though we had intended to choose five winners, you can see that the number was doubled — congratulations to all 10 producers! We wish them the best of luck, and can’t wait to see what they bring back.
The winning entries are listed below. For more information on each producer and their film, click the images; to follow the production process, visit the WGBH Lab Election 2008 site and check back often. The filmmakers are in production through June 6, and rough cuts will be online for review by the Lab community by June 9.
Teralyn Wade – Jackson, MI
The Decision of Whether and How to Vote
Chris Metzler and Josh Kurz – San Francisco, CA
Back Home and Voting
Anthony Tenczar – Concord, NH
Uncle Sam Lives!
Jean Nagy – Boston, MA
Lisa Russell – Brooklyn, NY
Green Collar Jobs
John Estrada – Austin, TX
Declaration of Policy
Eren McGinnis – Tucson, AZ
Battling Bias: Islam and the 2008 Election
Stuart Harmon, Megan Thompson – Brooklyn, NY
My Best Friend for Congress
Michael Kogge – Los Angeles, CA
Faith and Circumstance
Becky Beamer and Jeremy Zipple